So a personal post for me this time…
Never quite happy with my shape, I decided to embark on pastures new and signed up for a 3-day fitness camp at Hillmotts in Oxfordshire this week.
However, I wish I hadn’t.
Basically, I ended up escaping (yes actually escaping) after just a day and a half as I was in agony from the intense workouts.
I know going to a camp like this, you’re going to be worked hard. However, I felt like I was pushed way too far in the HIIT (high-intensity) workouts straight away – leaving me in pain and unable to do anything else.
Advised by my campmates that being in pain was the norm, I tried to push through, however ended up pretty much in tears mid-hike as I couldn’t keep up as my legs just wouldn’t work.
The instructors looked at me a bit like I was being a drama queen after already telling me off in workouts as I should do better as I’m ‘young’ (I’m not that young thanks, I’m 28).
However I FINALLY convinced them to let me go back to the house alone and mourn my legs while rested up in bed.
I was then that I realised no beach bod was worth this as I phoned my trusty Dad Glynn (known as Glenda – don’t ask).
Ever the gent, he asked me if I wanted him to pick me up, even though he was in Portsmouth.
I pretended to think about this for half an hour before my bags were literally packed and I was awaiting his arrival at a disused bus shelter after sneaking out before the doors were locked at 9pm (!!).
Finally I was set free and didn’t face the agony of doing another burpee while my legs felt like they would break in two.
Overall, I don’t massively regret the experience as it gave me a good story and the people (who weren’t the instructors) were nice. The food was also tasty and I was surprised by how little food would fill me up.
But overall, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone seeking to loose weight.
I like to think of myself as fairly active and go to the gym regularly but the workouts are just way too hard for any normal person.
That’s just my opinion anyway.
I’d recommend just having a week off, going to the gym most days and trying to eat healthy if you can. It’ll definitely save you a few quid and hobbling in pain for a week after like me.
But hey, you might be a sucker for suffering – it’s up to you pals!