Sunday, July 25, 2010

One Week Until Fitness Ridge

I can't believe that I'm only 7 more sleeps away from my journey starting at Fitness Ridge. I'm headed to Vegas for a few days prior to heading to Fitness Ridge so I've spent the evening starting to pack since we fly out of Detroit on Wednesday morning to Vegas. I've been picking up items over the past few weeks for my trip and I think I'm pretty much ready to go. I still need another pair of running shoes but after doing some research my shoes are much cheaper in the states so I'm waiting until I get to Vegas to buy a 2nd pair. I've packed pretty much everything Fitness Ridge has recommended on their packing list and probably a little more.

I have packed:
Running shoes (one pair going to be purchasing a 2nd pair once I get to Vegas, hiking shoes and sandals. Undies and socks galore. Pj’s, bathing suit, 5 pairs of work out shorts and 7 sports bars (hoping to buy a few more pairs at the Nike outlet store in Vegas). Lots of work-out tops and t-shirts. I also packed a couple casual clothes as well. Camelbak, sunglasses, visor and hat. i-pod, laptop, my new camera my hubby got me for my birthday (I got it earlier since I will be spending my 29th birthday at Fitness Ridge. I went to Wal-Mart and stocked up on a bunch of band-aids, shampoo, sunscreen, hair elastics, Tylenol and all that fun stuff. I will be doing a double check tomorrow to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.

I've been following so many other people's blog about their journey's at Fitness Ridge and it really does sound life changing. I'm really looking forward to 2 weeks of focusing on me and getting back on track. I'm currently training for the Chicago Marathon that I will be running on October 10, 2010. I'm half way through my training and really starting to get into my long runs. I just ran 23km yesterday and have some longer runs coming up while I'm in Vegas & at Fitness Ridge. I hoping that my stay at Fitness Ridge will really help me improve with my running and allow me to achieve my goal of running the Chicago Marathon in 4 hours and 45 minutes. I'm really looking forward to being on a 1200 a day meal plan. I would consider myself a pretty good healthy eater but I know I still have lots to learn. I'm excited to experience eating food that will fuel my body and allow me to have the energy to work out for several hours in a day.

I've been asked several times what type of results I'm hoping to see at the end of my stay at Fitness Ridge. I trying really hard not to focus on a number on the scale because if I set a goal and don't reach it I don't want to be disappointed. I tend to lose more inches then weight, at least that is what I've experienced in the past. My goal is to leave Fitness Ridge smarter, stronger and healthier. I know if I put forward 110% while I'm there I will be proud of what I'm able to accomplish.

I will be posting daily updates, hopefully if I have the energy after 6-8 hours of working out. I look forward to sharing this experience with anyone who is interested in following my journey.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Adventure Begins in 26 Days!

Welcome to the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Ivins, Utah. Guests staying at the resort workout six to eight hours a day and eat a diet of just 1,200 calories. Sounds like fun right? Well it sounds great to me and I'm 26 days away from starting my 2 week adventure at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

It's hard to believe that my adventure begins so soon since I've been waiting for this for over a year. Last year around this time my friend Catherine told me about Fitness Ridge and how she had signed her self up for 2 weeks at the resort. I've always loved fitness and working out but have always struggled to lose those last 10 pounds. I'm such a big fan of the Biggest Loser and I knew that I would love this place (at least I think I will). Once I found out what the cost was for one week at the resort I new it wasn't in my budget last year. I told Catherine that if she went again this year that I would be there right there with her. So over the past year I have been saving my pennies and have booked myself in for 2 weeks at Fitness Ridge. My adventure begins on August 1 through August 15th. Since Fitness Ridge is only a couple hours away from Las Vegas we are spending 4 days in Vegas with our husbands and some friends before we head to the resort. Catherine and I have booked our shuttle from the Las Vegas airport to Fitness Ridge so we are ready to go. I have some shopping to do still for some of the suggested items they recommend you bring with you to the resort. I'm ready for this adventure and I will make sure to share all the good, the bad and the ugly experiences and accomplishments I have while at Fitness Ridge.