Mission: Get Mom Back in the Picture, update week 1

For those who have been following my progress since my first post last week, I thought I would provide an update after my first week.  I have survived, and I have to say, after the initial aching, I feel great!  Last week I started with the Custom Fitness Concepts bootcamp and revved up my fitness routine quite a bit.  Here’s what the week looked like:

Monday: 3 mile run on the trail (while my daughters were at dance class)

Tuesday: Bootcamp with Tina

Wednesday: rest… trust me, this was a good thing 😉

Thursday: Bootcamp with Tina

Friday: Bootcamp with Tina

Saturday: lots of cheering for my kids at soccer games (maybe we’ll call that “rest” as well)

Sunday: rest

I tracked my eating on myfitnesspal.com and kept my calorie intake to reasonable levels.  I weighed in this morning, and I am down 3 lbs.  So that’s progress!   A couple of things I took from my experience last week:

1) I wasn’t sure about going to Bootcamp two days in a row (Thursday and Friday) but I am glad I did.  The workout is different every day, and even though I was still pretty sore from Thursday I managed to do fine in class on Friday.

2) Having a great trainer and good company is half the battle.  The group of ladies at the Merrifield CFC bootcamp are perfect workout buddies.  They are fun, encouraging, and a good mix of fitness levels.    It’s nice to go back and see friendly faces and have folks great you by name.  It’s a more cohesive group than what I’ve found at my gym.

3) I can still eat out and eat well.  Seasons 52 at Tyson’s Corner is my new favorite restaurant.  They have a great seasonal, local food-based menu, and nothing on their menu is over 475 calories!   I went for a date lunch with my husband last weekend and we both made it out of there eating a full meal for less than 600 calories.

4) My friends and acquaintances are very supportive and many have the same goal of making more time for themselves to get fit.  I have gotten lots of positive feedback on Facebook and when I run while the girls are at dance class or walk while the girls play soccer, the other moms I see are very excited about the idea of trying it themselves.

So that’s my report from this past week… I have run into several other local moms out running or walking, so I think the spring weather will get a lot of people moving toward better fitness this month.  Have you started your own personal goal?  If so, feel free to share your progress in the comments section!

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  1. Yay! I am so proud of you! 🙂 What a gift you are giving to yourself (and girls!)