View Full Version : Newbie starting Bootcamp 3/15 - ADVICE PLEASE!
03-12-2010, 02:22 PM
My name is Theresa. I'm a 36 year old homeschooling mother of 3 kiddlets. Live in Colorado with my husband of 15 years. I love to crochet, sew, read, bake, garden and watch my backyard hens.
I recently ordered the BWO+ and plan to start a 14 day bootcamp on Monday, March 15. I am currently a size 18 :dontknow:
In the last year or so I've gained approx. 30 lbs. I'm now at my highest weight ever 220 lbs and 5'9". I feel terribly out of shaped and swollen up. I recently saw a picture of myself and didn't even recognize myself. I have attributed some of the weight gain to an antidepressant/anti anxiety med prescribed to me for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Can I expect T-tapp to help with the pmdd so that I might be able to discontinue the meds?
Anyone else bootcamping too? Anyone have any advice or words of wisdom for me?
I am nervous and really hope that T-tapp will work for me and become the "last workout I'll ever do."
03-12-2010, 02:34 PM
I also am a 36 year old homeschooling mother in Colorado! I just started T-tapp a little over a week ago and am in the homestretch of my BWO+ boot camp. Boy, does my body know it! But, I lost 5 inches the first week - and this week, if my imagination isn't playing tricks on me, I think I can actually see a difference. I will measure again on Monday - so time will tell.
I love to knit, quilt, bake, read, and am trying to grow a green thumb. A bit of a homesteaders heart in a very suburban world. Someday we hope to live out in the country. Until then I do what I can where I am.
Where in CO are you? It sounds like we have a lot in common and are both starting t-tapp around the same time.
03-12-2010, 02:40 PM
Cool! We have so much in common! I'm in Loveland, you?
Yep,"Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart", know about MJF?
Suppose I ought to have some sort of signature like you . . . I'm off to try to make one!
03-12-2010, 06:43 PM
I'm in Parker. I've lived here for about a year and a half. What is MJF? I totally have a farmgirl heart. I grew up on an apple orchard. But I try to take that whole "Bloom where you are planted" bit to heart - LOL!
03-13-2010, 10:06 AM
My brother-in-law is a firefighter in Parker. An apple orchard, how divine, sigh. Our dream is to payoff debt to maybe buy a farm in Tennessee or Kentucky, where land is actually affordable. I'm a Farmgirl Sister (TheresaB) here at MaryJane's Farm (http://www.maryjanesfarm.org). I even designed a few crochet projects in a past issue of the magazine.
03-13-2010, 10:39 AM
Welcome Theresa and Wendy!
Oooh! We LOVE Mary Jane! Even if we're in the flatlands of Indiana! ;)
I'm a homeschooling mama of 9 (but older than y'all and not in CO!).
Have you found the Must Read Threads? There are a wealth of info to help with form, as is the book!
Three proven keys of success (according to trainer Dantheman!)
1. Proper form (to your best ability)
2. Isometric contraction (mindful movement--engaged muscles!)
3. MOST IMPORTANT--consistency!!!
You might want to start with the Instructional on BWO+ for several days. It's more than just learning the moves--you are also establishing mind-to-muscle connections! You could even do a bootcamp of the Instructional!
I have gotten as much out of 4 day bootcamps as 14 day ones, so don't feel you have to do 14 days--but if you can, great!
Push as if your pushing through mud, make your body its own resistance machine!
As an encouragement, I started as a 22W (possibly even 24W--I was still wearing maternity clothes 4 months postpartum!), and am now in a 10! 80% of my workouts have been shorter ones like BWO+! AND, I've only lost 32 pounds--up until just a month ago, it was 23 or so! WEIGHT DOESN'T MATTER!
In fact, you may find you gain some weight at first due to building muscle!
Well I hope I didn't give you too much to chew on to start with! These forums are WONDERFUL for questions, info and encouragement!
Again, WELCOME! And best wishes on your bootcamps!
03-13-2010, 02:32 PM
Thank you so much for the encouragement and the advice! You are such an inspiration! My goal is to be a size 9/10 again!
