Burpees in a Fat Suit

Yesterday The boot Camp Girl team attended the Wellness Works Health and Wellness Expo for the Howard County employees in Ellicott City, MD.  We gave away 1 month of boot camp to Lashae M! Congrats Lashae.

The booth next to ours had a “30 lb fat suit” for people to try on.  The excess weight in the suit came around the mid-section.  I decided to see what it would feel like to do Burpees in the suit.  If you don’t know what a Burpee is, it starts by going down to the floor, kicking the feet back into a plank position (on hands and feet facing down), doing a push-up, coming back to standing, then jumping up (In boot camp, we also do modified versions of burpess without the jump.).  There is definitely a big difference carrying 30 pounds around the mid-section!

For those of you who want to lose weight around your mid-section, I can tell you for sure that everything will feel much easier once you lose the weight!  Getting up and getting down won’t feel so cumbersome (However, until you lose the weight, don’t use it as an excuse to not get up and get down during a workout routine.  This will burn calories so you will burn more fat.  Remember just because something doesn’t feel comfortable at first, doesn’t mean that you stop doing it.).  You will be able to jump much higher too.

Use increased mobility as a motivation to put a limit to what you eat and to make better choices.  Everything that you do will feel easier and your clothes will fit better.

Start excising and eating right today to make it happen!



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3 Responses

  1. Teresa Butler

    Teresa Butler September 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm | | Reply

    Wearing the “fat suit” is something I am challenged with during each workout. I am confident that with patience, persistence, and a positive outlook that I will change my natural “fat suit” to a midsection that will be more healthy.

    Thank you Bootcamp instructors for helping me understand the importance of strengthening my core!

    Teresa Butler

  2. John M.

    John M. September 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm | | Reply

    Is that Stephanie in the picture? We need a bigger picture! Since working out at the Boot Camp Girl, I’ve lost around 30 pounds. Now when I jog around the parking lot with my 15 pound dumbbells, I remember what it was like to carry that extra weight – not good!

  3. Ron DeMartin

    Ron DeMartin September 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm | | Reply

    I agree completely. When I started at Boot Camp, I could not do a mountain climber. It took some sessions and work, but now my body let’s me do them. Each little bit helps and I notice I am able to push harder and faster with each class. Being able to accomplish something I’ve not been able to do in years is a very good feeling!

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