OSG Bikini Body Boot Camp

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 26, 2009


Good morning!

Happy 1 day til Friday.

Today is a busy day for me! My mom and stepdad arrive tonight and the house is still a dusty mess. Eric and I were up cleaning last night until 12:30 and I will be cleaning most of today.

I can’t wait to see them. They live out West so I don’t get to see them too often. My mom and I have already scheduled Friday to be a baking day- how fun is that? :) I can’t wait to have her taste test some of my Glo products.

So as you probably saw, this morning is a Fitness post! And not just any fitness post, a fun bikini boot camp challenge!

But before I get to that, please let me tell you about my fun workout yesterday!

Wednesday Workout details:

  • Treadmill, 4.0-4.2 mph, incline 10%
  • Duration: 47 mins.
  • Max heart rate: 159 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 143 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 375 kcals

I ran intervals again! It was day two of introducing runs back into my workout. I ran a 1 minute interval at speed 4.2 mph at every 5 min. marker. So I ran one minute from minute 5-6, 10-11, 15-16, etc etc. All the way to min. 45-46.

Remember, I am only going at speed 4.2 mph, so I am taking it very easy from the get go.

Intervals are a fun way to torch calories and make the time go by faster! Did you know you actually burn more calories doing intervals that you would at a consistent pace?

I made a video of my training since the injury so I hope to get that up soon. :)


OSG Bikini Body Boot Camp



Spring is now here, and summer won’t be far off! Are you feeling ready to step into that teeny tiny bikini yet? I’m sure not!

Oh She Glows will be hosting the 1st Annual Bikini Body Boot Camp until June 1st. I am challenging everyone who wants to feel good and look good this summer to join this challenge. I will be featuring weekly segments on OSG to detail my progress, add motivating workouts, tips, and tricks to getting into your bikini for the summer. I will also highlight other participants stories.


Who doesn’t want to feel great in a swimsuit? I think we all do!

All you have to do to:

1. Email me at [email protected] and tell me you want to sign up!

2. Take a ‘before’ picture of yourself in a bikini or if you prefer, shorts and a tank top

3. Take your measurements and write them down somewhere safe. (Waist, hip, bust, arm, thigh, etc)

4. Leave a comment below and tell me what body part you would like to change the most!


Note: You do not have to send me a picture to participate in this challenge!

That’s it! At the end of OSG Bikini Body Boot Camp, I will ask you to take an after picture as well as your measurements again.

If you wish, you can send me your results and I will be judging the winner. Remember, if you do not wish to submit a picture of yourself in a bikini, no worries. Just take one in shorts and a tank. Judging will not be based solely on pictures, it will be based on your story, triumphs, and fitness/dietary improvements as well. I realize that 2 months isn’t a long time to make tons of noticeable changes so do not despair!

What’s in it for you?

Well, three awesome prize packs, that’s what!

To celebrate your success, I will be baking up some healthy Glo Bakery goodies for our 3 winners!

3rd place: To be announced

2nd place: Your choice of any Glo Bakery bread or a dozen muffins

1st Prize: Super Glo Bakery treat pack: Includes a dozen muffins, a dozen cookies, and a dozen Pumpkin Spice ‘n All Things Nice bars.

I will also possibly be offering mid-way prizes at the end of April to keep our motivation going! Stay tuned for details.

If all goes well I will be putting together a weekly or biweekly OSG Newsletter including the details of my Bikini Body Boot Camp. I will be featuring weekly exercise challenges and workouts and new things to add to your diet. I will also be asking participants to send me any of their successful tricks and tips should you have any!

Alright, who’s with me??? Lets make this the best summer yet!

I’m off to take my ‘before’ picture and measurements. :)


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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

brandi March 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

ooh, how fun! sign me up :) I’ll try to remember to take measurements/pics later today or this weekend.


Jess March 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

That sounds like fun!! Great post :) Can’t wait to read about your baking with your mom!
<3 jess :)


leatitia March 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

I’m IN! I’d like to work on my abs and thighs!


