Boot-camps are all the rage these days. It’s easy to get enthusiastic about weight loss, a toned body and a vision of yourself able to nonchalantly do 50 press-ups. Actually signing up for a class can be daunting though, especially mixed ones.
And if you haven’t been very active before, well, it can be downright scary... and painful. The first class is the hardest so I was mentally prepared for a world of pain when I started the MUV Base boot-camp.
Between trying to perfect your form and doing agonizing things you didn’t know your body could do (while trying to look cool), the thoughts racing in and out of your mind can be downright… absurd.
To prep you, here are the 30 thoughts you can expect to go through your head on your first day of torture:
1) This is easy. I could do this all day.
2) Oh god, how long do I have to do these jumping jacks?!
3) Isn’t warm-up supposed to be fun? I can’t breathe.
Cardio and strength training, also known as Hell on Earth
4) Jump-squat-push-up?! I didn’t come here to die.
5) How can twenty seconds last so long?!
6) Oh thank god, rest period.
7) That did NOT last ten seconds.
8) Why is that guy looking at me?
9) Oh no, maybe he thinks I’m looking at him!
10) The instructor wants me to go deeper into my squat? LOL, no.
11) Okay, butt out, back straight, head up.
12) My form was perfect in that last one. I’m a goddess.
13) Wait, did I hold my stomach in?
14) Damn, I forgot to hold my stomach in!
15) Was all of that useless because I didn’t hold my stomach in?!
16) Hell no, squats again?!
17) This next one looks easy. I got this.
18) NOPE, don’t got this.
19) If he says squats again, I’m walking out the door.
20) Seriously?! How many kinds of squats are there?!
21) I’m gonna go for the proper push-up.
22) Oooor maybe I’ll just do them on my knees. Mustn’t over-exert!
23) Jump Lunges?! I fall flat on my face during normal lunges!
24) I’ll just skip this one.
25) Oh god, the instructor is coming this way, pretend to do jump lunges!
26) Hey, I’m totally killing these mountain climbers! Oh wait, my shoe came off.
27) It’s over?! It’s over!! I did it!
28) Stretches? No problem!
29) Um. My body can’t do that.
30) Oh god, there’s 29 more days of this!
This better be worth it!