Happy Mother’s Day!

Schedule still is:

Monday and Thursday @6:30pm. Saturday at 8am.

Meet in gazebo at BFA-Fairfax school.

Mother’s Day: US Government Adoption

In 1908 a U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Elmer Burkett, proposed making Mother’s Day a national holiday at the request of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The proposal was defeated, but by 1909 forty-six states were holding Mother’s Day services as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.

Anna Jarvis quit working and devoted herself full time to the creation of Mother’s Day, endlessly petitioning state governments, business leaders, women groups, churches and other institutions and organizations. She finally convinced the World’s Sunday School Association to back her, a key influence over state legislators and congress. In 1912 West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance, declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day!

Boot Camp Bride

Congratulations to Karen and Cris! He popped the question and she accepted! Their engagement consisted of a new pearly white mountain bike for Karen. We really enjoy these two wonderful people. Karen has experienced so many firsts with us . . . I will never forget her sledding experience, her first 5k in a santa suit, her first full push-up . . . Many of us middle-aged boot campers are still experiencing our firsts . . . this way of living is a vital ingredient to a happy life. Karen and Cris are always off on new adventures . . . most recently a 15 miles hike during a geo-caching hunt. It’s been an exciting year for sure . . . two boot camp babies and a boot camp bride!

Summer Special

The ever-popular summer special will be offered once again this year. This includes an additional class on Wednesday mornings at 5:45am. Details are coming soon!

Time for New Boot Camp Shirts

Yes, it’s time that I order boot camp shirts with a new saying. The old shirts say, “Our warm up is your workout.” They will be a dark color. You can choose with sleeves or without sleeves. I’ll be taking orders in the next few weeks. The slogan for this shirt is “Death by Burpee.”


You’ve had some success and lost a few pounds, but you still have a way to go to be at your ideal weight. Then, you lose control and spend the night eating oodles of forbidden food. Oops, that’s not going to help your diet: self-sabotage.

This is a topic we can all relate to. You want make good food choices, but you find yourself not eating breakfast, eating Subway, grabbing a candy bar at 3 o’clock and ordering Chinese. You wake up feeling guilty and promise yourself that TODAY will be different, then it’s NOT. Why? Why do you say, “I’m going to start exercising,” yet to be disappointed with your efforts? Why?

Self-Sabotage occurs when two conflicting desires occur. One is short-term and the other is long-term. Typically the short-term desire comes out on top. Read more at the Psychology Today article:

Here’s a simple exercise that can be done to help you understand the positives and negatives of your self-sabotaging behavior:

Here’s more articles on How to Avoid Destructive Behaviors:


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