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Day 14: Wishful Thinking

by brooke.couch

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 1:25 PM

Maybe they'll forget. That's what I kept thinking (wishing) as I got ready for boot camp this morning. See, the rules are, if you miss the Monday weigh in, they weigh you on your first day back to camp. Even if the first day back to camp is the day after a vacation where perhaps you indulged in, oh say, some steak. And margaritas.

All my hopes were dashed when I spotted that unmistakable square shape on the ground. Yep, it was the scale. As soon as the coaches spotted me, they let me know that is was time to weigh in. I told them that this was very mean. They didn't seem too bothered about that. So, with heart racing, I stepped on the scale. And... I lost 1/2 a pound! Now that's obviously not a huge number, but I just got back from vacation! I usually come back about 3 pounds heavier -0never lighter! So now I'm giddy. I only have 4 days until the next weigh in though, so I'm going to have to bring it.

Boot camp today... let's just say it was hard. Coaches Chris and Kara Mohr (Mohr Results Boot Camp) set out decks of cards for us, along with instructions, and had us divide in to groups of six. Each suit corresponded to an exercise, and the number on the card dictated the number of reps we needed to do. Jokers were 10, Queens 11, Kings 12, and Aces 13. And then there's the Joker. If you drew the Joker, you had to do double the reps on the following cards, until you eventually pulled another Joker. So for example, if you pulled the Queen of Spades, you had to do 11 push-ups. But if you'd previously pulled the Joker -0you had to do 22 push-ups. Let me just say -0we pulled the Joker early, and took a long time getting rid of it.

My teammates and I moved pretty quickly from one exercise to the next. We were determined to make it through that deck! In retrospect, I'm not quite sure why, because once we made it through, we just flipped it over and started all over again! We did squats, push-ups, crunches, mountain climbers, skaters, jump rope... too many exercises to even list. I was absolutely soaked with sweat by the end. Which actually is kind of the norm for boot camp.

So today is a good day. I lost weight, worked out super hard, and have plenty of healthy food here with me at work to keep the vending machine at bay. First day back at boot camp was a total success. Tomorrow -0we're heading back to grade school! I have no idea what that means, but I'm sure it will involve running... lots and lots of running. See you tomorrow, boot campers!

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