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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hump Day


Week Two is well under way.  I made it to hump day so that’s a plus.  It’s been a tough week.  I’ve been a bit on the emotional side and let’s be honest, my body is just tired.  Imagine doing bootcamp for 10 days straight…yeah, it’s like that.  Regardless, I get up every day and follow my schedule and do all my classes because I’m not going to waste a minute of the time I have here.  I’m just a little bit tired and could use a little pep in my step.  I’m hoping that I wake up with that tomorrow since it’s been missing this week.  I’ve been working to block out negativity as well and it’s been a struggle.  There are a couple new guests this week that are driving me crazy and unfortunately, they are my cabin neighbors as well so I’ve been lacking a little in the sleep department because they are super loud and inconsiderate.  Oh well.  They leave on Sunday and someone new will move in.  I took a stress & relaxation meditation class last night and have been trying to use those tips to my advantage.

Speaking of Sunday, last Sunday afternoon I had the amazing opportunity to have a private cooking lesson with Chef, here at the resort.  It was so wonderful!  I took pages of notes, some pics and a short video.  I need to get those all in order and then will have an entire blog entry about the cooking class up this weekend.  So many great tips to share!!!

It rained last night so the hike today reminded me of the mud run I did last year with Rob, Molly, Steph, Lydia, Melody and Sandy K.  Four pounds of mud patties caked on each foot as you struggle to climb up a mountain.  Makes  me very thankful for the thousands of squats Trainer Scott has made me do the last two years so that I can take the steep inclines.  Pool class was freezing but it’s supposed to warm up again this weekend so I’m looking forward to that.  I have a poncho in my camelbak incase it starts downpouring tomorrow while we’re on the hike.  Today was just a mist while we were out and about on our four miles.  Very pretty scenery though.  Yesterday we did the Reagan Ranch, as in President Ronnie.  It had some great steep hills once we got out of the coyote meadows and Jenn and I set a nice fast pace at the front.  We hiked down to Century Lake, where they filmed part of Planet of the Apes.  Pictures below.  Then down to the rock springs which were beautiful.  Four of us were pretty far ahead of the group on the  way back to the van so we ran the last section back with our guide.  Malibu-yah! Today we were at Malibu Creek and made our way to the rock springs from a different direction but the trail was impassable and flooded out from the rains.  Crazy!

If you’re doing the Losing it With Lyndee contest, how is it going?  Give me some updates! Let me know if you need anything.  Hope you are all kicking some serious butt along with me!

Some fun stats for you, since last Monday the 2nd (through 6:30 tonight) I have burned 37,571 calories and taken 202,441 steps.  Which means by end of day tomorrow I will have easily taken over one quarter of a MILLION steps in 10 days.  That’s kind of every definition of awesome in my book.  Remember the original and way better, in my humble opinion, Biggest Loser song?  A chorus line says “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”  Every day I not only survive, but thrive here, makes me proud.  So what will you do tomorrow or in the next 10 days to make yourself proud? 







9 comments:

Brooke said...

Wow.. your one tough chick, Lyndee!! The pictures are beautiful.

FIREFIGHTER SAVING HIS OWN LIFE said...

Hey girl ....I feel you, it gets hard and you start missing your family. Everyone doeant realize what WE go through at the Resort, especially the Emotional part. Like Tonya says, remember what brought you there, take this time for YOU !!!! It finally all sunk in for me around week 2 and that I was doing this for me and not anyone else .... that sounds mean but it's the truth. Your doing amazing, you will def be making the bar high for 10:12 .... couldn't of asked for 10 better people in my book. Good luck on your journey, if you have questions or need to talk hit me up !!!! Remember, I just did 5 weeks there and it's all still fresh in my head, good luck and keep kicking ass !!

Unknown said...

Wow Lyndee! Thanks for the fabulous update. I know I sit here saying wow that would be great and I know it is but your right, each day you are go go go! I have not seen the scale move but this week i have seen me move. I have done yoga 2x and going again tomorrow. Also while watching last nights biggest loser today, i walked in place and did many other items. So thank you! Your motivation is hitting home. I need this too and I think, WOW i have time, i have a house and I have moving parts. GET GOING!!

Take care dear and keep making us proud!

Caryn
ps i agree the old song was much better. I also like Amazing by Bruno Mars.

Unknown said...

Wow Lyndee! Thanks for the fabulous update. I know I sit here saying wow that would be great and I know it is but your right, each day you are go go go! I have not seen the scale move but this week i have seen me move. I have done yoga 2x and going again tomorrow. Also while watching last nights biggest loser today, i walked in place and did many other items. So thank you! Your motivation is hitting home. I need this too and I think, WOW i have time, i have a house and I have moving parts. GET GOING!!

Take care dear and keep making us proud!

Caryn
ps i agree the old song was much better. I also like Amazing by Bruno Mars.

Unknown said...

Wow Lyndee! Thanks for the fabulous update. I know I sit here saying wow that would be great and I know it is but your right, each day you are go go go! I have not seen the scale move but this week i have seen me move. I have done yoga 2x and going again tomorrow. Also while watching last nights biggest loser today, i walked in place and did many other items. So thank you! Your motivation is hitting home. I need this too and I think, WOW i have time, i have a house and I have moving parts. GET GOING!!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work, Lyndee! Your progress is amazing and inspiring!

-Amy K.

Jessica Laster said...

Keep it up! I just read the article on InsideThePrincipal! You're looking great!

Hageman Haus said...

Chin up, girl! You're almost half-way there! You knew this wouldn't be easy -- if it were, we'd all look like Cindy Crawford. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple weeks, my shrinking li'l niece!

Yesenia said...

Lyndee, Hang in there!!! I pray today has been much better and that spark is ignited again. I can imagine how frustrating it must be to have such inconsiderate neighbors. Remember these 4 weeks are about you, try your hardest to block out the negative vibes around you. It's great to make new friends but if they are negative and distracting........ go a different direction when you see them coming. LOL! But how hard-core you are working out I am assuming it is normal to feel the way you are this week. Just keep your eyes on the ball. YOU GOT THIS!!!