Hi Everyone. Well we survived, not just our 2 weeks, but our 6 hour ride home and eating on the road.
I wanted to check in and let you all know where we are and how we are doing with 3 days under our belts. As you will read from Betty's Blog post she was amazingly successful at Fitness Ridge with a 21 pound weight loss!! I am very happy with what I accomplished. I have learned that it is not about the number on the scale but how you feel mentally and physically. I am happy with my 10 pound loss, my 8 inch loss (4.5 of those off my waist) and more importantly with my ability. Yesterday, I got out and did my natural intervals (the SF hills) and was able to do far more than I was doing prior to leaving for Fitness Ridge.
We returned and immediately headed to Trader Joe's, it really is a smart place to shop. There are so many options and after meeting with Jessica, the nutritionist, it really has a lot of healthy snack and food options. I have also made 3 dinners for my family (when Nicole is here it is 8 people) Monday: Chicken, Tofu, Veggie Stir-Fry with Brown Rice. Tuesday: Penne Bake with eggplant, zucchini and ground turkey (from the Resort cookbook!) and Tonight, Wednesday: Chicken enchiladas w/ Trader Joe's Enchilada Sauce and light sour cream. I love to cook so cooking really has not been a problem. I have been within my calorie range and have gotten out moving each day. I sure do wish I had a built in John, Tonia or Cameron and a treadmill to go with it.
For now and to get through the holidays, my goal is to focus on my food, the 90/10 rule and to get moving 30-45 minutes a day. I feel like although I was able to do it all at the Ridge, I have too much going on with the holidays here. So I have decided to focus primarily on food. Once the holidays are over, I hope to increase my workouts. This definitely could change because I can already feel my body wanting to Tread (did I really just say that...YES, I really liked treading at the Ridge and I do miss it!).
I really am not sure if everyone will continue following us, but coming home and living this at home is just as important. When you return all of the responsibilities you left behind are waiting for you. Children, family, laundry, cooking, shopping, etc. I am so grateful for the experience I had at Fitness Ridge, Malibu. It is an experience that I will carry on my journey forever.