Yesterday was a hectic day at work because three of our on campus programs started in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Royal Roads University. I headed to work for 7:00am so we could get everything set up for their arrival. That mean I didn’t have time to get a workout in before I left. It was Monday though and I knew there would be Kelly’s bootcamp class at lunch. I had written my post about not making excuses but I wasn’t sure if I would get to go since it was the students first day on campus. I took my running gear to work so if I could go I couldn’t use the excuse “I don’t have my gear.”
It ended up that I was able to go. The students were in a team event until 12:30pm and the bootcamp class started at 12:10pm. YAY! As I ran from my office to the gym the group was outside starting the warmup for the class.
Our warm up looked like this:
- 2 x light jog
- 2 x skipping
- 2 x backward run
- 2 x broad jumps
- 2 x in and out jumps
- 2 x sprints
- and 100 jumping jacks
We then moved inside to the gym and used a mat and free weights. Kelly gave me 12lb weights for the exercises. I wasn’t certain at first I would be able to do what she was having us do but I made it. My arms were fatigued at the end but that was the point.
We did each of the following exercises once and for a minute each.
- inch worms
- laying down single arm chest press with one arm and then the other
- glute press with a chest press
- burpees with push-ups
- up and down plank
- plank pop ups
We then repeated our warm up.
Most people had to leave at 12:45pm so as a larger group we did the following exercises.
- single arm row
- renegade row and jump in
Kate and I were the only two who could stay for another ten minutes so Kelly got us to do:
- side plank with a row on one side and then the other
- bent over reverse fly
- plank where we face each other and slap each others hand x 50
- sit ups where we gave high five to each other x 25
It was a great class and I felt so good after I was done. I didn’t let any excuse stop me from going and I am happy for that. I even ended my day with a 3k run home. I had my tunes and it felt good to be outside enjoying the fall air.
How did your day go?