The Workout Mama Bootcamp

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Hello Deliciously Inspired friends.  You know I love passing on things that inspire me with the hope that an idea or two will enhance your lives.  Today is about exercise and something I am finding very helpful.

Movement is a gift – it starts in the womb.  We watch newborns stretch their freed limbs.  Infants find their mobility and will practice endlessly until they are toddling about exploring their world.  Children play.  Then we grow up and forget in our busyness that we are meant to move and a vicious cycle starts because without that movement we atrophy and become unhealthy.  Even if you are thin – you are not necessarily healthy without movement.  And if you have a desk job or sit a lot – here is what researchers are finding:

“Most of us spend a lot of our day sitting.  And while perching behind a desk may not sound like high-risk behavior, research shows that just 20 minutes in your favorite desk chair causes key ligaments in your spine to overstretch, leaving you stuck in a closed-off position, or “flexion,” that can take up to two days to fully undo.”  The Perfect Warm-Up, Dr. Andrew Heffernam, CSCS, Experience Life Magazine, April 2013

Movement looks different each day.  For example I just finished my first workout in two weeks because of bronchitis.  This morning I felt like I should be given an award just to get out of bed let alone put on my workout clothes.  I did less than I normally  do but I couldn’t be more proud of myself.   My success is in part because of an innovative idea my daughter (aka – Tamara; aka – The Workout Mama) created.  It works for people of all ages – beginner to advanced.  I love that this allows me to workout at home and the personal trainer comes to me in emails and video.  No thinking – just doing.

I completed Session 1 and got through 3 weeks of Session 2 of The Workout Mama’s Bootcamp before I got sick but today I did her FREE Santa Workout and it’s my plan to follow this program in December and start back up with The Workout Mama Bootcamp that starts in January.  I know I may sound like an info commercial but it’s a smoking deal (5 weeks of workouts, Facebook accountability group, workout in your home when it is convenient for you and only $40.00).

I’ve lost 5 pounds and 3.5 inches since starting.  So thank you, Tamara, for this free session.  With all those goodies out there right now – this is a tool that will help keep me on track.

So I’m inviting you to check out this FREE Christmas Mini Bootcamp Session and join me as we move these bodies God has given us.  You may just give yourself the best gift this December and a head start on that “January I need to get healthy” thinking.   Who knows this just might be something that will work for you also.  

FREE WORKOUT MAMA CHRISTMAS MINI BOOTCAMP

 

 

 

 

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One Workout At A Time

We all know we should move and include cardio, strength and flexibility in our lives but that is often easier said than done.  We have good intentions and start strong only to get bored or hurt. I think one of the most valuable tools we have is working with someone who knows what they are doing and provides a plan to follow.

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The Workout Mama Bootcamp sounded great –  receive 3 new workouts each week, a warm up/cool down routine, a 30 minute yoga class plus the benefit of an accountability group for $40.00.  The fact that the program would allow me to do the workouts at home when they fit into my schedule appealed to me.  I had done a few bootcamp classes in the past but nothing that would ask this type of consistency from me .  But I kept hearing you are 55, you haven’t been well, you could get hurt messages rolling around in my head.  In addition I’ve worked with Tamara before and knew this wasn’t going to be a cakewalk.  

Those thoughts were my biggest obstacle because 2012-2013 had messed with my confidence.  Here is a little background – not too much – don’t want to bore you.  .  PS – I’m including links for educational purposes.  In the past 14 months I’ve had shingles twice, been hospitalized for stroke assessment, had a thyroid biopsy and have a chronic condition called interstitial cystitis.  I’ve spent quite a few days on the couch and when you are in your 50’s, it doesn’t take too many days of that to lose muscle and start putting on pounds. 

It had been weeks since I’d be released from doctors and told I could get back to my life with no restrictions.  I knew in my heart it was time to not only challenge myself but to take those thoughts captive.  So I prayed and signed up with 2 main goals: Complete all workouts in the 5 weeks to the best of my ability and Gain some of my lost confidence back. It takes a lot of courage to step back into life because life may not look exactly the same as it did – author Carol Kent calls it “your new normal.”   

Well I am happy to report that I met my goals, increased my strength and endurance, and lost a few pounds and inches.  I am planning on being part of the November session and the reason why is that I get in the same routine with my exercise and Tamara shakes it up.   You can sign up HERE

I have an amazing life (God, family, friends, job and this blog) but if I don’t take care of this body (this jar of clay) to the best of my ability I won’t be able to experience all that is in store for me.  I want to grow older being able to tie my shoes, play with my grandchildren, and explore new hiking trails.

 
Fall 2012 - Debbie and Caden

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