The Power of ONE

Today for my 43 I did a move that I knew was going to be included in my workout (with over 150 reps!!!) – I figured that an extra 43 would be good for me – sometimes I’m sort-of stupid crazy like that!!!

I used my barbell – 

15 pounds on each side
15 pounds on each side

and did squats.  

get ready - once again eyes closed to prep!!
get ready – once again eyes closed to prep!!

And, just to show that I really do know to put all my weight in my butt (even though the picture above looks like I’m tilting forward) – 

side view
side view

I prefer doing the pictures before I work out (when I’m a little fresher!!) but today these were after my 43 squats and after my workout so my legs were  shot!!!

I did Body Pump – Pump Revolution which is almost an hour of lifting (high reps!).  There was a second when I first got up that I thought about doing the workout as planned but using lighter weights.  However,  I decided that doesn’t help me accomplish what I’m trying to achieve which is to get stronger.  So, I pushed myself with heavy weights and now I’m glad I did!!

Today was also Beach Boot Camp – the workout was fun and   different – it was partly inspired by my love of Turbo Fire and partly inspired by the current month (July!!).  I just included 7 moves (since July is the 7th month) that we did for 13 reps (2013!!) and then we repeated the circuit.  We only made it through 5 sets   today (appointments for some) but the goal would be 7 sets!!

Screen shot 2013-07-09 at 8.56.44 AMWhen Jordan and I left the swim beach after the workout (he has gone to all of the beach boot camps except 1 – last Friday because he was wiped out after a late night of fireworks Thursday night), I told him I was a little bummed that only 1 person (besides he and I) came to workout this morning.  His response – 

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Not gonna lie – it was a proud moment for me!!!  Not because of the workout but because he has the wisdom as a 14 year-old to realize that making a difference in the life of one  person is just as important as making a difference in the lives of 100s of people!!!

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Sometimes I get so wrapped up in thinking that I need to try and get more people to come to boot camp or in trying to grow my blog that I forget what really matters.  

Boot camp is just something that I thought would be fun this summer (and it has been!!).  What I didn’t realize when I started was how much I would enjoy the days that Jordan goes with me and  participates in my class!!  

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So, even if I only have a few people in some classes (I know that lots of people are on vacation and 6 am is just too early for some to get up in the summer!!) – Boot Camp has been a huge success because it has been good for Jordan (and for me!!).

Screen shot 2013-07-09 at 8.46.23 AMAnd, I know that my blog won’t ever affect that many people but if even just one person feels better after reading my blog than I am  happy!!!  (Occasionally that person is me, because the act of writing things down makes me feel better sometimes.)

Screen shot 2013-07-09 at 8.48.32 AMSo, no matter how many people you come in contact with during the day, remember that making one person smile or feel better about themselves is enough!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!


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