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Bootcamp 2009 (without WWW :( )

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winnie09 Mon 17-Aug-09 08:37:26

Although it is not the same without WWW et al
some of us felt the need to reignite this bootcamp.

This is week ONE of the new boot camp of 2009. Everyone is welcome.

The rules:

This is about feeling better about yourself...not necessarily a diet per se etc etc

- Sunscreen at all times
- No or little booze. Wine at the weekend is allowed if you want it
- Walking is important, a small amount every day if possible. 30 mins if you can
- Lots of water, aim for 2 litres a day
- Apply body cream as often as possible
- Use hand cream
- Go to bed early, by 10.30pm if pos
- Eat healthily
- Be happy

The idea is that at the end of six weeks we all feel happier, healthier and glow with the good food, sleep, exercise, water and lack of sun damage.

I am at my 'lightest' for over 12 years and am feeling good but still need to lose another 2 stone + to be healthy blush
I am swimming several times a week which is helping but I drink too much alcohol and need a bit of encouragement. After the end of a long term relationship (finally) & I am 40 in a couple of weeks I need to give myself a kick really. I don't expect to look 30 after 6 weeks it would be good to have a sense of well being

So, where are you all? Here we go again wink grin

geordieminx Mon 17-Aug-09 08:42:29

Oooh its 6 weeks til my wedding.. I should do this - at the moment I am a dry skinned, spotty, wobbly wreck!

winnie09 Mon 17-Aug-09 08:48:52

geordieminx, welcome
I will try to sign in everyday.
If it helps to record food intake here do

OnlyWantsOneDoesntLikeDM Mon 17-Aug-09 08:51:41

G'Morning I would very much like to take part - hello ladies, I am Only - I don't drink, but I do smoke, and my skin is looking crappy (and shock im 22... so thats not good)

I will start all those things listed above today

UndomesticHousewife Mon 17-Aug-09 09:04:30

I would love to do this and have wonderful intentions of starting something similar everyday. Can't get round to drinking more than half a cup of water, I sayI'll walk everyday but when the kids finally go to bed I find a million 'better' things to do, before actually going to bed at midnight.

My skin looks awful, I have all manner of lotions and potions that I keep meaning to rub onto various parts of my body but never seem to have the time to do (what I actually do with my time is a big mystery cos it's definitely not the housework).

So I'm going to start this TODAY.

Today I will drink at least 3 glasses of water (I will start small and work my way up) and I will go for a walk. I had a look at the couch to 5k site and really want to start running as I'm desperate to give up smoking and want something that will 'replace' it and rather running than cakes.

I have lost 2 stone recently and really don't want to start putting any on, ideally I'd like to lose another stone.

And I will go to bed latest 11 o clock.

UndomesticHousewife Mon 17-Aug-09 09:06:54

And i'm also getting married in 6 weeks and would be nice if I was glowing and healthy, at the moment I am recreating the healthy glow with a lot of make up.

winnie09 Mon 17-Aug-09 12:01:34

Oh goodo, thats geordieminx; OnlyWantsOneDoesntLikeDM*;*UndomesticHousewife; and me ... who else?

winnie09 Mon 17-Aug-09 19:33:27

Hi guys

How has it been today?

- Sunscreen at all times fORGOT [BLUSH]
- No or little booze. Wine at the weekend is allowed if you want it STRUGGLING haven't yet
- Walking is important, a small amount every day if possible. 30 mins if you can Moron records less than 4000 steps today!
- Lots of water, aim for 2 litres a day
- Apply body cream as often as possible DONE
- Use hand cream will in a minute
- Go to bed early, by 10.30pm if pos ?
- Eat healthily DONE
- Be happy rubbish personal nightmare ho hum... hence needing a drink!
(Did swim for 40 mins though!)

MUST TRY HARDER. I am no role model hmm

winnie09 Tue 18-Aug-09 09:07:04

Where is everyone? hmm wink
Ended up drinking alcohol last night blush
And I am going out for dinner tonight so I will be drinking alcohol again... this feels just like an old style bootcamp...grin

I am feeling happier today. My clothes are all hanging off me and I realise I need new a whole new wardrobe of clothes

feetheart Tue 18-Aug-09 20:26:03

Brilliant, bootcamp is back smile

I was an irregular poster last time round and completely abandonned things before Christmas. When I came back raring to go in the New Year, and really needing the motivation, everyone had disappeared

However I am now A RUNNER - this needs capitals as I have always thought that I passionately hated running. I can really recommend the Couch Potato thing Undomestic, took me about 15 weeks in total but I now run 5k about 3 times a week and am thinking about trying to get to 10k by Christmas. The knock-on has been losing a bit of weight (once I'd realised that going for a run did NOT entitle me to lots of cake!), greater fitness for chasing after small children and a general sense of well-being/smugness smile

Good to see some old familiar names, especially you Winnie, you were an inspiration last time as you were going through so much yet were still doing so well on bootcamp.

