Houston Boot Camp

If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Twitter, you know that over the last year I’ve struggled to lose the 50ish pounds I gained during my pregnancy.  For a woman that’s just 5’1, I couldn’t wait to drop those extra pounds and it’s taken me nearly a year and a half to do it!  
A gorgeous blogging buddy from Houston invited me to participate in a boot camp, Houston Area Adventure Boot Camp, the longest-running boot camp in the Houston area.  Over the last seven years they have helped more then 5200 people achieve their fitness goals.  I immediately knew I wanted to bring my girlfriend (and workout partner since college) since she’s always up for these types of adventures.
We showed up just before the class was about to start at 6:30 p.m. (although they offer morning classes too), with the Houston heat not letting up a bit.  Neither of us had done a boot camp before, so we didn’t know what to expect.  Immediately, we met the awesome trainer, TJ, and two other women, who made us feel right at home.  Here we are with TJ:)

This class kicked our butt!  We did drills where we had to pick up a poker chip, run up a hill to find out what exercise corresponded to the chip, run back down the hill, ultimately doing 15-30 repetitions of 30 exercises.  OUCH!  We were sweating and panting and our heart rates were UP for the entire hour!  TJ was so encouraging and helpful and FUN!  They played hip hop music and the other people in the class were super sweet.  It’s easy to make friends when you’re all commiserating from running up that dang hill and doing your 50th pushup!

Just before class ended, my girlfriend became the photographer and shot some pics so I could show you.

Isn’t it a pretty park where the class is held? So nice to get outside after a long day at the office.

And I LOVE that my single girl snapped a pic of the hot guy! I laughed so hard when I saw this pic on my camera! 🙂  Get fit and meet men- perfect for you single ladies!!


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p.s. It’s my friend Lily’s ONE year blogging birthday!  I know she’d LOVE it if you’d stop by and say hi!


  1. July 28, 2011 / 3:16 am

    You look AH-mazing! Your hard work has certainly paid off and inspired me to get my stuff together!

  2. July 28, 2011 / 3:18 am

    You look great :)!! I have done the Adventure bootcamp before and LOVED IT!! I plan on doing it before my wedding.

    PS. My fiance and I are getting ready to buy a new house and your house in my inspiration!!!

  3. July 28, 2011 / 3:56 am

    That's so funny because we have the SAME camp here where I live in Arizona. I really enjoyed doing it when I went!

  4. July 28, 2011 / 4:55 am

    You look great!!!!! What in the world is your secret to abs after kids! Keep up the good work! =D

  5. Chic Coastal Living
    July 28, 2011 / 3:12 am

    That's awesome Megan! You look amazing! Keep up the good work!

  6. Emily A. Clark
    July 28, 2011 / 3:19 am

    I WISH I was half as motivated as you. You look great 🙂

  7. cMe
    July 28, 2011 / 3:20 am

    Small world! I am friends with Veronika too. Unfort, I couldn't do the boot camp since I just had a baby and haven't gotten clearance to start working out again. Your abs look fantastic!!

  8. Chiquitisha
    July 28, 2011 / 3:39 am

    Meg you look so good and i bet you have no idea! Trust me u look good. I should stop reading your blog because I always check our your blogger friend's page and end up following gthem when i really dont have time to do it. Come over sometime! Xo

  9. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    July 28, 2011 / 3:56 am

    Are you kidding me with your hot little body?!?!? Whatever you are doing is working…I think you've lost the baby weight hot stuff!!!

  10. natasha {schue love}
    July 28, 2011 / 4:05 am

    Holy Abs! Look at you girlfriend! That rocks! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  11. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma
    July 28, 2011 / 4:10 am

    I didn't realize you are as teeny as me, Megan! {Well, actually…I'm 4'11"}…

    Good for you getting back that pre-James body! Yoga and walking are more my speed, but bootcamp looks like fun…

  12. AnaLisa
    July 28, 2011 / 4:25 am

    Hello! This looks like fun! Yes, the outdoor setting looks great. Would definitely get me inspired. Just wondering if it's crazy hot this time of year in TX?! Keep up the good work! xx

  13. July 28, 2011 / 10:44 am

    You look amazing!! I do the same boot camp, but in Indianapolis. I absolutely love it and I'm totally addicted!! Getting ready to do my 18th session!!!

  14. July 28, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    you look great girl! 🙂

  15. July 28, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    You look fantastic girlfriend! I used to be an ABC instructor – glad you enjoyed it!

  16. July 28, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    You look amazing!!! Geat job!!!!!!

  17. July 28, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    You look great girl! And that book camp looks like fun. Entertaining enough to make you feel like you aren't actually working out, eh?. Even though I love to work out at home, I've been thinking of doing some of these to get out meet more people.

  18. July 28, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    Hi. I didn't see where to order on the website. But I would like to order one set of abs. you know, like yours. If you could let me know how to purchase, that would be great. Thanks, xoxo shelli

  19. July 28, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Boot camps looks fun! I agree–it is wonderful to get outside the office after a long day 🙂 Get yo' fitness on! 🙂

  20. July 28, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Wow Megan you look fantastic – great job! I haven't tried a boot camp, but have thought about it, not sure I can commit to a time though. I enjoy my runs and workouts in my little home gym, but perhaps having a guy like TJ pushing me on would make me work harder! Thanks for sharing!

