Sunday there was no alarm to wake us up; but breakfast is only served from 7 to 9 am. When one is eating a regular diet of 1200 calories, one doesn’t miss a meal…does one? I was up before eight to make it on time. It was nice to sleep in a little. Sunday is a day of rest here at Fitness Ridge. We do not have to do any exercise- unless we want to. I wanted to! There are bikes and street striders. Another guest and I rode the striders for about an hour. It was not easy. They are like elliptical machines on wheels. I have 3 weeks left and I want to make the most of it.
The rest of Sunday I spent first at a theater to see Sex and the City 2. disappointing but nice to get out of the resort. Then, this is the cool part, we went shopping and I tried on some clothes. After one week here, I saw some major changes in the mirror!
On Sunday the new guests arrive, and we had dinner with them and we all introduce ourselves. I miss the people who left but there are lots of new shiny faces!
I couldn’t sleep. It was weird that I felt nervous about the new week. I knew what was ahead of me! This morning I was at the tables and waited for my van number. I had a fairly easy hike with beautiful views and Indian drawings. There is a lot of history in these mountains.
Back at the Ridge I chose cereal for breakfast again. It is so darned good. Since this is my second week, I get two classes of open gym instead of lectures. I went on a long bike ride and participated in a dance class! It was fun, though learning the moves is comical. I try! I really try, but. That is all I have to say.
Lunch was the famous tilapia tacos. They were good. Funny thing about working hard, and being served a meal…I love everything. Wait, that was my problem in the first place. I love food and eating, and then eating some more. The good thing about Fitness Ridge is once the plates are gone…I get no more! I hope in the four weeks I am here I learn to find comfort and joy in smaller portion sizes. I am definitely getting smaller plates.
Dinner tonight ended with an amazingly yummy pineapple sorbet dizzeled with raspberry sauce- on a small plate of course.