Breakfast – Porridge with Strawberry
Snack – Blueberry Smoothie
Lunch – Spiced Lentil Soup
Snack – Prunes, Dates and seeds
Dinner – Chicken and vegetables
7.00am – 2 mile run to the beach, 150 press ups, and 3 times running around the track
9.00am – Bleep running and circuits
11.00am – Boxing
1.30pm – 5 Mile Walk
4.15pm – Fat Burner – track run, press ups, sit-ups, burpees
5.00pm – Stretch
It amazes me every time I do a Bootcamp how little you can eat and how much you can do. The first day for me is always the least enjoyable day- adjusting back into it. It’s hard but any negative feelings vanish when you see the results at the end of the week. Everyone is really friendly – we are in a group of 28 people- and no one is here with anyone they know apart from two people- it is something that you can do alone!
Breakfast – Oats and Fruit
Snack – Cracker with cottage cheese, smoked salmon, and beetroot
Lunch – Fish Soup
Snack – Hummus with carrot sticks
Dinner – Steak with Vegetables and Feta Salad
7.00am – Adventure Run
9.00am – Camp Spin 80′s Music
11.00am – Assault Course and Track run
1.30pm – 5 Mile Walk
4.15 pm – Circuits, toning
5.00pm – Stretch
7.00pm – Motivation Talk With Ricki Parcell
It’s always so hard to get out of bed on Day 2, however after a hard day yesterday I slept incredibly well. The trainers are doing such a good job of keeping the exercise so fun that it becomes enjoyable. ‘Camp Spin’ today with trainer Scott Wright was very funny indeed- it got everyone moving- while 80′s music played. Toning in the afternoon was far more painful than it sounds, especially after a long day.
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast
Snack – Half a banana, slice of apple and orange
Lunch – Mackarel, Portobello Mushroom and mango salsa
Snack – Berry smoothie
Dinner – Salmon and Bok Choy
7.00am – Boxing
9.00am – Beach Steps session with weights
11.00am – Circuits roll the dice push the sled
1.30pm – 7 Mile Walk
4.15pm – The Long Stretch
5.00pm – Ice Bath
7.00pm – Nutrition Talk with Ricky Parcell
‘Toxic Tuesday’ day 3 is called here, and as the name suggests it was a difficult day. We did a beach workout with step running and weights, and then an intense circuit that involved one member pushing a sled- how many times you pushed it was dependant on the dice that you threw. I threw a 6, unluckily lots of people threw a 6 which meant every person was at their station for longer on that go. I was so stiff that I even got into the ice bath this evening- thanks for the persuasion Lilly – it definitely helped!
Breakfast – Porridge with plum and apple
Snack – Slice of apple and linseeds
Lunch – Chicken Wraps
Snack – Banana
Dinner – Fish Pie topped with sweet potato and greens
7.00am – Teams Tests – get it wrong move back
9.00am – Design your own workout
11.00am – Boxing Hurricane
1.30pm – 3 mile run at Sandringham
4.30pm – Final Stretch
7.00pm – Quiz (prize being a chocolate covered strawberry)
Today we had to design our own workout- consisting of a 10 minute warm up, 40 minute session, 3 minute overload and a cool down. I did Tabata training which is 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 4 minutes on each exercise. ‘Boxing Hurricane’ was a session I think that everyone was glad to see through- particularly tough. And this afternoon we went to beautiful Sandringham – and chose between a walk and a 3 mile run- of which I chose the run. Slightly undignified moment during the quiz as I tried to snatch back my team’s answers (Roisin had remembered who sung the ever classic ‘Take My Breath Away’) – it is amazing how desperate you become for a treat!!
Breakfast – Bircher Museli
Snack – Carrot Juice
Lunch – Spicy Chickpea Soup
Snack – Half a boiled egg and mushroom on small slice of pumpernickel bread
Dinner – Pork with mashed celeriac, and carrots
7.00am – Road Runner
9.00am – Games, cards, boxing
11.00am – Spin, Abs, Swing
1.30pm – 7 mile walk
4.30pm – Stretch
Road Runner started the day – a chance to switch off the mind and jog up and down. I did a very slow 4 miles. My time per mile has increased since the week began – I think everyone’s have – tired bodies. The next session was game based and really fun, each of us had to pick a card from the pack and each one had a meaning – I unfortunately picked Queen of spades and then the 5 of spades – 85 walkouts.
Breakfast – Porridge with rhubarb and plum
Snack – Nuts and seeds
Lunch – Chicken, pomegranate salad
Snack- Fruit Smoothie
Dinner- Prawn and Trout on stir fried vegetables
7.00am- Fitness Tests
9.00am – Incresed repetition warm up
10.30am – The 1000 rep challenge
Afternoon- Nutrition talk with Craig
Last day of exercise for this week. The ’1000 Rep Challenge’ is a challenge indeed, as none of the exercises are easy. We were given 90 minutes to do as many of the thousand reps as we could. I fell short by 134! Our trainer Craig can do the entire thing in 1 hour and 2 minutes – very impressive – none of us came close to that!
I cannot stress enough that this Bootcamp is suitable for all fitness levels. Everyone comes for completely different reasons- primarily weight loss or a desire to increase fitness. The minimum I would say that someone would lose at Bootcamp in a week is 5 pounds – it is rare that anyone only loses 5 pounds – unless you have little to lose. It isn’t easy but everyone sees such wonderful results. I lost 5 pounds but everybody else saw much bigger results!
A girl absolutely shocked me today – weighing in 10.8 pounds lighter. She didn’t look for a second as if that was even possible. Another lady who was of fairly good fitness lost 13 pounds! It’s a real delight after all the hard work seeing such impressive results. If you don’t feel any pain, you won’t see any gain. I really admire people who come to Bootcamp with the determination to turn things around – be it weight or health. You can stay for up to 6 months if that’s what it takes, and for other people a week is enough to regain enthusiasm for exercise and see great results.
Massive thank you to my dear friend Ricky Parcell and the wonderful Craig Williams – our trainers- for your knowledge and encouragement this week.
My Bootcamp Essentials -
My ‘Water Bobble’ Bottle, Deep Heat, Headbands, Hairbands, Sweatbands, Earplugs (there is a rooster)
Norfolk, although they do have bootcamps in both Ibiza and Marbella as well. Here is a previous diary of mine from the Ibiza Bootcamp that I did in 2011.
From £995 for 1 week
Discounts for longer stays
Website – www.no1bootcamp.com
Phone – 0208 524 3430
Twitter – @no1Bootcamp
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