This morning was another amazing hike on a beautiful day. Although it’s cold out, I only need a light jacket over my t-shirt, and my face is now sun-burned. My feet have developed a few blisters, but I’m managing them. My body is sore, but my spirits are high. I really have fallen in love with this place. I’ve made some new friends, and all the staff are very attentive, helpful, funny and great at what they do.
I haven’t mentioned much about the food. It is incredible!
Today’s gym classes included Hip Hop (so much fun), Total Body Tabata, then Treading. Afterwards, I attended the stretch class. Man I need their stretch classes – I’m SORE.
Lectures today were Nutrition Made Easy from the staff Nutritionist, and Emotional Eating from the Life Coach. The nutrition class was good – I will absolutely be batch-preparing Mason Jar Salads when I get home! As for the Emotional Eating lecture, as usual Jen put on a great talk. She really needs to do a Ted Talk.
For the past 4 days (I don’t count day one since that was more of an orientation), I have:
- walked 102,251 steps (averaged more than 25,000 steps/day)
- climbed the equivalent of 431 flights of stairs (it helps that my room is on the 2nd floor)
- and burned 13,901 calories (less 4,800 calories eaten = a deficit of 9,101 calories = 2.6 pounds)
I won’t weigh myself, but if I lost 2.6 pounds, then my math is pretty accurate. One thing is for sure – it’s taking me a lot more effort to get my heart rate up. It’s funny, but in four short days, my heart is much more efficient. I’m using a chest heart rate monitor from Orangetheory (made by Polar) along with their app. I used to be able to hit 84-92% of my max heart rate pretty quick. Now I have to push super hard to get to that level. In one sense it’s frustrating, but it means I’m becoming fitter 🙂Share This: