Beginning of Boot Camp

Today kicked off day one of Tina’s Best Body Boot Camp! I previously followed the first boot camp program Tina offered through her Best Body Fitness online personal training site earlier this year and enjoyed it so much that when she announced she’d be offering another boot camp, I immediately signed up.

The workouts for this week focus on upper, lower and total body strength workouts and include supersets. Supersets are my favorite way to strength train (aside from basic strength training in circuit workouts) because they keep things moving and hold my interest.

Just in case you’re new to strength training, supersets are performed when you do two different exercises back-to-back without any rest in between the exercises. You can check out a superset workout from Fitness Magazine here. They are awesome!

Today’s workout also incorporated 20 minutes of cardio that I did on the treadmill.

My interval treadmill workout looked like this:

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All I can say is that the 20 minutes I spent on the treadmill this morning put my usual 20-minute elliptical warm up to shame.

One of my favorite things about following a workout program is the way it makes me push myself. It’s so easy for me to default to an exercise routine that is comfortable and one that doesn’t really challenge me. Today’s workout through the boot camp program said to complete an interval workout, so I did it without question simply because I was simply supposed to do it. Exercise is so mental. It’s crazy.


Breakfast this morning was a cold and creamy bowl of overnight oats.

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I made the oats with plain Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and oats. This morning I topped them with crushed almonds and a drizzle of honey.

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Before signing off for the morning, I want to say one last thank you for your kind words and comments on the post about my mom’s new ‘do! Your support was overwhelming and so incredibly kind. Many of you have been touched by cancer and my family and I really appreciate you sharing your stories with us. Big hugs from the Bream and Fagan families are coming your way!  Thank you.


  1. T. says

    That is the way I feel about exercise, but I’m really confused. I don’t have any money for a gym or any equipment and things. And I know people love video based or laptop workouts, but I don’t have the space for that or the ability where I live. So, I know I see a lot of random workouts listed on blogs, but I don’t know how to assemble them into one program to follow from month to month (or week to week). Like, I don’t like just trying to do “this” or “that”. Plus, I’m not a runner, so I feel really discouraged by all this.

    The same with food. I never know what to eat and I really have no interest in anything particular or have interest in a lot of cooking or fancy ingredients. But I don’t know what “meal plan” to follow. Unlike a lot of people, I would like to have a meal plan structure to follow and have that done. But I don’t know how to find anything that seems appropriate for me. I don’t want to lose weight either.

    I guess I’m really confused on what to do when I can’t pay money for the resources, but I do want something that is set and actually productive and efficient and produce healthy results.


  2. JWien says

    Hey Julie, I am new to your blog and so far I am loving it.
    I just started training for a 1/2 marathon and my program calls for a day or 2 of cross training which I have been doing on the elliptical. I saw your above treadmill interval workout and was wondering what you normally do on the elliptical. To workout, I always stuck with the treadmill and never really ventured to the elliptical so I was hoping to get an idea of what a good workout would be.

    Thanks for your help!!



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