Wednesday, April 7, 2010

If It's Supposed to Make You Stronger, It Could Probably Kill You

There's no way I'm wearing a bikini this summer. But, when I started seeing tweets and blog posts about Booty Camp Fitness and how their program can get you bikini-ready in 8 weeks I couldn't help but be intrigued. I don't want to say this because it makes me sound weak and cliche, but I've got some issues with my body. I lost some weight last year, only to gain a little under half of it back. I'm hella pissed at myself, but at least I'm starting to do something about it.

I signed up for a 4 week session with Booty Camp Fitness about a month ago and today was my first class. We were told to introduce ourselves within the group and find a buddy. You and your buddy are supposed to see the instructor together, then get weighed and measured. Luckily, the girl I paired up with was really nice and not judgmental at all. We talked about our body issues and turns out we both have a food problem (um, y'know, eating too much of it?). After sitting around waiting for everyone else to complete their weigh-in/measurements, we started the workout. I was seeing a personal trainer and going to hot yoga quite a bit, so I'm totally cool with working hard and being in wicked pain. This boot camp takes it to an entirely new level. The class was held in an auditorium and we were forced to do intense exercises from one end to the other. I drank my entire bottle of water 15 minutes into the class.

To be totally honest, it was brutal but I know this kind of workout twice a week is sure to get you results. A few of the girls were complaining that the pace was too much, and that they had attended the same boot camp before and were eased into the exercises. I've got to agree. I'm not in the best shape, but I generally don't have difficulty keeping up in intermediate aerobics classes so I know this was tough. I even found myself sitting out on one set of exercises due to be lightheaded but that's my fault, I ate a small lunch and didn't have a snack before I went.

Overall, a positive experience. I had a rough time walking around to buy groceries after the class (so awkward, walking like the first time I went horseback riding - but that's another story for another day). All my parts hurt, but I can't wait to go back. And when I want to eat that 600 calorie muffin for breakfast, all I gotta do is look at my weight and body measurements to deter me (ouch!).

Not Dead Yet,


  1. Let me know how it works out. I was thinking about doing something similar. (provided you aren't dead)


  2. oh dude, i totally recommend it. it'll whip you into shape in no time. it's tough, but i'm 100% sure you'd get results as long as you're eating well (which i'm totally struggling with). boo.

  3. Hey Nathalie,

    Congrats on starting your journey with Booty Camp Fitness! Glad you found your first session challenging and look forward to reading more about your experience and success!

    PS: Def remember to snack on some light carbs before camp so that your body's got the fuel (energy) it needs for the session!

    Lisa Richards
    Communications Manager
    Booty Camp Fitness

  4. hi lisa,

    both nathalie and i write on this blog but it's me (diana) who's participating in the bootcamp.

    you guys have an amazing social media strategy! you're all over the place and i can't believe you found this post so fast.

    thanks for the words of encouragement. i'll definately eat more before my next session.


  5. LOL sorry Diana! Which location are you attending? Feel free to shoot me a line at!

  6. D,

    Please blog about your results! I'm sure everyone would be interested to know.