My Camp Gladiator Experience – Day 1 in the books!

Camp Gladiator - Day 1

So, today I conquered my fear of going to visit Camp Gladiator for the very first time!  I know that might sound silly, but I really did have so much anxiety about the unknowns…will I be the biggest person there, will I always be last, will I hold up other people so that they are always waiting on me…and then my super irrational fear…will I die 🙂  Well, I have good news people…I have lived through Camp Gladiator Day 1 experience.

Since my hubby (Kevin) is also attending CG this month, we had to figure out the best times for us both to be able to go.  He really likes to get up early…I DO NOT!  So, it worked out that he would go to the 5:30 AM camp this morning and I would go to the 8:45 AM camp.  It put a little cramp in my schedule because I have all the kiddos, but thankfully my Dad (Papa) was able to watch them for me.  I admit that I had trouble getting to sleep last night because I couldn’t shut off my brain…but this morning when Kevin got home, he LOVED it and was super excited about me going.

I dropped off my kiddos and drove up to a BUNCH of cars!  As I was getting out of the car I realized that I had walked out without my MAT…but I was committed and there was no turning back now:)  As I was walking in, I ran into my friend Sara and her husband…she had promised to be there on my first time!  Thankfully one of the trainers had an extra mat and we were all ready to go.  We got straight into it and had to find a couple sets of partners.  Mondays are weight days, so while one partners would go do running exercises outside, the other person would stay in and do weight exercises.  It was okay, I just felt bad because my partner was having to do SO MANY more reps than me…especially when I was running.  She was super nice and continued to encourage me and say that it was okay and to keep doing what I could.

There were a couple of times that I was hoping it would be over soon…but soon enough it was all done!  I had finished and I didn’t die:)  I know it sounds so silly, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had made it up in my head…YES, it was SUPER hard and YES, I couldn’t do a lot of the exercises without them being modified…but, everyone was SO NICE and SUPER ENCOURAGING!  No one made me feel like I wasn’t good enough or that I should be better…they just kept encouraging.

So, my overall review for Camp Gladiator Day 1…is just do it!  If I can do it…ANYONE CAN!  We had two main trainers (Kevin and Jessie Richardson) and two extra trainers (Courtney and Jake).  They are seriously some of the nicest people and really have a heart to help others.  Now, off to drink my water…and hopefully be able to move tomorrow to go to my next camp:)

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