In the past, I’ve always considered myself a cardio girl. Dancing, step aerobics, spin, treadmill, elliptical – burn calories, burn fat…all that. Sure I’d take a BodyPump class here and there and I was addicted to Jillian Michaels’ style of incorporating strength into her workouts….but I still wasn’t convinced that I lift weights. You know because I was only lifting small weights. (Sorta like when I was running 3-4 times a week but wasn’t quite convinced I was a runner – odd brain I have.) With weights, it’s been the same thing. There was some sort of brain block where I would conjure up images of creepy muscle-heads wearing ripped tank tops in a sweaty, smelly gym…a boys only club. But I wouldn’t look down at my hands and realize that I was LIFTING WEIGHTS. And I was LOVING IT.
Until these past 8 weeks. I have been doing Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp and it finally sunk in that not only am I lifting weights, but that I’m enjoying it and I’m seeing results! I just signed up for the summer session of Best Body Bootcamp because I had so much fun this time around. I did the workouts either at home or at the gym and really can see a difference in my muscle definition, strength, and stamina. As the summer bootcamp series is about to start, here’s some thoughts on why you should try it too:
- Weekly workouts planned out for you, with modifications, instructional videos, and challenges.
- Access to Tina Reale via a private Facebook page, email, and her blog – a GREAT wealth of support and knowledge and she’s readily available and willing to help
- Kickass group of people participating in the Bootcamp that support each other and offer advice and fun blog posts to read
- A better rearview than you started with: