Last night I talked a couple of co-workers in to coming to the bootcamp blitz class I was teaching. They both had never been to a bootcamp class before and were seriously leery about attending. I told them, that they could totally do it! It’s a 30 minute class, so with a warmup and cooldown, only like 20 minutes of hard work. They still weren’t sure about it and were having serious doubts right before class. Well, there was some hate in their eyes for me after class, BUT I think they were actually pretty proud of what they had accomplished. I was very proud of them for just coming and I hope they will be open to coming and getting out of their comfort zones again.
So much of life has to do with our mindsets. It’s about how we react when faced with a situation. It’s about not coming up with an excuse for why you can’t do something. Your outlook and mindset is really everything. A couple days before class I had emailed my co-workers the following quotes for inspiration. I think they did help them see that they had to believe they could do it and to stop thinking of reasons why they couldn’t.
Class was great last night! I had 11 people, usually there are only 4-5, so I was stoked. After class a girl came up to me and asked me how far along I was and was amazed at what I could still do pregnant. I find it funny that people are so amazed that I am still working out while being pregnant. Really, I think it’s no big deal. I feel like I’ve cut back soooo much on my intensity, but just getting up and keeping with my routine gives me a sense of normal when my whole body is changing. Being someone who has had body image issues and eating issues, there are good days and bad days with all of this change. I have to say, there are more good days and when I start getting down, I just remind myself that I am growing a human inside of me. There is no way that my body wouldn’t change. Also, it is pretty cool to have people say that you are inspiring to them or that they want to be like you when they are pregnant. I must not look that bad!
Today was a day in the gym with my gals and my trainer got some video of me on the ropes. She put the video to Katy Perry’s, “Roar”, which I am kind of obsessed with. Sorry, I’m not sorry. When I first saw the video, I was like, “Yeah…get some!”. Then of course, my attention turned to, “Oh my gosh, what is happening to my back, I look huge, what is that bulge…”. Then it was time to just shut off those voices and stick with the “I rock!” sentiment instead. It’s a much better and healthier sentiment to have anyways. So yeah, I’m 28 weeks pregnant and I’m rockin’ the ropes. And that’s pretty awesome.
**I was trying to post the video here, but I can’t figure out how to upload a .mov file! I am going to post the video on Twitter (@schacalieu) if you are interested!