Bootcamper Scott thought he wanted to shed a few pounds for his wedding…………but ended up GAINING something more important……..

 

Scotts words:

 

It would seem that when the word ‘bootcamp’ is mentioned, for most the emphasis seems to be on fat loss.

For me that was true at the start. A year ago I was panicking about looking fat on my impending wedding photos. So a quick search on the net and I came across John Cammish’s Bootcamp. I emailed John with the brief … “I don’t want to look fat on my wedding pics”.

Johns replied with “when is it?…………..(June)…………….That’s plenty of time”.

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So I arrived one cold December Saturday morning, not quite sure what to expect. I won’t lie, those first few sessions hurt me, and although I tried diets along with exercise – it wasn’t going great. The exercise I was starting to enjoy but a strict diet wasn’t for me. What did happen though is that I understood and developed a guilt for over-eating rubbish. It’s worth bearing in mind that you can eat like a king on Hessle road for a few quid, but it’s all the wrong things.

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Anyway to cut a long story short I kept at it spurned on by what I was achieving and by how strong compared to when I started, I was starting to feel fit.

So the wedding day came, joy of joys I felt great and the fittest I had ever been.

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The original plan was that would be it , back to the sofa after 6 months training, but something had changed.

“Perhaps I should do another 6 months”

 

 

I thought it – and did it…………and in the meantime an opportunity came along. John explained an event that was coming up … Total Warrior in the Lake District, a 10km assault course through mud ,water, and fire with a bit of barbed wire thrown on for good measure.

Sounds fun……………….. but could I do it ?

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I felt strong………… I could run a bit, but surely this was only for the hardcore?  Anyway me and most of the bootcamp crew travelled up to the lakes and did it.

 

The Warrior 2013 Gang……

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Log Carry…..

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Completion (!) ……

 

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I realised at that point that I had found something I could do , the sense of achievement was immense.

I then did born survivor again in the lakes , and two weeks ago pain barrier in Bradford.

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I am now hooked and still attending boot camp. It’s worth adding that I am now so confident with regards to these events that I have decided to do the tough guy winter event. I may not make it, it’s one extremely hardcore event, but again not phased, I will go and give it my all.

 

To sum up –  “Bootcamps are not just about fat loss, they are so much more, a chance to meet up with people on similar journeys who want to better themselves and gain confidence in what they are doing.”

 

Thank you John…… and all the rest who I do Bootcamp with. It’s been a fun arduous journey…… that I am still loving!

 

Scott