Next week, folks! Next week marks the beginning of the Fall 2013 Bikini Bod Bootcamp! I am more than excited to embark on this 12-week journey with so many dedicated women. We’ll have lots of bootcamp veterans and a whole slew of new members who’ll be joining us as well, which is so inspiring!
Beyond that, I’ll be spending almost the entirety of my second trimester facilitating these intense workouts, so it’s going to be an entirely new challenge for me. Here’s to modifications and acute sensitivity to internal signals!
Considering that we begin next week, I wanted to let all you ladies know that it’s not too late to join us! Below are some general details about what you can expect as well as a few tips to get prepared for next week and beyond!
Our schedule will be a little different as you’ll be receiving the work out in your inbox on Monday, September 16, but we won’t meet as a group until Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30pm.
Mondays @ 6:30pm (starting Monday, Sept 23)
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Fridays @ 7am
Blue Jacket Park. I’ll email you details on the exact meeting place if you’d like to join us.
You + anyone you’d like to invite!
Bikini Bod Bootcamp uses a method of HIIT (high intensity interval training) for each workout because it is super effective and allows each woman to go at her own pace. It’s all about putting forth maximum effort for a certain amount of time, so no one is counting reps or making you do 50 squats before moving on to the next move. This means that these workouts are appropriate for every skill level!
If you’re able to, please bring the following:
-Lots of water!
-Yoga Mat. I have a couple extras if you need to borrow. You could also use a big towel!
-A set of 5lb dumbbells. These are not required by any means, but I will address using them to make the exercises more challenging each week. I will bring a couple of sets of my own if you’d like to try them out.
Because you want to get stronger and more awesome than you already are!
$0.00 = FREE
So, now that you know all of the details, let’s talk a little bit about how you can prepare yourself for a successful Bootcamp experience! If you’re up for a little more in-depth reading and prep, check out the post I wrote as we began BBB in the Spring here.
For those of you who need a quick refresher, read on.
- Please start hydrating for next week NOW. It’s crucial that everyone is properly hydrated for each workout and you can’t go from 4 cups of coffee a day to full hydration in an afternoon. So, start upping your water intake today! For more info on the benefits of proper hydration, check out what happened when I didn’t take my own advice here.
- Go ahead and take your before measurements. I swear by the tape measure and pretty much disown the scale when I’m working toward a fitness goal. Gauging progress by tracking your measurements is a much more accurate way to survey your results. Weight is greatly impacted by muscle tone vs. fat stores, so it’s actually ok for your weight to increase during the next 12 weeks. We are going to focus on building strength and overall toning, so be prepared to firm up but not necessarily lose on the scale. After all, the greater percentage of muscle you have, the more efficiently you’ll burn fat. Win-win!
- If necessary, start cleaning up your diet. All this means is start being more aware of the things you’re feeding your body as fuel. Your workouts will be far more enjoyable and effective if you’re eating the right stuff! Try your best to eliminate unrefined starches like white bread, white sugar, and anything that’s overly processed. Instead, choose foods that are whole (read: the same from the ground as they are on your plate) and nutritious. Leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, and deeply colored fruits are the way to go!
- Get mentally prepared! I highly suggest taking some time to set some goals for yourself. I encourage you to steer away from weight related goals and, instead, focus on goals that are measured in other ways; think about a 1/4 mile lap time you’d like to reach, or how many weeks it’ll take you to do a full pushup. It’s also super beneficial to physically place your workouts into your schedule. Whether you use iCal or a spiral bound day planner, make the time NOW for your workouts for the next 12 weeks. Finally, take some time to validate the commitment you’re making for your health, your strength, and your overall happiness. This is going to be a good 12 weeks!
Once again, if you haven’t officially joined our roster, it’s not too late! Leave a comment letting me know you’re interested and I’ll get you all of the information you need to join our growing crew. Remember, you don’t have to live in the Orlando area to participate. The workouts are distributed via email so as long as you have the means to read this post, you also have the means to receive the workouts. I can’t wait to see where the next 12 weeks take us. Let’s go!
Nourish and Be Nourished::