Yup - today I started a fitness bootcamp in Atlanta called Operation Bootcamp. The specific bootcamp I'm inflicting on myself is held at 6:00AM at Candler Park, but they are also held in other locations around Atlanta. I'll be doing this every weekday morning for 4 weeks, with the first Wednesday and the last Friday off.
Anyone who knows me knows that the first challenge for me is the 6:00AM start time. I'm very much not a morning person, but I've decided that's gotta change. If I expect big fitness changes, I have to make other changes too, and waking up early is going to have to be one of them.
Another change I'll have to make during this program is to start following the Body for Life meal program again, which involves eating six smaller meals a day, and carefully monitoring protein and carb portions during the course of the day. I've actually done the Body for Life Program before, so this isn't totally new. However - considering my fridge is typically pathetically bachelor-status-empty, this will require more organized trips to the grocery than I'm use to.
So today being the first day of bootcamp, everyone does a fitness test (to be repeated at the end also) to help give some metrics on what kinda shape you're in and ultimately what improvements you make by the end of the bootcamp. I've decided to post my stats at the start and end in the same way fellow bloggers Dean Saxe and Brandon Purcell have done during their bootcamp and Body for Life challenges. Bootcamp measures reps per minute and mile running time, the Body For Life program measures weight, body fat, and before/after shirtless photo. I'm including both sets below (holding back the photo for now - you are welcome)...
- One Mile: 8:17 (or 8:47, wasn't paying enough attention)
- Push ups: 42 (one minute)
- Sit Ups: 24 (one minute)
- Dips: 42 (one minute)
- Weight: 214
- Body Fat%: 22.8 (as measured by questionably accurate scale)
Depending on how inspired I am, I may post progress per week, or maybe just at the end. Hey, whaddya want?!? This is the first blog post in like 7 weeks!