Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Final Boot Camp Update

Well you guys, I successfully made it through 6 weeks of boot camp. We had our final assessment today and I definitely can't complain about my numbers in that area. However, I found myself quite discouraged at that fact that I have somehow managed to gain 3 lbs and only lost 1/2 an inch in my waist. Talk about a mood killer. I don't know what I am doing wrong, I am eating SO MUCH better than I was 6 weeks ago, like really watching what and how much I eat (but not starving myself, I love food too much to do that :) ) and I am working out 4-5 times a week. I don't know what else I can do. Weight loss or not though, I have signed up for 12 more weeks of this camp. I have seen an overall improvement in my health, energy, mood, etc. Whether I lose weight or inches is not nearly as important is being active and doing something to better my overall health, which this is doing. So bring on the next 12 weeks! I will continue updates throughout those as well (for the few of you who care). Here are the final results of my boot camp, all number up except 1, so that is one positive. Here are results from all 3 assessments:

Week 1, Day 1: 
Mile - 10:16
Push-Up - 20
Crunches - 46
Sit-Ups - 20
Plank - 1:06
Squats - 41
Squat Jumps - 38
Hell Burpees - 7

Half-Way Mark, Day 12
Mile -*We only did this the first week and last*
Push-Ups - 34
Crunches - 61
Sit-Ups - 30
Plank - 1:30
Squats - 50
Squat Jumps - 51
Hell Burpees -12

Week 6
Mile -9:16
Push-Ups - 41 (overall increase 21)
Crunches - 72 (overall increase 26)
Sit-Ups - 37 (overall increase 17)
Plank - 1:40 (overall increase 34 seconds)
Squats - 52 (overall increase 11)
Squat Jumps - 46 (clearly was not feeling these today, so we will go with last week's number and say an increase of 13)
Hell Burpees -15 (overall increase 8)

All-in-all I think this was worth it, and I can't wait to see how much I have improved by the time I finish all 18 weeks. My only hope is that I eventually start losing some weight and inches these next 2 sessions.


  1. good job, erica! I'm so proud of you!

    Hey, you are gaining muscle chick! Who cares about those few pounds. :)

    One thing I can tell you to watch for to lose inches would be your sodium intake. I know we love to "count calories," but if those 60 calorie snacks or micro meals are loaded with sodium, it will cause us to bloat. Just a thought that helps me :)

  2. erica... WOW! those numbers are incredible... you increased in all of those categories in just 6 weeks?! yowzaa... that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Keep up the great work :)

    in terms of lbs, i know it may sound crazy, but are you eating enough?! sometimes our bodies can go in starvation mode if we eat too little.. and on top of that, you're doing some pretty intense workouts! maybe up the calories 100 / day or so? just another thought :)