Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rosa Park, a member of CrossFit Toronto’s Bootcamp Program.

Bootcamp benchmark workout results.

Bootcamp benchmark workout results.

All good things come to an end

My friend, Andrew, who signed up with me could not believe how fast it went.

We really got attached to doing the Bootcamp for four weeks, our instructors, and our other classmates.

Everyone in my Bootcamp class did very well with our benchmark workout.

I could even sense a new level of motivation and ambition in our class on during the workout.

I think the numbers speak for themselves. Check out our whiteboard pic.

The Verdict?

As for how I feel and look?

Other than feeling constantly sore from the workouts themselves (a good sore, though!), I feel much stronger physically and mentally.

If someone told the pre-Bootcamp me that I’d have to do 60 push ups and 50 pull ups back-to-back, I would’ve said “no way”. But, having done it, however terrible my form must have been by the end, I feel I can do more.

I noticed that I look more toned overall, and my family and friends noticed a difference in 4 weeks as well.

There’s a huge sense of accomplishment that comes with all this hard work, and it really was hard work to make every single class (except for one when I had to sit out).

Waking up early every day, and committing to this lifestyle, was refreshing to my mind and body.

In addition, it was great to see the same faces every day, joking around with them or with Ryan or Julie (our instructors).

As a freelancer with no set schedule, it really helped me structure my day better and manage my time better as well.

What’s Next?

Andrea and I created a WOD journal on Google docs to keep ourselves motivated.

We’re going to continue to take some CrossFit classes as well and possibly do another Bootcamp down the road.

We like the intensity!

It is really great to have a workout buddy who also knows the CrossFit workouts, because now we can do them everywhere, too!

I will be sure to post a picture of us doing squats or something fun in Peru.

I have been tweeting and facebooking my WODs, and a lot of people have been asking me about CrossFit and staying motivated in general.

I enjoyed sharing my experiences throughout and it makes me feel great knowing that some people out there might try out CrossFit and become part of this welcoming and motivating community.

So thank you to the CrossFit Toronto Bootcamp class. I had a blast and I am coming back for more challenges!

Want to read the rest of the posts in this series? Check out week 1, week 2, and week 3.

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