Stop sign is a well known hike for anyone who has ever attended The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge. Many pictures have been snapped at this sign because it stands for something- it stands for, “Hey, I just walked 4.2 miles uphill. Did I mention it was UPHILL? It is a monster of an incline, and because I wanted to maintain the tradition, I had my picture taken by the sign. Unfortunately, it is a bad one! I asked my hike guide to take it…he said it was a good one, and I dared to believe him! But, because it is all I have, here it is…
Stop sign is the only pavement hike. It is the only hike I plug in the i-pod. It is the only hike I timed. The first time I attempted Stop Sign, I was at the top in an hour and 15 minutes. The second time, one hour, the third, 59 minutes. Today, 56 minutes.
I am thinking Jerry Springer…”You don’t know me! I am getting mine!”
She is a nice person and I enjoyed our talk while we walked DOWN to the van. Like I said, the atmosphere here this week is much more Can DO, than last weeks REFUSE TO DO.
After breakfast we had Emotional Mastery; a workshop on emotional mastery! We discussed what we were afraid of- me? I think I have a fear of success, because every time I get close to any goal it is stripped away. I need to be responsible for that. It happens with my diet. I can be doing all the right things: eating right, exercising, then I am offered an Italian Margarita and boom! All the good behavior stops and the old bad ones resurface. Why the heck am I afraid of achieving what I want and need to achieve? Maybe I have carried a “I am not worthy” sign much too long. Yep, it is time to remember the Stop Sign. It is time to stop, heck, I turn 50 on Thursday and I look back my a half century of life. 50 years of too many mistakes. Is it possible to live the next half with fewer mess-ups? Please tell me yes!
Breakfast this morning was a peach muffin. I never eat the muffins because they are too small, so I opt for the cereal. I am all about the volume now! Lunch was gazpacho, and it was great, like eating a sweet salsa. That was followed by a lettuce wrap. Dinner was shepherds pie and chocolate covered strawberries. It was a god food day.
Todays classes included total body toning, cardio intervals and pool class. I fell asleep in stretch class. I don’t feel one bit guilty. It was awesome!
I find I am super tired still. I am ready to be getting ready to go home. I had two compliments from some of the new guests. I was told by both women (on separate occasions) that they thought I was one of the trainers when they first saw me! Now, I know I am no where near as perfect as the trainers here- but hey, they didn’t know who our trainers were when they first saw me. So, I will take the compliments! It is a sign of success.