Friday, September 23, 2005

The Fit Test

Warning: This post contains more enthusiastic pro-boot camp emissions. Proceed at your own risk.

This is the last week of boot camp. Technically we have one more class but... This is the end of the 4th week. On Friday of the first week our instructor, Mary Beth*, gave us a "Fit Test" which consisted of various masochistic exercises to determine our level of fitness. It was also designed to give us an idea of where we were starting in relation to where we wanted to be. Needless to say, I was NOT in as good of shape as I had thought. Marathon, schmarathon!

Today was the "results show", if you will, of boot camp. Drum Roll Please.

Test 1 - Extreme Ab Torture
You lay on your back with your legs straight out in front of you. You then lift your legs 6" off the ground and hold them there. For as long as you can.

Week 1: Max time = 3 minutes. Tiffy's time = 2 minutes.
Week 4: Max time = 4 minutes. Tiffy's time = 2 minutes, 12 seconds.**

Test 2 - Push Ups
Pretty self explanatory right? So we break it down into how many regular push-ups and how many modified (girly) push-ups we can do in a minute.

Week 1: Regular = 5. Girly = 12
Week 4: Regular = 37. Girly = 0

(Go Tiffy - it's your birthday - picture me doing funky white-girl cabbage patch here)

Test 3 - Step Ups
You and a wall about knee high. You step up with both feet and then down with both feet. Repeat as many times as possible in 1 minute.

Week 1: 33
Week 4: 34***

Test 4 - Liners (or for those that played sports, Suicides)
4 cones. You start at the first cone and run to the second cone and back. Then to the third cone and back. Then to the fourth cone and back. Its actually pretty funny to watch... Sprinting in such short distances.

Week 1: 1 minute, 9 seconds
Week 4: 43 seconds

(Go Tiffy - it's your birthday - more funky white-girl cabbage patch)

Overall I'm very very happy with my results! I even woke TheBoy up 20 minutes earlier than usual so I could tell him about it. And show him the funky white-girl cabbage patch. Yes I did.

Of course if y'all remember the trauma that was this post then you can stay tuned... I go for that portion next Wednesday. Wish me luck!

*Happy Birthday to Mary Beth!

**This is the only excuse I am going to offer for the whole damn test y'all - do you have any idea how sore your abs are after vomiting with stomach flu for 3 days? Do you? Yeah. And to add this crap on top of it? Right. I'm just saying is all.

***Mary Beth did say it's VERY difficult to add 1 or 2 more into a minute.

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