Will do the list thing next time when I can tick a few more blush

winnie09 Wed 19-Aug-09 08:37:45

feetheart, hi, welcome back

Well done you on the running. I love the fact that you've admitted the benefits to include "greater fitness for chasing after small children and a general sense of well-being/smugness" grin I am feeling an increased sense of wellbeing and fitness from my swimming but I haven't got to the smugness bit yet but it is def an aim wink

Thank you for your comment about me, what a nice thing to say... blush

I went out for dinner last night and therefore ate too much and drank alcohol (again) but as previously the point is not about deprivation and is absolutely being happy and realistic.

Yesterday was rubbish for me but hey ho today is a new day

Sunscreen at all times tick
No or little booze. Wine at the weekend is allowed if you want it bad
- Walking is important, a small amount every day if possible. 30 mins if you can 30 mins but forgot to wear Moron
- Lots of water, aim for 2 litres a day tick
- Apply body cream as often as possible tick
- Use hand cream tick
- Go to bed early, by 10.30pm if pos 1.30 blush
- Eat healthily mmm? (only ate a yogurt for breakfast and pea, courgette & mint soup for lunch but also ate lush goats cheese starter, risotto & fruit tart mmm when out & drank several glasses of red!)
- Be happy very happy

How is everyone else doing?

winnie09 Thu 20-Aug-09 15:36:22

where is everyone I need you lol grin

feetheart Fri 21-Aug-09 09:59:29

I'm here but avoiding thread at moment as it was my birthday on Weds and I have been BAD - no running so far this week (usually would have been out 3 times by now!), lots of home-made brownies including raw mixture (yum blush), meal out with DH which involved 3 courses and wine and then big meal in with girls last night with more wine.

Happiness very high but failing misersbly on most other things and I don't really care!!
I am NOT a good bootcamper but will try much harder next week smile

winnie09 Fri 21-Aug-09 14:53:05

lol at you feetheart, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You must remember that one thing about bootcamp is that it is not about stopping indulgence, treats and fun...

I am failing mostly on the water, the alcohol blush and the going to bed early shock Must try harder grin

See you next week

feetheart Mon 24-Aug-09 23:30:31

Are we doing a new thread or carrying on here? I would start one but it seems a bit presumptious (and I'm not sure about how to link it)

I'm back to being smug and need to share

feetheart Mon 24-Aug-09 23:30:36

Are we doing a new thread or carrying on here? I would start one but it seems a bit presumptious (and I'm not sure about how to link it)

I'm back to being smug and need to share

feetheart Mon 24-Aug-09 23:31:40

Oops, I blame the kitten blush

unknownrebelbang Tue 25-Aug-09 00:00:29

Share Feetheart!

Happy birthday btw - same day as my SIl (she was 40) and a colleague (42). I was 43 last Friday.

- Sunscreen at all times face yes, chest no;
- No booze
- Walking is important, 60 mins; + 30 mins ex bike, and 30 mins workout (received the Wii My Fitness Coach as a birthday present);
- Lots of water, well mainly weak tea;
- Apply body cream as often as possible, to day;
- Use hand cream - yes;
- Go to bed early, am delaying til September;
- Eat healthily = right up until I had dessert in the pub blush;
- Be happy - work PITA, but evening out with a friend made up for it.

feetheart Tue 25-Aug-09 00:21:51

I'm older than the lot of you

unknown - belated Happy Birthday to you too.

Smugness results from getting back to running this morning - I run first thing before anyone else in the house is up which sets me up brilliantly for the rest of the day, and makes me feel very smug

- Sunscreen at all times - really crap at this today which is BAD
- No booze
- Walking is important - 3.5m run this morning and some charging around the park this afternoon
- Lots of water - not bad
- Apply body cream as often as possible - all over after bath this am
- Use hand cream - will do before bed
- Go to bed early - v,v,v bad!
- Eat healthily - not bad
- Be happy - definitely. DD (6.6) managed to ride her bike without stabilisers yesterday and spent ALL this afternoon cycling round the park with a HUGE grin on her face. It was one of her aims for the summer and she is just SO pleased with herself that its very infectious. Can't get herself started yet so my exercise levels have been kept up by having to leg it across the park every so often to give her a shove DS (3.9) was also having a wonderful time turning himself into the grubbiest urchin in town.
Don't want summer holidays to finish.

winnie09 Tue 25-Aug-09 17:06:54

oh I am glad you are both here feetheart & unknown I will be back later to post properly.

feetheart Tue 25-Aug-09 22:50:10

Quick one tonight as I need to get to bed at a sensible hour unlike last night!

