Now I have gone public (hmm sounds serious!), I thought I should explain why I chose the name of my blog - and hopefully one day business, to be "Bootcamps and Bubbles".
Well, it all started one day at one of my daughter's friends birthday party. It was a glorious Sunday afternoon - and just like any typical 7 year old's birthday party the Mum's were standing around sipping pink champagne. (Please tell me that's normal! ;) )
This bit definitely is normal - the topic turned to the "extra kilos" we all seemed to be carrying. Theories were discussed as to how to lose it, why it had been put on (my answer was in my hand, in pink bubbly form) and how we just didn't have time!! Sound familiar?
My answer was jokingly, "If only you knew someone who was not far off being a Personal Trainer!"
Then it started!
"Oh wow, that would be great!" "Can you train us?"
Then one Mum piped up - she's the one that tells it how it is, and I love her for it...
"I have a better idea, we could tell our husbands we were going to Bootcamp, but really, we are just going to drink champagne. It wouldn't take much to convince you Michelle!"
Told you she tells it how it is ;)
So my potential clients are talking about skiving off training before we have even started!!
Quick on my feet, I knew how I had lost my weight a few years ago - by earning my indulgences! I distinctly remember skipping and doing broad jumps in my mother's back yard while she sat on the balcony drinking champagne - waiting for me to join her.
I had my Polar Heart Rate Monitor on - and I had to get to 500 calories burnt before a sip could touch my lips!
That glass (or few) that night tasted even better knowing I had earned it.
Back to the story at hand - I told the girls they needed to earn their bubbles. I would happily drink champagne with them - but we had to do the Bootcamp side of things first - Bootcamp and THEN Bubbles girls!
And there it was! The lightbulb moment, the hunch that "Hey - I like the sound of that!"... I think I can work with this.