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?