It is 12 months, almost to the day since we visited Bournemouth for our First Boot Camp,
As we left in 2017 I believe I said to my long suffering wife … NEVER AGAIN… Hmm what do I know!

Here we are … in Bournemouth again… but this time I knew what I was in for and HONESTLY

I was looking forward to it!

What A Difference A Year Makes

I can genuinely say I was looking to it this time.

  • I knew what was going to be involved,
  • I am so close to target I can smell it ( AND I WANT IT)
  • I was mentally prepared for what was to come.
  • I knew Judi would love it too
  • We need to take time out sometimes and just look after us!

That last point has taken a life time to filter through to my brain… but it is so important.

We ALL need to take time out, we may not be able to afford a trip to the sunny climes of Bournemouth… or some other distant and sub tropical ( Well bleeding Cold To Be Honest) resort… but we can ALL step off the merry go round that is modern life.

Stress plays such a huge part in all our lives, and unless we take these breaks we all become increasing bogged down with day to day rituals and we forget the point…

I recently posted this meme on Facebook, a vital part of living is actually that… but so many of us get caught up with the importance ( and it is important) of making a living that we go through life and end up at the end with regrets of never having lived.

Bournemouth 2

having arrived and checked in we settled down to 4 nights of walks, exercise and fun, we managed all three.

I even joined in the kick boxing and boxercise this year… At one point I was partnered with Mo The lead coach two Times Champion, and fitness animal… I never considered boxing to be either exercise or sport really, but the guys fitness is massive, and going from 4 jabs to 4 uppercuts to 4 hooks to just responding to which ever pad Mo showed in what ever order I literally punched myself out, I could not breathe, I felt so proud of this silly achievement… but it is real progress, … and the kick exercises… I never even tried last time, my coordination leaves a lot to be desired, but once I got into the rhythm, it became easier and easier… although massively tiring.

Another Loss

Soon enough it was time to go home. no sooner had we arrived home than I was back into the routine of preparing food for the coming week to make sure I was never without the right stuff…
I went to Slimming World on Thursday, and BOOM another good loss… a sustainable loss.

Judi and I went for our normal walk that night and we reflected on the changes that had come about…

Nearly 10 stone since that trip to New York in May 2016 … in the last 52 weeks very close to 6 1/2 stone 87 1/2 pounds… that is more than I can imagine picking up … Judi weighs 8 stone… and I was carrying 10 everywhere I went… no wonder I used to sweat!

Has it been worth it? a thousand times YES

Can anyone do it? Absolutely

WIll YOU? I do not know as I do not know you … one thing is for sure… If you get absolutely clear on your reason why…


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