After 4 great days of fun in Vegas I'm happy to say that I've finally made it to Fitness Ridge. Catherine and I had to be at the Vegas airport to catch the 11:15 a.m. shuttle to Fitness Ridge. We took the Executive Shuttle and it was wonderful as it has big lazy boy type seats which allowed me to catch up on some sleep as it was about an 2.5 hour drive from Vegas to Fitness Ridge.
When we arrived we were greeted by the great staff and received our welcome package. In this package we were given our scheudle for the week and it's intense. It's non stop from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
We had about 15 minutes to drop our stuff off in our room and then head back to get our weight, measurements and body fat done. Once I was finished there I met with Jen the life coach who went over our goals and gave us some more information about what we are to expect here. Catherine took me on a tour of the facility and it's not that big but has everything that you need. The scenery is just amazing and I'm looking forward to starting our hikes tomorrow morning to really experience and enjoy more of this great landscape I'm surrounded by.
We had to be in the dinning hall for 5:30 p.m. Dinner tonight was a cobb salad and a small piece of chocolate pie. My first reaction when I was served my salad was I'm going to be hungry tonight for sure. There is a salad bar that we have access to so we can get some additional veggies so I went and added some cumbers, peppers and pickles to my plate. I also grabbed a banana to take back to the room just in case I needed a snack later on tonight. The salad was delicous and the chocolate pie was just what I needed to feel satisfied.
Every day they post the menu for the day so we know what we will be eating.
This was my yummy cobb salad.
After we ate the staff welcomed everyone and had everyone introduce them self. There is about 60-70 people at the ridge at the moment so we got to hear how long everyone is staying for and some adivce from those guests who have been here for a couple weeks already or a returning guests. There are about 12 Canadians here this week and it was funny that about half of them all ended up at my table which was funny. There is also a bunch of the staff who will be working at the new Malibu Fitness Ridge location here this week. They make all of their staff go through at least one week of the program so they know what the guests go through while at the resort. What I'm really excited about is the fact that their is a contestant from the Biggest Loser is here this week. Do you remember Heba from season 6? She won the at home prize and was on the show with her husband Ed...........well she is here this week. She looks great and hopefully I will get to know her a little more over the next week. Once we finished introducing ourselves the guests who were here last week left and all the new guest stayed for an introdution lecture. This is where they covered off some more details about what to expect and went over some house keeping rules.
Everyone seems really nice and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of people over the next couple of days. We have an early start tomorrow and since I'm lacking some sleep from my Vegas trip I'm off to bed. I'm excited for my 1st full day tomorrow and will make sure to post an update tomorrow night.