Saturday, March 7, 2009



Today was our picnic and awards for Boot Camp. We went to the YMCA to weigh in and get measured and then traveled out to Bayfront Park for a bar-b-cue and the end of Boot Camp ceremonies.

Above is a picture of me with the trainers. Left to right is Mikey, me, Rico and O'Shun. We had a sack race (I did the geriatric walk), did hula hoop (can't get it going) and a tug of war. O'Shun grilled chicken breasts and we had a great salad and other healthy dishes It was great.

I really didn't think I lost a lot of weight but I knew I lost inches. Here are the results from perservering through 8 weeks of boot camp....

My Achievements

8 Week weight loss - 19 pounds
8 Week inch loss - 17 3/4 inches

Again I stress what a humbling experience this was. I feel stronger than I ever have and I am also proud that I took the chance and went to Boot Camp.

At the picnic, the trainers asked when you think of determination, who do you think of.......everyone answered "Doris." I won the Most Improved award and a 3 month membership at the YMCA.
More importantly, my self esteem has risen, I feel wonderful and I have some fantastic new friends.
Below is a picture of the three trainers and also a picture of a group of my supporters and teammates. Double click on them to enlarge.

I love each and every one of them......

Next Boot Camp is April and I am signing up! I CAN DO IT!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


This is the final week of Boot Camp. I have missed only one day throughout the 8 week session. Friday is my last workout and Saturday is my graduation! I will immediately sign up for the next Boot Camp beginning in April. I am enjoying it.

This week I have spent two mornings with O'Shun. Her classes do not include running around the parking lot but let me tell you....I hurt! I appreciate the tender care she exudes when she works with us. She makes me feel like I truly deserve to be there which at times, I am always second guessing myself.

My exercise abilities are coming along. My balance is one thing I have to figure out how to work is bad! I am definitely more flexible now.

Pound wise and inch wise I know I have lost but Saturday will be the measurements.

I'm hanging in there!