Hiiii My name is Gill (that's Jill, only spelled with a "G"). Well Gillian really, but s’all the same! I used to live in New Orleans, but now I live in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, NJ. I graduated in May with my Bachelors in Environmental Science, and I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer focused on improving watershed health. I'm looking forward to a new adventure once my program ends in July!


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Boot Camp Day II : All the sweat.

We started with the usual rapid fire push ups, squats, jumping jacks, sit ups, planks, etc. for the first half of class. Then we had stations, with one minute to do each exercise.

Squat thrusts (HATE), alternating V-ups, mountain climbers, bicycle sit ups, bicep curls, triceps curls, overhead presses, (something I forgot the name of), push ups, sit ups, cross countries, and jumping lunges.

My body was like, “Nuh uh, nope.” when it got to the sit ups, so I just did crunches there, but I did everything else okay. I really hate squat thrusts though! They’re like burpees but not as fun. They hurt my back for some reason (I probably have terrible form), so that’s probably why I hate them. Oh well.

I got nice and sweaty today! I was sweating profusely by the time I got to the mountain climbers, ha!

Also, the gym’s location is hilariously close to 3 bars, so when I am going into and out of the gym, people are still out there drinking. Yay good life choices! As I was passing one of them today, 2 drunk guys out front waved, and one shouted, “You look good in the morning! Work it, girl!” Thank you sir. You were probably noticing my body odor pheromones. It made for a good laugh.

Alsoalso, I think I’m going to get used to this whole wake-up-to-hear-the-birds-chirping, early-morning-sweatin’, leaving-the-gym-to-see-the-sun-rising-to-the-east, enjoying-the-early-morning-cool-weather-on-the-porch thing.