  21. July 28, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    Oh my sweet mercy. I don't think I've had abs like yours in 10 years. I don't even know if I have abs anymore. I think maybe I could just be the water girl. I'm sure I could get a work out toting the water around. In all seriousness, I've been contemplating asking for some personal training sessions for Christmas or something.

  22. July 28, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    Hotsie Totsie! I've always wanted to do a Bootcamp, but the timing sucks. I usually just work out at lunch. This one sounds fun (?!) though.

  23. July 28, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    agreed. you look, ummm, fantastic! so motivating.. I am babyless and don't look like that.

  24. Chyanne M.
    July 28, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    You look amazing. I started running again this past May and my body is starting to transform. I luv how fit you are. Even though I don't have any kids as of yet. I figured why not start back up just to be in shape prior to and it'll motivate me to be workout out post-baby.

    Gosh…you've really inspired me to get out there and keep it up. I bet boot camp was fun. I like that type of workout. Anyway…keep it up! You look amazing.

  25. Chyanne M.
    July 28, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    You look amazing. I started running again this past May and my body is starting to transform. I luv how fit you are. Even though I don't have any kids as of yet. I figured why not start back up just to be in shape prior to and it'll motivate me to be workout out post-baby.

    Gosh…you've really inspired me to get out there and keep it up. I bet boot camp was fun. I like that type of workout. Anyway…keep it up! You look amazing.

  26. Lili
    July 28, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    You look amazing Megan and thankyou for guest blogging and for the mention here!

    Love ya!

  27. July 28, 2011 / 6:17 pm


    You do look great and I was wondering if you might share what your diet or eating plan is and how often you work out. I am 5'2" and normal weight of 110. I had no trouble losing weight after my first baby then the 2nd took about a year and now with my third I am a mess and she just turned 2! I have 30 pounds to lose and need some motivation…any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks

  28. Karen Mones
    July 28, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    Hi Megan,
    Karen from Houston Area Adventure Boot Camp. Just wanted to say thanks for checking out our program! TJ said you were AWESOME and you definitely look awesome. I'm sure you were an inspiration to our campers. Take care and P.S. love your blog! I'm just now learning the ins and outs of carpentry and remodeling (construction type remodeling) and I will be checking out your blog more often to grab ideas! Thanks again!

  29. Traci
    July 28, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Girl you look HOT!!! I can't imagine you 50 lbs. heavier! What else have you been doing? I've been doing Yogalates for 6 months & it's incredibly tough. I've lost almost 25 lbs. but I still don't look like you!!!

  30. Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com}
    July 28, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    you look great!! may have to check this out – i'm always up for a new fitness challenge 🙂

  31. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    July 28, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    Hello hotness! Check out those abs. I'd say you're a rock star. Proud of you.

  32. July 28, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    you look great girl!!! I have done the hit fit boot camp at that park before! They are so challenging but I like the motivation a lot! I'm hoping to continue doing them when it gets a little cooler!

  33. christine, just bella
    July 28, 2011 / 6:03 pm

    Girl! I would kill for that post baby body!! You have a six pack!! Whatever you're doing it works, you look amazing 🙂

  34. CAS
    July 28, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    That's awesome, Megan! Looks like you already have some serious abs going on there!

  35. Elsa
    July 28, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Girl, you are looking GOOD!!!

  36. Megan
    July 29, 2011 / 3:28 am

    You look amazing!!! My husband and I have started bike riding recently to try and get into shape! So exciting!

  37. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    July 29, 2011 / 4:31 am

    You look great! Hot momma!

  38. July 29, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    Hello Gorgeous! You look amazing Megan, and kudos to you for getting out there after work and sweating bullets!! We have several boot camps in our area…really need to check one out! This booty seriously needs to go to camp!!!

  39. July 30, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    You look amazing!
    I was in Houston a few months ago and loved that park. Beautiful city

  40. July 31, 2011 / 2:48 am

    Dang girl! I do not think you need to work out as your abs are rocking it! I'm going to go eat another cookie now so I can feel better. Good for you!

  41. July 31, 2011 / 11:14 pm

    Hello abs!?!? I will never have those!!! After 4 kids and 4 cesareans..it ain't happening! You look great! This looks like so much fun! Btw…have you ever heard of ripped?! This is an amazing work out!

  42. August 1, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Megan, you look amazing!! You have killer abs!! What else are you doing besides running to get that 6 pack? Keep up the great work.

  43. August 1, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    You inspired me to sneak in 2 extra workouts this week. Thank you!

  44. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    August 1, 2011 / 6:30 pm

    Holly smokin' buffness! Go girl

  45. August 2, 2011 / 5:37 am

    Ahhh – I need this! I have so much extra weight on me now thanks to the baby. You look FABULOUS!

  46. August 2, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    oh.my.gosh. you look incredible! i hope i look like that after kids one day! good job!

  47. August 7, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    Great progress! You look awesome. What part of Houston – Cypress? I grew up in that general area.

  48. October 18, 2011 / 7:31 am

    You really have a great body Megan. That's one good result of doing a boot camp. You are really an inspiration to others. Two thumbs up.

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