I’ve been struggling lately with my image. I just haven’t been happy overall with my body post-baby. Losing weight and slimming down has been a huge issue of mine. Finding time to squeeze in a work out when it’s possible, I’ve always seemed to find a way to excuse myself from making it a priority. You’d think with that right motivation, it’d be easy right?! Guess again. I’m pretty sure I’ve come up with every lame-o excuse to get out of working out. No wonder I’m not shedding the post-baby pounds.

I enrolled in a gym membership this past May. I got myself in a real groove of going to the gym and then fell out of habit in July when my husbands work hours picked up. After that I never could bring myself to jumping back on the bandwagon. I wasn’t feeling the results at the gym and I just didn’t feel that I had that “commitment” tying me down.
This is where Booty Camp Fitness enters the picture.
I first learned about Booty Camp while at the ShesConnected Conference in September. I loved the concept. The half time work out they put on during the conference was so energizing and fun-spirited. I found myself joining my local Booty Camp and had my first class on Tuesday night with the super awesome Sarah Rawlingson.
I was really nervous leading up to my first session. I kept psyching myself out.
Was I going to fit in? What if I don’t fit in?

Would I be motivated?

Would I ever start to tone and feel good about my body again? 

These were all thoughts that crossed my mind. 
I’m so thankful for all my twitter peeps in the days leading up to my first class. They were all able to talk me down, motivate me, cheerlead me and get me pumped up! This is one of the reasons why I have come to love Twitter. The support is phenomenal.
I digress…
So I went to my first class. Sarah started off the class by measuring all the newest members. Can I just say how displeased I was with my measurements. It was embarassing to me. Sarah was great though. She reminded me that it was normal, just the start and we’d work towards me achieving my goals. 
What are my goals? First and foremost, I just want to be healthy. I want to set an example for my children and feel good about the girl whose staring back at me each and every day from the mirror. In the long term, I’d love to fit back into my wedding dress. AND (notice I said and) once I do I plan to treat myself to a trash the dress photo shoot. I think that’s a fair reward, don’t you?!
My first class was great. I felt sick initially. I’ve learned my lesson not to eat a large meal prior to class. As class progressed I felt pumped, rejuvenated… albeit a little tired. It was so much fun! I’m feeling quite sore, but I can’t wait for our next class later tonight!!
Would you believe I did 60 minutes of the Booty Camp Ultimate DVD last night too? I’m feeling motivated, I tell ya!

Disclosure: Please note that I’m reviewing the Booty Camp Fitness 4-week program. The views expressed are simply my own and not those of Booty Camp Fitness or a PR Company.

5 Comments on Sipping the Booty Camp Kool-Aid!

  1. Sarah
    November 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Yeah!!! I’m a huge fan of Booty Camp- hope I get to go back soon:)

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  2. Lisa
    November 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm (6 years ago)

    So glad you’re having a great experience! Look forward to keeping up with your Booty Camp journey 🙂 Let’s see where you’re at with your goals in four weeks, woohoo!

    Lisa Richards
    Communications Manager
    Booty Camp Fitness

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  3. Mom Fashion World
    November 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm (6 years ago)

    I would like to try that.

    By the way, I’m your newest follower via GFC from the Thursday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and would love a follow back. Thanks!

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nicole
    November 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks MFW! I’m now following you!

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  5. Marie
    November 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I started Booty Camp on Wednesday and I had the same worries about fitting in. I was so down on myself after the measurements…and even after the fit test. I’m aching today. But I *will* be back on Monday and hoping for a more positive attitude 🙂

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