a) I will give anything a go
b) I'm desperate to lose weight
but c) I'm really lazy and hard work sucks
Today I tried the Six Week Bootcamp I blogged about yesterday for the first time. It's meant to be suitable for anyone and any ability, but apparently not for idiots!
I started with my warm up. They suggest a 5 minute jog or walk, so I picked jogging to the park as I needed the space there for the sprints.
I set my interval timer app for the sprints - they said 5 30-60 second sprints with 1-2 minute breaks. I opted for the shortest sprint of 30 seconds and the longest break of 2 minutes as I'm pretty unfit and though I can jog for a while, sprinting is not my forte. After the first 2 sprints I was feeling good and thought maybe a minute would have been enough rest, but by the fifth sprint my legs were wobbly and giving way, and I was so grateful of my two minutes. This is high impact, and little periods of effort which is perfect for me.
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So I decided to try the exercises, but I was so weak I only managed to do half the intended amount of each. Even though I felt fine, I was completely devoid of energy. The jog back home really scuppered me and I think having to have that 10 minute break of complete inactivity won't have helped the fat burning potential of the exercises.
So, I'm having a break tomorrow to do a workout DVD and will try the Bootcamp again on Friday and this time I will follow it TOO THE LETTER and not be all blasé about how easy it's going to be after the sprints!!