I did it! I finished my first four weeks of camp gladiator.. and I didn't quit! I had Britt to motivate me to go every morning because. well she was sitting in my driveway to pick me up at 4:50am and I couldn't just leave her out there. we made it about 4 days every week mostly to the 5am class, but we hit up the 8am once and honestly I prefer 5am. get it over with before the rest of the neighborhood wakes and before the blanket of heat covers.
I haven't seen my abs before now in years!
my arms and legs have much more definition for sure. and my entire core is just so much stronger!
total weight at the end of week 4: 128.8lbs (12pm in the afternoon after breakfast and coffee)
total body water // week one: 71.2lbs >> week four: 74.1lbs
dry lean mass // week one: 25.8 lbs >> week four: 27.1lbs
body fat mass // week one: 27.1 lbs >> week four: 27.6lbs
total lean body mass // week one: 97.0 lbs >> week four: 101.2lbs
skeletal muscle mass // week one: 53.1 lbs >> week four: 55.3lbs
BMI // week one: 19.4 >> week four: 20.2
percent body fat // week one: 21.8% >> week four: 21.4%
4 week goals
increase lean body mass - MET!
gain 3.7 pounds of body fat mass - progressing. I gained only 0.4lbs.
gain 6.2 pounds of lean body mass - the greatest progress I made in these last four weeks!
I gained 4.2 pounds of lean body mass.
which means that the weight I gained (from 124lbs to 128lbs) was basically all lean body mass.
whats even better is that I improved significantly on my fit test from week one to week four.
the first week of camp we did a 'fit test'. basically heres how it went.
10 burpees .. run 100 yards.
8 burpees.. run 100 yards.
6 burpees.. run 100 yards.
4 burpees.. run 100 yards.
2 burpees.. run 100 yards.
cue panic as my coach was instructing us on this glorious task.
I had never done a burpee in my life. I couldn't even do a push up or a sit up.
I did it in 3 minutes and 28 seconds. I felt like I was going to puke at the end.
week four of camp I improved by almost an entire minute and completed the same fit test in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. I also felt like I was going to puke at the end.
other things.. I have met a great community of people that are motivating and fun to workout with. the 5am group is pretty consistent, so its fun to get together and sweat our butts off several times a week for an hour.
I signed up for my second camp which starts next week . I haven't really workout out anywhere near this capacity since before the twins were born, but I am hooked. workouts are different everyday- so I am using new muscles and doing new movements which keeps my body guessing but changing for the better. I am stronger. I have more endurance.
y'all.. I can do a sit up.
Jordan tells me how beautiful I am everyday. regardless of the loose skin on my stomach (which is all but tightened up after these last four weeks!) or those time of the month breakouts across my cheeks or if my hair is four days dirty.
but his encouragement over these last four weeks and affirmations that I am doing good and making big change has been the greatest encouragement of all!
ALL that being said- I have a couple of free camps to give away because I am a BOLD member.
shoot me an email if you are interested and I would LOVE to give you details!
camp gladiator's mission:
positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible.
I would have to agree.