Boutique Boot Camp and a Kick-Start to Lent

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What are you giving up for lent?

I’ve decided that I love cake, chocolate, biscuits, ice cream and donuts (I could go on…) way too much to ever give them up so instead I’m going to have a fitness health kick. It’s OK to eat a 6-pack of Krispy Kreme’s if you go for a jog, right?

So when I received an email inviting me to a ‘Boutique Boot Camp’ I jumped on board thinking that a boot camp couldn’t be too tough if it had ‘Boutique’ in the title. I checked out the accommodation for the 5-day trip and it looks pretty boutique to me so I couldn’t have been happier when the confirmation email came through.

It wasn’t until last night that I thought I should probably check the itinerary and find out exactly what I’ll be up to.

Oh dear lord. This is what I’m going to be doing every day for the next 5 days:

5.50am Sprint stretch
7.00am Breakfast
8.00am SAQ
9.00am Team netball
10.00am Boxercise
10.45pm Snacks
11.00am Kettle climbs
12.00pm Plyometric games
1.00 pm Buffet lunch
2.00 pm Nordic walking & sprint
3.30pm Core
4.30pm Snack and ice bath
5.00pm Mind motivation workshop
6.30pm dinner
7.30pm Body scrubs & sculpt
8.30pm Massage
9.30pm Supper – optional

My stomach sank like I’d swallowed a bowling ball at the thought of a sprint stretch at 5.50am followed by netball then boxercise, kettle climbs (what the hell are kettle climbs!?) plyometric games (I had to Google this – plyometric games for kids are things like hopscotch and skipping and I was the queen of hopscotch in school so I’m looking forward to this), Nordic walking and sprint (not sure what makes a walk Nordic?) core and finally ‘mind motivation workshop’.

It made me laugh that supper is optional – as if I’d be missing out on that meal after so much exercise!

I know that Lent should be a time of sacrifice and giving up the stuff you love but nowadays it just seems to be a way to re-kick start a health routine or get back on track with those New Year’s resolutions that usually stray off track towards the end of February; and this seems like one hell of a way to restart my health routine.

I wrote a post about how I was attempting to do virtually every New Year’s Resolution out there and to be totally honest I’m doing pretty well with everything except that whole exercise thing. I discovered that snowboarding isn’t actually as strenuous as they lead you to believe and managed to escape any serious exercise so I’m more than a little nervous about boot camp.

So keep your fingers crossed for me and I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Now it’s your turn: What have you given up for lent or have you decided to go for an ‘alternative’ option too?

14 Comments
  1. Monica by the time you’ve finished these 5 days there’s going to be nothing left of you!!

    • TheTravelHack 10 years ago
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      Don’t worry Beverley, I’ve been stocking up on cakes and pasties since I found out about the trip so I’m sure I’ll be fine 🙂

  2. Jen 10 years ago
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    oh my god!!! You’re going to be TINY by the end of this!!! When do you start? xxx

    • TheTravelHack 10 years ago
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      This evening! I catch the train up North after work. Apparently I’ve missed the ‘juice cleanse and detox’ because I joined the trip late. You can imagine my devestation….. 😉

  3. Good luck…that’s quite an itinerary!

  4. Toni 10 years ago
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    I thin I’m going to have to second that ‘oh dear lord’ you just mentioned…you’re going to be dead after this haha. It was nice knowing you Mon 😉 Good luck!

  5. This actually sounds like fun. It’s not permanent and what doesn’t kill you, right?

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  7. Kieron 10 years ago
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    Haha sounds like a fun day… good luck! 😀

  8. Elle 10 years ago
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    Holy Crap! Talk about hard core! I was that I was discplined enough to complete something like this. I find it hard enough to drag my butt to the gym!

    This year I gave up buying clothes for lent… this is kind of a HUGE deal for me. It’ll help me save money for my trip to Costa Rica in May.

  9. Savvy Scot 10 years ago
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    Wowza good effort! Let us know how it is going!

  10. Arianwen 9 years ago
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    I read ‘kettle climb’ as ‘kettle chips’ – a classic example of your mind seeing what it wants to see!

    • TheTravelHack 9 years ago
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      Haha, that’s brilliant. If only they used Kettle Chips to motivate us to do Kettle Climbs. That would definitely make bootcamp more interesting.

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