Now that registration for Round 4 of Best Body Bootcamp is officially under way, I thought some of you might enjoy hearing thoughts from those who have been involved. For this month’s weekly guest post line-up, I have some current participants sharing their experiences with Best Body Bootcamp. I have Cat, the self proclaimed “tinamurderer”, ready to kick off the series for you today!
Even if you have no intention of ever doing BBB, you still have to read her post (or at least click over to her blog). She is one of my favorite bloggers around. Hilarious, motivational, creative in the kitchen, and has such a way with words. A MUST read in my reader. She’ll tell you like it is, so you can certainly take her word for her thoughts on Best Body Bootcamp. Have fun reading! I sure did.
Like most healthy living bloggers, I spend a great deal of my time doing absolutely nothing but sitting on my rumpity rump perusing Pinterest for workouts I should be doing, and healthy crap I should be consuming. Of course, I’m doing this while I’m drinking my seventeenth cup of coffee and "taste testing" my latest Christmas cookie recipe.
More and more of my bloggy friends were pinning another one of my bloggy friends’ workouts. I just kept seeing Tina every dang place on Pinterest, as well as happily ensconced in my reader. I took it as a sign from G-d. Ok, it might also be like that one recipe you keep seeing on Pinterest, and you think to yourself "I should probably go make that!!" Yeah, I’m thinking it was the hand of G-d.
I have read T’s blog for a long time; almost since its inception, and since she started her Best Body Bootcamp, I’ve been intrigued. She is a veritable blonde bonanza of fitness fantastic, but I was unsure of the extremely underpriced fitness routines she would offer. I have no reason why I hesitated. Had I known the level of awesome I could achieve, I’d not have, I assure you. I’d have jumped on that train quicker than if it held a less-than-dressed Michael Fassbender holding a dozen roses and a bottle of wine.
You must understand. I am a CrossFitter. I am a marathoner. I am SUPER jaded when it comes to workouts. I am fickle, and I don’t love doing the same things over and over again. I was TERRIFIED that Tina’s, much like other online training programs would have the same issues of redundancy and be underwhelming.
I was wrong.
me during my first boot camp workout.
Let’s take a quiz. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you for answering incorrectly, because be assured, I have this rigged.
A "Scorpion" is
A: an insect found in warm climates with a really yucky tail.
B: a peculiar dance move found only in the seediest of Jersey nightclubs
C: a ritualistic torture device brought upon you from the fieriest pits of hell…or Tina
Obvie, the answer is "all of the above", but since I didn’t give that as an option (hellooooo, I RIGGED it) the correct answer is C.
The "Scorpion" is a crazy move which made me want to drive southward from the loving, cold embrace of NYC to the peach state and kick Tina in her teeth.
These workouts are no joke. Not even to a running-like-you-stole-the-hope-diamond and-timing-the-whole-thing-while-jump-roping gal such as myself. If you do the Best Body Bootcamp be prepared for your body to change, but be even more prepared to be both humbled and inspired. There are levels to each workout, and you’ll never feel like she’s far away from the process. Yes, my shoulders are more defined, and my calves look killer, but I know, in my spirit that I can do more than what I thought I could. I can reach deep into myself and get through a crazy workout, and come out on the other side a stronger PERSON.
Maybe I was wrong earlier, maybe it was a sign from G-d. I mean, I’ve been praying for a butt-lift for years, and Tina seems to be the instrument of G-d’s grace in this.
Me. 2/3 through bootcamp…with SHOULDER definition. Be jealous.
Cat is the snarky fitness and healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) recipe writer at Breakfast to Bed. She is the mother to Captain Crazypants and the Peanut. It is her life’s goal to win a full glitz pageant on "Toddlers and Tiaras" but is fairly certain that isn’t possible. Instead, she’s working hard to stay healthy, maintain a 175lb weight loss, and be a good example to her family.