Krista March 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

OKAY! I’m in! I’d like to see my upper thighs a bit more toned!


Janie March 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

I’m in. I want to work on everything! I have a long way to go, but I guess my biggest trouble spot would be my thighs.


Hallie March 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

How fun! I don’t know if I can commit to this challenge yet, but I’m definitely going to think about it. It might be just the push I need…thanks for hosting this! What a great idea :-)


Dagne March 26, 2009 at 11:08 am

I’d love to participate in this challenge but I just found out I’m pregnant (WOOHOO!!) so will be watching from the sidelines and cheering you all on :-)


Christy March 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

I’m totally in!! I’ll send you a picture and measurements tonight!!!!


Christy March 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

Oh, and my worst part is my hips and thighs!!! Those babies are going to get lean and mean!!!


Bridget March 26, 2009 at 11:31 am

This is coming at a perfect time! I havent beel feeling too “hot” lately haha…I know its mostly in my head, but I would love to loose like 5 lbs…esp for my wedding!! I’ve never done a before pic but maybe that will be great motivation!!


amy (veganissexy) March 26, 2009 at 11:47 am

I’m totally in! I was just saying that I’ve had it!!! with this 7 lbs that crept on after gettng married and traveling to Italy. I need to get back to my wedding shape! I just want to tone up more since I’m already fairly petite, and work on getting my flat tummy back. I gain all of my weight in my stomach, so that is my trouble zone. I’ll work on pic, & the rest tonight. Getting in a bikini sounds like a nightmare right now :(


Christina March 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

Love the Fitness headline!

Bikini Body Challenge sounds awesome – I’m going to Aruba June 6th, perfect!


Haleigh March 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

I am definitely in! I would like to tone up my thighs and booty! Can’t wait to find out more!


Ashleyy March 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I’m In!!!! C’mon how could I not say no to such a fantastic idea. I really am not a fan of my thigh, they got all cellulited the past few years and I hate looking down to cottage cheese :) SO Woohoo, let’s get this thing on the roll!!


Dana March 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

yayyy! omg i am so excited for this…..i am going to take a before pic and measurments right now! such a good idea!

I am sooo not in love with my thighs and stomach. Hopefully your boot camp will help!

Expect a email from me shortly :)!!!


Melanie March 26, 2009 at 12:44 pm

uuuh I would love to participate but I’m living in europe so I don’t think there is any chance for me (even if I win) that I receive your bakery-goodies…really I would die to just taste your stuff it looks sooooo delicious!!!


Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) March 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I am so in. GREAT idea! MY UPPER THIGH/BUTT/HIP area needs some serious tonage.


Melissa March 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

What an awesome idea!! Sounds like a ton of fun and I’ll be joining in and doing my best. THIGHS!!! Which is funny because that seems to be the body part most people are mentioning…


britt March 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

this sounds awesome! my thighs and booty, most definitely. i’m so excited to get started!!


Hayley March 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I was reading the other comments and noticed that there is a overwhelming consensus on toning up the stomach and thigh region – and I’m no exception! What a wonderful idea Angela, I really appreciate the time and effort you’re going to be putting into this challenge! Perfect motivation for the winners too – who wouldn’t want to try some of your healthy goodies?!


Rachel March 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Yesssssss This is just what I need to give me a little push. I will be measuring and taking pictures tonight! My arms need to lose their jiggle :(


Ashley March 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

cant wait!! abs and thighs are gonna be SUPER toned after this :) yAY


Andrea March 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I am excited for this the thought of putting on a bathing suit right now frightens me! I would love to improve my butt, hips and stomach!!


Danielle March 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I just e-mailed you :)


Amelia March 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Sounds like a great motivator! I’ll remember to snap some pictures tonight. My biggest issue is my stomach and hips area. I’m excited! :)


emlod10 March 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm

just a quick question – how will this work? Are you going to be posting work outs for us to do or is it just us doing what we want but more of a motivator? just asking because i’d love to participate!