Wow, 9 kiddos, how wonderful! I'll think about you when I fell overwhelmed and busy with three!
I spent part of my childhood in Warsaw, Indiana.
03-13-2010, 09:20 PM
I also thank you for the encouragement! I'm hoping to check out that Mary Jane site as soon as I get off these forums - LOL! I'm originally from IL - just a few hours from you.
I've just done 13 days of BWO+ (actually the first 4 days were instructional #1.) Man is my body waking up! I'm sore - veyr sore, but in a good for you kind of way. I'm taking tomorrow off and then will go to EOD and rotate between inst. #1, BWO+, and inst. #2. I also just ordered SATI (clearance sale) and will explore that at bit when it arrives. I'll measure again on Monday. I'm intrigued by this whole measuring bit. I've been addicted to the scale for a while now. I actually put on weight last week - and have read, as you mentioned, that you can gain at the beginning. It's going to take me awhile to really let that whole "weight doesn't matter" really sink in. I'm working on it!
I'm loving these forums. It is so very helpful!
Thanks again for the encouragement!!!
03-14-2010, 04:19 PM
THERESA! WARSAW?! No way!
I live in Mentone--just 20 minutes from there!!! I go there all the time for shopping and dd's piano lessons! Oh, that's too unreal!
Wendy--great job, girlfriend!!! :balloon:
SATI is a good cardio workout! You'll love it!
And you know what I'm going to say about the scales--throw 'em out! LOL! :laughing:
Okay, so they can be helpful, but obviously I quit letting them dicate my joy a long time ago! It's only been in the last month I've seen weight move off steadily! And that's fine, but to be honest, if I lost weight but no inches, I would be sorely disappointed at this point! ;)
Sounds like you have a plan! Just listen to your body and try to take one day off per week (except for PBS and a HD or two!).
Congratulations again on your bootcamp!
03-14-2010, 05:19 PM
I enjoy your discussion. I am fairly new to t-tapp started in Nov and got frustrated until i saw a trainer 2 weks ago. That really helped me see what I was missing. I went back to the bootcamp and insructionals and picked up on so many more details that I didn't get the first time around. I just finished 2 consecutive 6 day boot camps and plan to conitnue on a 5 day on 1 day off routine till inches are steadily coming off. I can see and feel a difference. It became a whole different workout once I realised how to get those muscles working harder and focusing on the form with greater precision. I also didn't understand that metabolic break through that occurs after the 4th consecutive day but now that it has been explained, I can see how it kicks in fat burning and calorie burning to a higher level. I am hypothyroid and size 18, 5'10 and 250 pounds. My goal is to get back to a size 12. Though I was tempted to quit, and go back to gymn workouts, I now have quit the gymn and know I will stick with this and hope to reach my goal by this summer. Keep up the good work and stick with it!
03-14-2010, 05:24 PM
Doing a bootcamp so often is NOT a good idea, if you do a bootcamp that often they will cease to work for you. What workout are you using?
Bootcamps should ONLY be done every 4 - 6 weeks and ONLY if you have plateaued.
03-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Michelle -that's good to know. I was wondering about that. Donna - Kudos to you for getting back into t-tapp. It's so nice to know that I am not alone in this venture. There are so many of us just starting out - and I love that we can support one another.
03-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Just had to get my say in here when I read the posts. I am not in Colorado---but will Arkansas Do? I am a 60 YO grandmother. Live on Saline River, no neighbors for 1 mile in any direction. Raise own food--know that canning/freezing things that our ancestors did! Love to crochet, read, fish, hunt and teach those grandchildren how to survive. Just call me RiverRat!
03-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Hi, Barbara. It's nice to "meet" you!
03-15-2010, 10:01 PM
Welcome, Donna and Theresa! Not a country girl, but I've had chickens and hung out laundry--does that count?:D
Glad you're here--let us know if you have any questions as you get started.
03-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Trisch - I've BEEN to Mentone! It's been quite awhile ago, but what a small world!
Barbara - You are living my dream!
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