A friend told me I should try boot camp and he introduced me to Stacy. She invited me to "Friend Day." I went and found I couldn't even run around a circle. I had to be put against fence walking. I was so embarrassed that I went to the weight room the next morning and tried to walk for 1/2 mile. Eventually, I increased to walking 2 miles, then added a jog, until I could jog 2 miles. Then, I officially joined boot camp in December 2006. I was so sore that I couldn't walk down stairs or sit in chair, but I stuck it out. After just a month, I felt better with doing the work outs . In addition to getting fit, the people I met were nice and supportive. For example, I remember Todd, he was my partner for "outside the box." He kept encouraging me, which helped me so much in getting through the workout. It really helps to have positive comments from others, and knowing that they had felt that way before and that I wasn't only one sore. Having friends at boot camp keeps me motivated and wanting to come; it's more fun to exercise and (jokingly complain) with others. We hold each other accountable. It's almost like a family! It still is hard to get up and go sometimes, especially after taking some days off, but I enjoy seeing everyone and love the workouts once I get started!