Monday, April 4, 2011

Boot Camp is on!

Today was the first day of Boot was assessment day.  We had to run a mile in 12 minutes or less....I completed this mile in 11:59.  I have no where but up to go from here!  This is the email that we all got from Allie today.  She has been key in my loosing weight....her smile, her encouragement has made me push through the pain and work as hard as I possibly can.  My attitude sucked when I first started training with Allie...and I am that person in class that looks at Allie like "You've got to be freaking kidding me!"...but I do it...I do what she tells me to do and I am becoming a better, fitter me because of it.  She ended this email with...Wear Old Clothes-Effing awesome....I see wet and sandy in my future.....I want to be Hot&Hungry..not Fat&Forty...didn't think Wet&Sandy was going to happen....until after the Hot&Hungry...Afraid...I am very, very afraid!

Had two friend that I recruited to boot camp break up with me today.....I have a feeling they will want me back in 6wks!

Dear Recruits,

Congratulations! You made it through Day One of Allie's Boot Camp. It was certainly uplifting to see so many people out there this morning. We can handle the high number of recruits. The question is, can you handle us???

From past experience, we know that the numbers tend to fade as the muscles begin to ache, the fatigue sets in, and the egos become bruised. We encourage you to stick with it. Change your mindset when times get tough! Refuse to be discouraged! We can handle the high numbers! The question is, can you handle us!? The answer should be "Yes! Bring it on!"

Recruits, today was your easiest day. The down time you experienced during the assessment will not happen from here on out. Now that we have a record of your fitness levels, the game is on! If you truly want to improve your life, then make a commitment today to finish this journey you have started. Our program has what it takes to make you a better person in some capacity--physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our Attitudes."

"Tough Times Don't Last! Only Tough People!"

"Comfort Zone! Failure Zone!"