The first day of boot camp, our instructor (“E.”) told us we had to wait for the whistle before we started doing whatever it is we were supposed to do. It only took one time of not doing that to learn that we really wanted to wait for the whistle. One time, we had to do sprints. Another time, we had to do push-ups. After this happened several times in one day, every time E. would say “Alright, let’s go” someone would inevitably whisper loudly, “Wait for the whistle!” This has now become our mantra every time we’re about to run sprints or do circuit training. It’s good for discipline, I guess, but it wreaks havoc on your nerves.
I’ve been tracking my weight daily and my eating almost daily at The Daily Plate. They have a handy graph of your weight loss (or gain, as the case may be), so I took a screenshot (conveniently leaving out the actual numbers, of course). As you can see, my progress looks kind of like a crazy rollercoaster.
I’m not sure what’s up with this fluctuation, but I’m taking comfort in the fact that I haven’t gained weight. And in the last few days, I’ve definitely stayed more closely around the same weight (the vertical distance between intersections is one pound). And in the last three days, I’ve hit two of the lowest points so far.
Additionally, I feel like my pants are looser, so it could be that I’m gaining muscle and losing fat, which would be wonderful. I also read recently that sometimes when you first start a workout regimen, your weight stays about the same or you even gain weight, but after several weeks you start to lose weight fairly quickly. I’m hoping this is what’s going on.
Surprisingly, I’m kind of getting used to waking up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym. I think when boot camp is over I may still go in the mornings (but perhaps not quite so early). As long as I get to bed by 10 or so the night before, I can even stay awake all day without any problems.
As far as what I’ve actually done since last Friday, boot camp has pretty much been it. I did go to the gym for about 40 minutes on Tuesday, because E. gave us homework to go to the gym one other time besides boot camp. I only did abs and upper body, because my legs have been really sore from all the running we’ve been doing. I’m hoping next week to work out two times in addition to boot camp, just doing arms and abs.
What kinds of workouts have you guys been up to this week? Leave me a comment and let me know!