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Another Bootcamp Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh SO Frustrated with bootcamp this morning!! Our bootcamp has 2 running groups...Advance & Beginner's. I opted for the beginner's group, because I hadn't ran in a while – so I didn't want to hurt myself. Our main bootcamp instructor really pushes us, where her helper not so much. It was up until 2 weeks ago the bootcamp helper would run with us on Monday's and the main instructor would run with us on Wednesday's. Now the helper has been running with us on Monday's and Wednesday's for the past 2 weeks. My frustration is that I feel our group has gotten slower and we are in week #10!! All they do is complain...it's so negative...I just want to QUIT, so I don't have to hear it anymore!! I'm not going to quit =) but should I say something? Should I wear my ipod and drown the complaining out? A few weeks ago this one lady was complaining that the instructor up'd our minutes, to run without stopping, 2 extra mins. I said, “oh 2 mins really won't make a difference.” She said, “maybe not for you, but maybe for some of us!” So I hesitate to say anything during our run. Today, another lady said, “if you all don't like how slow we are running move to the advance group”. She made the statement, because the slower runner's have to be in front to lead everyone and if we go past them the group has to sprint. I text an ask the main bootcamp instructor.. 'us' being at 10 weeks into bootcamp how many minutes should it take us to run a mile...her response ideally – 11mins. I feel I may be there, but as a group we are not.

I really want our group to push themselves... to conquer every hill we run up on our run days. They can do it!! They have to believe they can do it. With the complaining, I feel they are forgetting why they signed up for bootcamp in the first place. I signed up for the accountability...of a group...eating right...drinking all the water I need to in a day...to be pushed beyond what I feel I can't do & can do it!! I've lost 17 pounds in 9 weeks!! To be able to run again...I'm doing it!! I ran a 5K in 34 mins!! I want to 'RUN' the OKC Memorial Half Marathon next year and I'm on track to do so! I want to be at my goal weight by the end of the year...I'm on track to reach it! The list goes on and on... I feel STRONG!! I feel GREAT!! I LOVE working out again!!

I'm so thankful to be able to blog and vent. I feel my bootcamp achievements have over shadowed my frustration. In the end it's all about me... their my workouts and as long as I'm putting in all that I have everyday... I'm happy!!

Our instructor started a body fat challenge for our last 4 weeks to help motivate us. It cost $10 to do the challenge. There's 17 of us signed up, so there's $170 up for grab. I so WANT it!!
My body fat is at 31% ...I need to stay completely 100% on track with my eating and drinking water, so I can get to my bootcamp goal weight.

Happy Sparking!! Have a GREAT day!! Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog.
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    Vent Away 2B! i would probably be moving ahead and making everyone sprint. that is what complainers need, a challenge. and if they are just grumbling to grumble, no sweat, it will do them good! i am a stinking when it comes to complainers. maybe you can switch to the advanced group? i'll be you would have NO troubles keeping up with them.
    I am SO proud of you for sticking with it and losing tons of weight! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3160 days ago
  • KBAYS1976
    Go ahead & vent! You are progressing SO WELL! Every bootcamp instructor's dream student! I would vote for putting on your headphones and drowning out the negativity. Or, now that you have that first run out of the way again, go ahead & move up to the advanced group. Hopefully they do not complain as much???

    Keep at it. You are doing GREAT!
    3161 days ago
    Don't let the others in your group steel your joy. Be an example of what a positive attitude will do. Put on the headphones and maybe talk to the group leader. Maybe you need to jump up to the next group if it is possible. Hang in there. Your progress is phenomenal! emoticon
    3163 days ago
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