In my previous post You got this!, I stated that I was planning on starting a 6 week women’s boot camp in order to become more fit. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably watched my video stories on my experience and progress. This boot camp was a great way to start on becoming a better and healthier me and I have learned a lot from it!
This boot camp was held at a Krav Maga gym where they offer Krav Maga, Kickboxing and Circuit training classes. I met up with a trainer to sign up and went over the Paleo diet plan they recommend as well as the days and times I wanted to come in. I chose to do Tuesday, Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10-11 am. I really liked that it was only three days a week so you could have time to recover and it wasn’t too overwhelming.
To be honest, I tried the Paleo diet for about a week and then I got tired of it. I kinda wished I pushed myself harder to stick with it. Paleo is basically eating whatever the cavemen would have eaten. You can only eat veggies & meats. No dairy, no nuts and no fruits. This was very hard for me, but they swear by it and I did feel a lot better after giving up my usual carbs. Today I am doing intermediate fasting when I eat from 12-8 pm and the rest of the 16 hours I don’t eat anything. This has probably been the easiest diet for me to stick with so far!
The first week of boot camp was rough. My body was not used to a whole hour of keeping my heart rate up and working hard. After the first week, bathing in Epsom salt from being so sore 🙂 I felt stronger! I also had one of my friends along this journey working out with me! There is nothing more empowering than a bunch of women with the same goals working out together and pushing one another! My wonderful group!
On Tuesday and Thursdays, we would do full body workouts! Some may have included weights or weighted medicine balls. Some exercises may have targeted a certain area more like legs or arms, but in the end we worked out everything! In between our sets, we had to keep our heart rate up so we had to do more squats or even run. We typically ended the class doing 1,000 abs which isn’t as bad as you think! It took about 20 min to complete all of them. Every day was different and I think that’s what I liked about it. You never knew what you were getting your body into 😉
Me jumping in the back! LOL
Our Saturday classes involved kick-boxing and I learned quick that this was something I really enjoyed! I’ve tried a lot of things such as cycling classes, HIIT and running. I absolutely HATE running! Lol Kick-boxing never gets boring and you are also learning to defend yourself! I felt so strong during these classes and would be excited for the next! Since boot camp is over, I am planning on teaching myself at my gym so I can continue to do something I love!
Lauren wasn’t looking 😉
I am sad, but at the same time happy that boot camp is over. I gained almost an inch of muscle everywhere except my waist which stayed the same. I gained a couple pounds that I hope is muscle too and my before and after pics are below!
This is not where my fitness journey ends! I am now starting a fitness guide with Mari who you should deff check out! https://marieasyfitness.com/ Mari is my new idol! She is down to earth and has been through what a lot of people have been through. I am hoping to be more like her and suck up my excuses and do what I need to in order to feel better about myself! Her guide includes more weight lifting and is a 10 week program! I’ll keep ya’ll updated on insta of my experience as well as write another blog after I’m done!