Would anyone like to join us bootcamp girls in a July 2008 challenge? We started one in June, lost some data in a system crash and although some members kept plugging along but we are starting "fresh" with a new month here. It's time for July BOOTCAMP girls!
Our Bootcamp doesn't have an official diet (we are here to keep each other accountable and motivate one another), although it's suggested to cut back to about 1200-1500 calories. But we are going to PUSH exercise this month. At least 5-6 days a week of HARD 30-45 min per day! If you are exercising at home use the more "boot camp" style dvd's like tae bo, kickboxing, bootcamp, Biggest Loser dvd's, etc. Also try to incorporate some weight training at least twice a week.
We are here this month to BURN THE FAT!
Here's the prep steps for our bootcamp challenge to be done as soon as possible in late June or July:
#1 - Clean out junk food from your kitchen, all of it! No junky carbs, unhealthy sweets, and trigger foods! Restock your kitchen with HEALTHY foods, it's summer so it's a great time for fruits and veggies. Organize your cookbooks, get new ones, study clean eating and tighten up your diet!
#2 - Declutter your home. At least start with the kitchen and main living areas. It's hard to think, set goals and move forward with there's junk everywhere! Flylady.net is a great website with ideas on how to stay on top of the clutter.
#3 - Get an Exercise/diet journal or use your current one - can be print or online. Make sure you have room for writing down what you eat plus exercise. Many here use fitday.com or calorieking. I like a print journal myself.
#4 - Personal grooming - clean yourself up, wax your brows, shave your legs, get a haircut/color, organize your makeup and hair stuff, paint your toe nails a bright color and have a system for your clothes. Bootcamp girls like to look their best even with a few extra lbs! Besides the more you have your grooming life in order the more positive and business like you'll be about moving forward not just in this area of your life, in others as well!
#5 - Buy any equipment you need for bootcamp - dvds, hand weights, mat, books, etc or join a gym if you need to.
#6 - Water - bottles everywhere, we are going to drink and drink water this month. Buy it by the gallons.
#7 - Set short goals for July bootcamp and long term goals for your fitness/dieting. If you diet and exercise hard this month you could see a loss of 1-2 lbs per week.
#8 - Create at least one affirmation (mantra) to repeat throughout the month, tape it on your mirror and the fridge along with your main goals
#9 - Pick one other area of your life to work on this month besides dieting to begin shaping other areas of your life that might need discipline (for example organizing clutter, your relationship, work, spiritual life) - those of us who have gained weight often lack self discipline so we are working on this, one area at a time.
#10 - Make a contract with yourself in your journal or here online, date it July 1, 2008. If you need to, to stay on track, refer to your contract and goals daily, or even set goals every night for the next day to REALLY stay on track!
#11 - Weigh yourself and take measurements June 30 or July 1
#12 - Nutrition/diet plan – keep up on magazine articles, check out library books and be informed about dieting/weight loss. Follow an "official" diet plan or create your own. Be sure to include the supplements and nutrients you need for exercising HARD this month, lots or protein, plenty of vitamins! If it inspires you, look at magazines, pictures of fit women. Visualize this, YOU CAN DO IT!
Ok, who's in for July bootcamp? In the bootcamp we started that got "lost" in cyberspace many introduced themselves, where they live, age and goals. Shall we do this again? Let's all try to REALLY REV IT UP AND HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE THIS MONTH!!