I am in the middle of week 3 of bootcamp! I’ve made it to three a week, and I’m up to full reps!* I feel pretty good- especially right after class. The instructor does not like scales, but likes to measure once a month. For this reason, I’ve suspending weighing myself while doing this first month of bootcamp. But I hope I’m weigh down. (I’ll be here all night, folks.)

I regret not weighing myself the day before my first class, or even taking a picture. One person in the class already commented that I looked like I was slimming down- which is good to hear. But I see myself everyday, so I’ve missed it.

Monday, being a holiday, I did the 9am class. This was the most I’ve been able to push myself. There is certainly a correlation between how early it is in the morning, and my ability to push through hard exercises. I am very sore in the abs- because abs is the last thing worked out every day. By the time I normally get there- I’m worn out, and probably don’t do full reps with full form. But I did Monday! I made sure I did today also.

My biggest problem with mornings has been how I feel. In addition to being tired (because I’m a 7:58 kind of guy) – finding what to eat just before class is tough. I’ve never been a big breakfast eater (tsk tsk) and when you work out, your blood sugar drops. And when it’s first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach- it doesn’t take much to feel horrible. I’ve tried apple slices, a couple servings of OJ. These help- but I’ve never felt 100% by the end of class. I just want to make sure I am not confusing genuine muscle exhaustion with not having enough of the right food in me before the workout started. I have a feeling I’ll have it figured out about the time the class ends.