How I'm Doing So Far

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

66 steps and olympic competition!

More boot camp stories for you :)

But before that, I've been toying with the idea of a wee fill because I'm finding that since starting boot camp i'm hungrier and more often than before, but I'm really trying to manage it on my own by following the rules and limiting my ice cream consumption..... (not doing the best job there).
Well yesterday i was craving sushi so a friend and i went for lunch..... let's just say i had one of those 'i love sushi but sushi don't love me' kinds of lunches! It went down better for dinner.

this morning we were at the Queen's Staircase - 66 steps carved out of limestone once upon a time by slaves. It's a popular tourist destination by day, torture chamber for locals by early morning and night!

Here is the staircase from the ground. There's no longer a functioning waterfall along the left side. that would have been nice and zen like at 5 this morning!
Here's what it looks like from the top.

We worked in our small teams this morning. On my team is a former Olympian!!!! While she's not in Olympic (swimming) shape, she's fit. She's good. pushes the rest of us to do more. We have a great team..... and our weakest link has ability and is willing to be pushed so we'll do well. 

Today we were up and down those bloody steps countless times, then jogged over to another station where it was non-stop jumping jacks, jump squats, hops, mountain climbers, shuffles, etc etc.....all lower body. all non stop!

We did this cycle a few times, always jogging from one station to the next. And then we had to meet up at the top of the stairs and line up in our teams and sprint only the lord knows what distance up a slight incline. twice.

when i got home i realised for the first time:
a) just how many stairs there are to get into my house
b) just how fast my little dog likes to go on our morning walks!

i just keep thinking bikini. bikini. bikini.


Sandy Lee said...

Love stairs! They will make your butt look extra good in the bikini.

Stephanie said...

I think I would have had a heart attack. How many times did you have to do up and down? They remind me of the stiars from the movie "The Exorcist"

Cat said...

What a beautiful scenic stairway! I'm certain you were probably cursing them this morning though instead of thinking how beautiful they look. It's actually scary looking down from the top!

Dawnya said...

I'm breathing heavy just reading this. You are going to have the best damn body on the island. I can't even imagine the torture.

Catherine55 said...

Just caught up on your last few posts. You look AMAZING! I love your boot camp tales -- you are doing so so well. Bikiniville, here you come. :)