- Sunscreen at all times - remembered today!
- No or little booze - I'm a real light-weight re alcohol now so this one is the easy one
- Walking is important - to park and back (which is not far!) plus a bit of crossing the park to give DD a shove to get her going again
- Lots of water - not too good as knew we would be in the park all afternoon and there are no toilets
- Apply body cream - bits of me were 'done' today but not all!
- Use hand cream - will try before bed but then the pages get greasy!
- Go to bed early, by 10.30pm if pos - not quite but it will be better than last night
- Eat healthily - seem to be eating leftovers this week but very yummy
- Be happy - Yes. Got lots of little work-related jobs done which was needed though I managed to avoid the big job I should be doing - REALLY must do it tomorrow. Another afternoon in the park then we crashed out, watched rubbish Playhouse Disney and I fed children toast and jam for tea - who needs nutritional meals anyway

winnie09 Wed 26-Aug-09 15:52:14

Hi guys,

Feetheart, I think we are definately at the 'could do better' stage hmm


- Sunscreen at all times - really crap too
- No booze (1 glass of white wine!)
- Walking is important (did walk but not very far, must remember MOron! Did swim however
- Lots of water - not bad too
- Apply body cream - good (have also started using bio oil on stretchmarks caused by weight lose angry will let you know if it works
- Use hand cream - yes
- Eat healthily - good (except piece of garlic bread that I didn't need hmm)
- Be happy - very...

I am desperate for a kick start. Is it possible to drop a dress size in a month?

feetheart Wed 26-Aug-09 23:04:57

Winnie - definitely in the 'could do better' gang

- Sunscreen - I think so, can't remember blush
- No booze - no
- Walking - smug again as out for run this morning but only other exercise was walking round shopping centre!
- Lots of water - ok early on but rubbish later
- Body cream - yes
- Hand cream - no
- Go to bed early - aiming for 11pm!
- Eat healthily - still on the leftovers for some reason, not sure where it has all come from! Big chuck-it-in pasta sauce for dinner then spoiled it a bit by making crumble with random collection of tired fruit - very yummy but custard was involved too blush
- Be happy - mostly. Still avoiding job I MUST do and lost it with DD briefly after lunch but did survive trip to Arndale with 2 reluctant shoppers (well 3 including me!)

DD off to a friend's most of tomorrow so DS and I might go to the zoo.

winnie09 Thu 27-Aug-09 07:42:13

feetheart, hi. Enjoy the zoo


- Sunscreen - no although it rained all day & I was sat at a desk!
- No booze - saw long lost friend last night so did have two small glasses red hmm
- Walking - none blush
- Lots of water - ok
- Body cream - yes
- Hand cream - yes
- Go to bed early - no (11.45pm!)
- Eat healthily - very


feetheart Thu 27-Aug-09 22:53:28

Didn't make it to the zoo in the end as offered to look after friend's 3 girls (her DH is still in hospital after a stroke and open heart surgery at 41 shocksad) Well on the mend but she is beyond shattered. Went to the park with all 4 children and next door neighbour and her daughter - we exercised our beneign neglect style of parenting (ie we sat and chatted) whilst they ran, climbed, jumped and got filthy. Then fed them and their mum sausage, chips and beans and sent them all home to sleep

- Sunscreen - yes
- No booze - tick
- Walking - to and from park and a bit of wandering around with a toddler so, no, not really!
- Lots of water - not brilliant, its that park/no toilet thing again!
- Body cream - yes
- Hand cream - yes
- Go to bed early - well its 10.38 now so maybe before 11pm
- Eat healthily - no! Dinner as above followed by Ben and Jerrys that friend brought round. Yummy but NOT healthy
- Be happy - yes. Managed to get most of the big job I'd been putting off done and it was easier than I thought!
Then sunny afternoon in park with friendly people and well-behaved children followed by junk and ice-cream for tea.
Did have to deal with very tired, bordering on hysterical DD, when she got home from her friend's but got her to bed asap and she was asleep within minutes.

Winnie - meant to say before. Do YOU think its possible to drop a dress size in a month, you are the one who has done so well up till now? Do we need a challenge for September and a bit of hardcore bootcamping?

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