Activity #23: Build muscles at bootcamp

By the time my first baby was 10 weeks old, I had not exercised for about 6 months. Baby Bootcamp was my re-introduction to sweating and I loved it. I was not a gym-goer in my normal life, and Baby Bootcamp was perfect for me. Here’s why:

  1. Exercising in the company of other sleep-deprived, temporarily overweight, leaky-breasted women is more fun.
  2. It was no problem that I walked the course rather than ran it much of the time. I had many excuses lined up for not running (all of which are somewhat valid and mostly shared by other participants).
  3. Stopping to deal with my fussy baby was totally expected. Everyone had to stop at some point.
  4. It got me out of the house to do something good for myself and enjoy the outdoors.

All about Baby Bootcamp classes

This is our 23rd Rookie Mom challenge. Not ready for it? Go back and pick an easier one.

Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can invite your partner and show him or her how awesome and athletic you are. The other parent and grandparents can tag along for free.

Check babybootcamp.com and a similar organization Fit4Mom.com for locations and schedules.

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[photo: Whitney Mattocks]