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Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So, for real, my sweet little nephew is going off to real boot camp this week. He joined the Navy.


I'm happy for him because it's a big deal for a young man (or woman) to decide he's gonna just go for it and serve his country and stuff, but of course I'm worried sick that he'll get stuck in a submarine or shipped off somewhere scary and get hurt, you know, like all those other brave young people who are defending our country, who I super appreciate, and am very thankful for, except they aren't the actual babies I held in my arms right after they were born and got all bonded to over the last 20 years. And stuff.

But I digress.

This post isn't about growing up, or being brave, or America, or world politics. This post is about exercising and getting in shape and living your best life, to borrow a phrase from Oprah.

You can draw your own conclusions about life, death, health, appreciation for what you have, self sacrifice and getting over your own issues that get in the way of whatever it is you feel in your heart that you should do to make yourself, your family, and the world better a better place.

I'm just sayin'. Maybe it's time for you to get brave in your own way, whatever that way may be.

As for me, I'm just here to announce that Malibu Stacey and Erin Joy and Big Johnny (the token hot guy who happens to happily married to Stacey so back off) are putting on a fun little exercise boot camp at Snap Fitness. It also meets at Compass Park in Northwest Crossing because it's FUN and a great place to meet people and they're doing their part to build community so just think about it.

And it won't be so OMG it's so hot outside I'm gonna melt! here in Bend forever, so just get over your heat stroke and sign up.

If you don't live here, go find a boot camp in your area and tell us about it and we'll all help each other feel good getting healthy, meeting new people, and feeling lucky that our legs and arms still work well enough to at least try, not cry.

Because for real, we're lucky. And we know it. And we should appreciate each other. And ourselves. And we should live our best life, and thank all the people who are truly brave.

So here's to you, Nigel Dumas, and all the other new recruits who are going through real boot camp this week. Good luck out there, and please don't drown in the Navy. Thank you, and please come back safe and sound because your aunties still remember the first time you smiled your little baby smiles at us, which made us melt, in a good way.


Aunt Julie

Snap Fitness Bootcamp Facts: $20 off! Tell them Chubby Mommy Sent You!
Where: 6AM–Snap Fitness 6PM Compass Park-NWX

When: Class 1: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 6– 7AM

Class 2: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 6- 7PM

Start Date: Monday Aug. 3rd (for 4 weeks)

Cost: $120 (only $10/session!) $150 non-members

Type of Class: Cardio Drills & Interval Training

Instructors: Johnathan Sonne (541) 948-0099, Certified Personal Trainer

Erin Cummings (541) 408-5468 ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor

& Personal Trainer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes boot camp will be great! Come join us it pans out to be $10 a sessions with a certified personal trainer, 3X a week!
And for Julie's nephew, good luck, and thank you for your bravery!
Love Malibu Stacey