Lately, I feel like I’ve been at war with myself. I know that probably sounds crazy but it’s the truth. I understand that it’s physically possible for me to lose weight, but I have some sort of mental block, like I don’t really believe it. Why is it that I will do so well, and then go right back into an “I don’t feel like eating healthy” mindset? I don’t know, maybe I need to do some soul searching. It’s like I’ll do just enough not to get gain all the weight back *sigh*….. Okay, enough whining… I went to boot camp tonight. I was initially dreading it, because I was so tired from work. I’ve been really busy. Today, I had a 2 hour meeting and a 1 hour training session, and still had to find time to get everything else done. But anyway, I thought it about it and figured boot camp could help relieve stress and help me unwind. The whole drive there I had this sneaky suspicion we might have to run the bleachers at track field. And guess what? I was right! We started up with a warm-up jog around the track. I was determined not to be the last one around. I might be the biggest girl in the class, but I wasn’t the slowest and I wasn’t last. After some abdominal exercises, Lyle said, grab your resistance bands and jog over to the bleachers. I noticed that he gave people different bands based on their ability level. He gave me the hard and the medium band. At first I was excited, like wow, he thinks I can handle the hard one? Well let me tell you…that “hard” resistance handled me during the repeated squats and bicep curls and lunges! After resistance training it was time for the bleacher run. We had to run up and down the bleachers like you see the high football players do during training. I definitely haven’t been in High School for 11 years and I certainly never played football. But that didn’t stop me from doing it; I ran up and down and back and repeated. After the bleachers, we did sit-ups and a relay race. Finally, it was time for the cool down lap. My shoe came untied, and I was almost last, but I had to pick up the pace. I’ve been doing this for too long to be at the end of the pack with the new people. After class I felt good and oddly enough I felt rejuvenated….Well, If you’re still reading this post, it’s probably because you want to know what this Biggest Loser Give Away is all about. I’m giving away a Sculpt & Burn Kit made by The Biggest Loser. It has a jump rope, a weighted water ball and a tape measure to track the inches you will lose. It also comes with a poster to show you how to use everything. It can all be yours! All you have to do is leave a comment below with your favorite weight loss/exercise tip or quote that can help others on their journey to health and fitness. My favorite quote is “I only feel failure when I stop trying!” I’ll pick the winner on Thursday of next week; then I’ll send an email letting you know that you won. Good Luck!