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Monday, January 4, 2010

Boot Camp Day 1

I am so blessed that there is a FREE boot camp offered at my church for the next two weeks. Five days a week! I am so lucky because we just are not in a financial position to be joining a gym (just yet...;o) I went this morning for 3 hours. We did regular stretching, we wogged around our gym, played volleyball, used an exercise ball (for the first time ever!), got weighed in, measured, and ended with yoga... and felt so loved while doing all of these things.

I didn't think I would ever do yoga again after a mishap at a yoga class in my early twenties....(yoga class was such a 'gas'...i am still embarrassed) But I did, and I liked it. I think what I like about this class so much is that it encompasses a lot of different elements, and keeps you busy. It did not feel like we were there for three hours, that is for sure!'s time to be accountable. I weighed 221.8lbs today when I went in. My measurments were taken of the following areas:

(I will post them later tonight along with a "before" picture!)
I was able to do 37 crunches in a minute
I was able to do 31 wall push ups

It's not easy to see those numbers. It's not easy to realize that I have had so much time to make this "weight" thing right. But I can't worry about that anymore. My kids deserve to have me at their 30th birthday parties. Something that my parents will not able to do for me in February. I would love to be under 200 for my birthday, but that is not going to happen for me I am sure. But 210 by 2/10 might!

If you too, are on a journey of your own, whether it be for weight loss or financial, I hope that you are able to find something that works for you to get through. I am praying that this boot camp will give me the "push" go get over the 33lb weight loss that I have had since I had my son in June of 09. I just can't do anymore on my own.

Take care,


  1. Good for you Nyky! I think you will do great. You weigh almost exactly what I weighed one year ago and look at where I am today. Anything is possible. Just stick to it and I think you could easily be 200 pounds by your birthday. I say you shot for "Onderland"! You're gonna do great!

  2. Thanks Jess! I am really going to have to work hard for that goal...but if you think I can do it...and I WANT to do it...Then I AM GOING TO DO IT! That is so scary to me. Thanks for your encouragement. You look great, and worked so hard for that.

  3. Love that your church has a free boot camp. That is fabulous. What a way to kick start the year!

  4. Heather~ It was INTENSE you will see in a post later. I feel so revived!