My Body Fat Percentage Blog March 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm

I’ve just started interval training myself it’s a great way to speed up your workout and burn off more calories.
I can now burn off the same amount of calories in just over 30 minutes what it use to take me in one hour. And let me tell you running on a treadmill for one hour does get a little boring.


RunToFinish March 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm

if I win all those goodies it may undo my hard work ;)


Kaneil, balanceisbest March 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I was thinking the same thing – WHEN I win, I will be sharing your lovely baked goods :)

I would love to trim up my tum tumm…I will email you soon!!!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


Anne P March 26, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Great idea! I’ve actually been doing my own “bikini boot camp” for the past few weeks. I’m ALWAYS in my worst shape in March after a long, cold winter (especially since this year I’m in the longest and coldest winter in Prague!!), so a few weeks ago I started majorly stepping up my workouts! I’d been putting in the time at the gym, but just slacking off on the elliptical and stuff. So finally I was like… why am I wasting my own time!? So I’ve increased my cardio intensity (treadmill runs/steep incline walks and for longer) and also stepped up my weight training again (totally slacked on that all winter). I think I’ve already seen some progress! Anyway, long winded way of saying count me in, although I don’t have a tape measure, so I might just participate on my own :)


Brooke March 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Sounds awesome…and just in time for summer. I need the motivation. Let’s loose the tummy ladies! (at least that’s my goal.) :-)


Kris March 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I am in! Why could’t you have done this before my trip ;) hehe….Pic to be taken tomorrow as well as measurements….I will send you an email when it is ready to go!


Michelle Hisae March 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I love challenges, so thanks for getting everyone in on this! I have some inspiration photos for myself from my senior year in high school – pictures are great motivators. First thing tomorrow, I’ll take my photo and do my measurements!

Hello, flat and toned abs!


Rita March 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Count me in–am looking forward to this one. I will email my details later.


brandi March 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

oh, and I want better abs!


Jess March 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Count me in! This will be perfect to help me tone up so I can look super-hot on my wedding day and for my honeymoon in Hawaii!! :) Thanks for putting this together! I’ll email my details tonight!


Melissa (fitnessnyc) March 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

i am in. everything from the waist down and my arms. :) I guess I have a lot of work to do!


Grace March 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I would love to join in! I’ll send you info later tonight


AmyO March 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm

As a recovering bulimic who still deals with body image issues my goal is to improve my outlook on food–realizing that it is fuel and nutrient and not just calories. I have been making amazing progress lately with this.

Also–I want to be able to run a half marathon in June and a full marathon in September. So the part of my body I want to change the most is my outlook on fitness and nutrition :-)


Erica March 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

This is like the BEST idea! I am so for it! I will try to get a picture in my kini! I actually started working towards this a few weeks ago and I am down 2 pounds! My goal is about 5!


Ashley H March 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I definitely need this. Especially since I will be in The Netherlands in June. My regions are my abs followed by my hips and my arms.


TanyaS March 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I’m all in with you. No time like a challenge to widdle down the pear! I’m all over thigh reduction & some belly bloat.


Yasmin March 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I would love to tighten my abs and firm that tush !


Wiggs (The Beholder) March 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Dude, I used to only hate my butt, but now it’s my upper-arms and abs, too. :( I’d kill to still have my swimmer’s body!


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) March 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Yes! I want to tone all over!


Rebeca March 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I am so excited for this… it’s just the push I need :)

I think my biggest “trouble zone” is my waist… I’d love to shed a few inches there and maybe throw in some defined biceps and shoulders :)


Georgia March 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm

okay okay.. I’m in..
I love myself.. I think I look great… UNTIL I CAN NO LONGER SQUEEZE MY BUTT into ANY of my OLD JEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I could live in a mirrorless Mu-Mu world I would be happy… :( But I’m in!


