I’m back!

Hello Friends!

I am finally back home for the summer, it feels good to be able to sleep in my own bed in my own house and not think about driving back and forth to CT every week. My class has finished and everyone keeps asking what I got as a final grade. I have absolutely no idea yet because the grades from our final haven’t been added in yet. That was the hardest test I have ever taken and I am not exaggerating. I thought I was doing well (actually knew I was doing well) in the class, but this test just stumped me, but we shall see what I ended up with. As well as being done with my class I have finally started the boot camp class I won!!!! I started last night and was hoping to post the workout, but was exhausted when I got home and just ate dinner and went to bed. So today I have two workouts to share, each workout is about an hour long including warm up and cool down!!

Wednesday 6-29-11
strech and a warmup lap
forward lunches for 20 feet then 24 squats
backwards lunches for 20 feet then 24 squats
6 stations 1 minute each X2:
5 push ups, 5 t stands
bicep curl, shoulder raise
5 hip raises, 5 hamstring curls
high knees over something
5 chest press, 5 flys
5 reverse bicep curls, 5 tricep kicks
forward lunches then 24 squats
backwards lunches 24 squats
6 stations 45 seconds each of the stations up above!
*I loved this workout, it really got me moving and I was never bored because we were constantly changing stations. All of it is easy to do at home to! The only extra things we used was a built-up bench using steps for stepping, a stability ball, a yoga mat, and free weights (what ever you feel comfortable with). I left feeling extremely sore and was glad to be. 
Thursday 6-30-11
warm up – warm up lap
1 minute mountain climbers (30 seconds slow, 15 seconds burst, 15 seconds slow)
1 minute side planks (30 sec. each side)
squats 1 minutes bringing weights as low to the ground as possible
with partner:
suicides w/ weights while partner does half way crunch 
suicides w/ weights while partner does superman
suicides w/ weights while partner does planks
suicides w/ weights as partner does a reach and extend
mountain climbers 1 minutes (30 seconds slow, 15 second burst, 15 seconds slow)
cool down and stretch
**this workout was awesome, I almost liked it better than yesterdays. The only problem I had with this was you did the exercise until your partner was done running the suicides. This could be long or short, my partner wasn’t too slow, but I felt like she did less of the exercises than I did. Other than that it was great, I could feel my sore quads after yesterdays lunges and squats, but if feels good to feel the burn. 
I am so happy I won this boot camp class, I am glad to be back. Most of the people in the class are the same from last summer so it was nice to be welcomed back and told I had been missed. The two trainers are great and very motivating. I couldn’t ask for anything better! Well I am currently at work manning the boathouse while everyone else cleans pools (I made sure to get here early so I could get the easy job) so I should get back to whatever I am supposed to be doing. I mean I already put out all the paddles, check the gas for the power boats and racked the beach. I think its time for me to get out my book until I have some customers. Enjoy your Thursday and its almost the WEEKEND!!
What are your plans for the fourth of July weekend?
I will be working doubles all weekend, hopefully it will be busy at the restaurant because I know it will be busy at the camp ground!
Do you have a favorite trainer that you always try to take their class and just don’t seem to be as happy unless they’re teaching? 
I haven’t really taken a lot of classes while being at school, but when I did take pilates I didn’t really care for the instructor and ultimately stopped going. 


Lots of fun things coming soon on the blog! At least I will find them fun, not sure about you guys. For now the blog is under construction, but I will still be posting. Look for a post (hopefully) tomorrow night about my first day at boot camp and my accounting final (being taken in 27 minutes!). Also look for a post about Sugar Bakery in East Haven, CT coming soon!!!

I am also looking for some guest posters later on in the summer for when I start to prepare to go abroad and the first couple of days traveling and getting settled in! If you are interested send me an email at kmwelch222@gmail.com and I can either send you some prompts or you can tell me what you think you might like to post about! I look forward to hearing from some of you. I also will be emailing some other bloggers who I think you all would enjoy!

Enjoy this the rest of your Tuesday and the rest of your week!

Excitement all around

So you know that boot camp class I really wanted/needed to win? I WON….WAHOOOO. Even though I was accused of cheating and was basically bashed on facebook by a competitors friend I won. Fair and square. I have never been so happy, I start on Wednesday as soon as I get home. I have missed boot camp, I love having a class to go to and this is perfect. The trainer is amazing, seriously I love her she is great!! I ended up giving the free month for a friend to my mom and I am so happy for her as well. The runner up got a free month as well because of how close the points were.

I also bought a new bag 🙂 Last weekend I housesat and I didn’t know I was going to until a couple of days before. So we a little extra spending money that came my way, I splurged and got a great deal on a bag I have been wanting!!

I also have been doing some baking, but the recipe for that will come soon. They didn’t come out as well as I was hoping, but that’s okay (I actually think it was my grandmothers oven). I also made some buttermilk pancakes with that recipe to follow soon as well. They were so good and just what I wanted for breakfast yesterday!
 I also attended my cousins 7th birthday party. It seems so weird that she is already 7!! I completely remember when she was born. As the oldest cousin it is weird to think of my younger cousins and how old I will be when they are where I am now. My youngest cousin is currently 2 years old. When he graduates college in 20 years, I will be 40….yes FORTY years old. It seems so strange to imagine that. Hopefully at that point I will be married and have a family! It makes me a little sad sometimes to think of how I never had cousins my own age growing up. My cousin who is the closest in age is 4 years younger than me and he is closer to my sisters age. My brothers have some close in age to them, but for the majority 5 of my cousins are under the age of 5. Oh well it is something I have learned to love. 

So that is all for now, I am off to the beach for the day with my grandmother, uncle, and two cousins. My grandmother and I plan to go out to dinner after (I am hoping for Lenny and Joes, the fish place near the beach!) Stay tuned for hopefully a post soon, my final is coming up and I will be spending a lot of time studying and I will try to post on Monday or Tuesday!

Do you own a longchamp? In what color?

Do you have cousins close in age to you? Are you close?

coming soon

excited things are coming soon! stay tuned at some point tomorrow for an in-depth post about the last couple of days! Lots has happened and I am very excited for what’s to come next!!!

I am truly shocked at how rude some people are

I am sorry I am going to use this post to vent. I feel so heated right now and its not good. As anyone who has been reading my blog knows I am trying to win a contest to win a free month of boot camp. The rules are no one can post more than once, there are no rules what so ever that say you cannot have your friends ask their friends to post. Well I got a text from a friend during class that said she stuck up for me on the wall because someone accused me of cheating. First I am not sure how you could cheat, but what ever thats beyond the point. Second all I could think of for the rest of class was what someone had been saying about me. I got home and checked the wall to find this and I was shocked (I didn’t blur out the names of my competitors and my friend, but I mean this is public on facebook so anyone could see it anyways): 

So I felt I needed to put in my input, I felt attacked. I had in no way, atleast in my eyes cheated. I didn’t know there was a possible way to cheat. I simple asked my friends and family for their support and they pulled through. I am also very lucky to have attended a high school that pulls together when someone needs helps (such as this contest) as well as a handful of college friends who would do the same. So this is my input to the conversation. And everything I said was true, and if you have been reading then you would have seen in my “rock bottom” post that I planned to give the second month free to the runner up.

Sorry to vent to you guys, but I just felt like I need to get out what I was thinking. And I feel hurt, these people who I do not even know; one accused me of “cheating” and then basically said I didn’t deserve it as much as the other women. I don’t believe this is true, I think anyone deserves it as much as the next person. I need something to motivate me just like these other women. I know boot camp will do this for me. Sorry again for ranting on and on.

Have any of you ever taken a boot camp class?