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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Burn It to Earn It, Now Available!

Train at D1 for 30 days for a special price of only $100. For every pound that you lose we take off $1 each month of your next D1 Training Program.

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With months of DEDICATION and PERSEVERANCE the D1 Athletes in this video have reached impressive weight loss goals. Are you ready to Burn It to Earn It?


Friday, November 9, 2012

Boot Camp Guest Blogger: The Importance of Accountability

Being someone who prefers laziness over physical exertion, I really have to push myself to go to boot camp. I still don't look forward to it, and I'm constantly trying to find excuses not to go (except for election night when I wanted to work out my pre-election angst). Knowing this about myself, I've set up some accountability groups in different areas of my life.
One of my best accountability groups is my co-workers. Some of my co-workers go to the morning workouts so I usually probe them for information about the day's boot camp. Part of this is because I like to know what I'm headed into that night, but I also know that they will always encourage me to go. If I start teeter-tottering on whether or not to go, they usually talk me into it. They encourage me throughout the week by telling me they're seeing results, and they also encourage me at boot camp by telling me how they see progress in my endurance and strength. They sometimes see what I can't, and that's what makes them good accountability partners.
Another group is my small group. This one was rather unexpected. I mentioned at one point that I was going to to start going to boot camp. Since then, they've been constantly asking if I'm still going, how often, and if I'm seeing results. I know that every Monday, I have to report to them about my week at boot camp. It's great, though, because they are very encouraging. One person was in my same exact position a year ago, and he's always telling me that it's worth pushing through.
The other group is my family and close friends. They check in to see how my exercising is going. They keep telling me how proud they are that I'm sticking to it, and they are always reminding me of the health benefits of going. I feel like they are my cheer leading squad, and it keeps me motivated and driven.
The last thing I want to say in this blog is that it's really important to have friends in your class. I'm not talking about just trying to recruit people you know, but you can also make friends in at boot camp. After attending a few times, you get to know who's a regular, and you can start to form friendships. What's great about having friends in your class is that you are able to encourage each other during tough spots in the workout. You find times when you can laugh or joke around together, and it makes parts of the workout fun! When I have to miss a boot camp, they will often ask me where I've been, which also gives me a sense of belonging in the class.
So I encourage you to find people in your life who will hold you accountable to attending boot camp and also to find friends in your class. You'll find that it will be much easier to achieve your goals with those two groups of people in place.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Boot Camp Guest Blogger: Finding the Athlete Inside

I was not born athletic. Nor was I born with a strong likelihood to play a sport. How do I know this? Well, it just wasn’t “in my genes.” I can look through the family tree and see that any hobby or activity that mom or dad’s side may have participated in while surely entertaining did not include any sort of physical exertion.

My mom, the catalyst that she is, decided she wanted a different path for me, so at age 5, I started soccer at the local YMCA. It took several years before I began to grow strong in soccer and despite the fact that I had butterflies every time the whistle blew to start a game, I was sort of beginning to enjoy it. I continued to play soccer through high school and changed it up in the spring by running cross country and starting lacrosse.

You can imagine the look on my great aunt’s face when I announced during the fall of my freshman year of college that I was going to run a 5k race. ‘You’re gonna pay money to run?’ ‘Do you think you’ll make it?’

It was like my drive to be active had gotten out of hand. I did not have the natural born abilities to run such a race, but something in me told me to go for it. I loved running that race. I trained. I had calculated workouts to achieve and times to beat. It was a hard race, but I had prepared like an athlete and crossing that finish line, I felt like one too! I was among a family of runners all striving and overcoming.

When I came to D1 I felt a bond with the other adults – initially it was the shared experience that we’re all freaked out to use the Groupon for unlimited bootcamp during the hottest month in Tennessee. Overtime, I realized it was a bond that was really more of a community. A family of athletes preparing to be the best we can be. It’s really good to be under the direction of a coach again. D1 truly is the place for the athlete. Even those of us that just turned into one.