Beth March 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I suppose the part of my body I would like to change the most is my lower body. I definitely wouldn’t mind trimming and toning up my legs.:)


strawberry March 26, 2009 at 11:47 pm

i’m so in! i’m e-mailing you right now :D
i most want to change my stomach and my thighs!
here’s to a hot bikini bod by june 1st!


Jenn (eating bender) March 27, 2009 at 2:25 am

Awesome!! Would you mind if I email you once I get back to school with all the info?


Jenn (eating bender) March 27, 2009 at 2:25 am

P.S. Back to school = this Sunday :)


nic March 27, 2009 at 6:09 am

sign me up!!
my mid-section is the only thing that need major (maybe im exaggerating a little) change. and i’m really excited about this challenge!!
i can’t wait to read all your tips and posts!!
thanx again!!!


Chelsea March 27, 2009 at 8:28 am

I’m interested in doing the challenge. I don’t actually have a bikini right now (I guess that’s what happens when you live in Wisconsin) BUT I’d love to feel confident running in shorts and a sports bra this summer. So my goal is to work on my abs and love handles through a combination of eating better and doing lots of core work (and running, as always).

Still need to take my measurements but I’ve got some “before” pictures.


Valerie March 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

I just emailed you to sign up :)
I’d like to work on flattening my stomach more and actually getting some decent ab muscles – mine are pretty weak! I’d also like to slim down my thighs – I’m finally starting to lose weight from them (after losing 30 pounds overall.. took long enough) so hopefully I can make some progress on them too.


Keltie March 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

I think this is great, hopefully it will be an excellent motivator! I would like to work on my stomach the most, after having a baby it needs a lot of work;)


Holly March 27, 2009 at 11:42 am

What a great idea! I hope it’s not too late to participate? I’ll get my pics to you tonight or hopefully tomorrow. :-) I don’t want to lose any weight, but I’d love to tone – who doesn’t want to be more toned? hahaha. I’m excited!


Sarah March 27, 2009 at 11:58 am

This is so cool! I have actually never really worn a bikini except for when I was a kid. I have been overweight or obese most of my life until 2007 when I started turning things around.

I’m at a good weight now but I definitely have some “Trouble” areas, most specifically my stomach. Sadly, I am plagued by excess skin but I’m sure some good workouts could at least help a little bit!

Thanks :)


Meg- Live. Love. Laugh. Eat. Learn. March 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

I’m 2 days late, but sign me up. I’ll do the measurements,etc. tomorrow morning.

Glad to see you’re runnning again! That’s great!


Whitney March 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I’m down. I’ll email you with all that jazz Sunday night when I’m back in town and have my camera. You’re awesome! This is such a good idea!


ginny March 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I’m in! I want to focus on my stomach.


Melissa March 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm

OOH,I’m in!! I’ll email you tomorrow from my work address, which is what I use all the time.

Body part I’d most like to change? My thighs and rear end :)


Sarah W. March 30, 2009 at 8:06 am

I’d like to trim the fat on my buddha bellah and maybe start seeing some semblance of a waist! also the back fat has GOT.TO.GO.


Alison March 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Hi Angela! Is it too late to join up?! I just joined a gym TODAY because I realized I only have two months to tone up before I move to Australia and see my boyfriend for the first time in 5 months! EEEEKK! Haha, if its not too late, I am going to be hardcore toning my arms, tummy and thighs… and if it is too late, I am going play along anyways! Thanks for the motivation :)


Ruby April 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I’m in! I’d like to change my stomach the most, but perhaps changing my legs would be just as satisfying and more attainable, as I’ll be running alot from now on!


Crunchy Granola Girl April 27, 2009 at 10:18 am

Okay I caved- I’ll be taking my pic & measurements tonight! I would like to work on my core & tone up my stomach. I’ve never been good about doing crunches or strength training but I’m hoping this will give me the motivation I need. Thanks Angela!


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