mojo stories… Laura G.
You don't feel the need to compete against each other.
I started with Mama Bootcamp in August of 2010, as I had signed up for the Shamrock'n Half Marathon. I thought I knew I could train alone, but realized never being a runner and this being my first race, I needed help. Joining Mama Bootcamp helped me prepare physically and mentally for my first race (and first half marathon) ever!
I found myself in and out of the gym. I had no consistency, and my results were not there. I didn't have the motivation to go alone, and found every excuse not to go. I finally hit a wall when I had to buy size 18 pants!
Lorri Ann has been my savior! I can text her any time, and she's there for me! I am able to share personal things with her, and she helps me find my mojo all over again. Everyone has been great. It's nice to talk to other mamas and know that we all have something in common and can be supportive of each other. You don't feel the need to compete against each other.
Recently, I fell off the mojo wagon. However, I found that I missed it. I wasn't sleeping well, my eating habits were in the dumps and I missed the support of Bootcamp. This time I set up my goals to be reasonable: three Bootcamps a week with a long run on Fridays! This keeps me focused. I also run a race a month: 5k, 10k, relays.
Remember that you get out of it what you put into it. We all need to push ourselves just a little bit more every week to see the results. Increase those weights! Run/walk instead of always walking; go three miles instead of two; and eat your veggies! So let's lace up soon!