Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Pic is of Ephraim Salaam and his wife, Renace with me. Here I am a big major Bucs fan and taking a pic with a Texans player. LOL :) But, they are both so sweet and kind. Nice people! He's hysterical in classes with music he likes. You should have heard him sing the theme song to "Married with Children" ... Love and Marriage! Too funny! Ephraim also told me that blisters in a pool or hot tub have caused some serious infections within the football team! The doc told me yesterday that that combination could have caused mersa! So, when coming here ... BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR BLISTERS (they're open sores and take in germs that can be lurking in the water).
Well, I didn't get to go on a hike today. My little toe is still purple and swollen. The antibiotics haven't helped it go down any or change in any way. My knee is dying and I just stayed in the gym and rode the recumbant bike for 1.5 hours followed by 45 minutes of working on the weight machines.
I did get to go ride on one of the StreetStrider bikes (eliptical bike) though this afternoon to see if it's a possibility for me to ride one of those during the hike time tomorrow. It did hurt my knee a little bit though. Mine will be delivered this Friday (I bought a raspberry one). So, I will have it when I get home! Yeah! I can't wait! I'm still wanting to go hiking up to Stop Sign though tomorrow.
I was asked by a follower of my blog as to what my favorite and least favorite hikes were. Let me tell you there are so many favorites! Utah is a beautiful place and it's hard to name just one, but my top 3 fav's are: Hidden Pinyon into Piano Rock ... Fern Gulley ... and Slots! My least favorite is West Canyon Road and Stop Sign. HOWEVER ... I know that my biggest calorie burn is when I do Stop Sign and that's why I wanted to do it everyday this week for my "last chance workout". On Monday, I burned 1500 calories doing Stop Sign all the way up to the top then walking back to Fitness Ridge which was 11.7 miles!!! So, for the calorie burn ... it's Stop Sign, but it's not scenic nor adventurous. I think while here in Utah, everyone should see "God's country" as it's spectacular here!
6:00 am Hardcore Abs or Open Gym (optional ... I did Hardcore)
7:00 am BREAKFAST (Muesli with Fruit and Almond Milk)
8:00 am Leave for Hikes (I stayed in the gym)
11:15 am Yoga Stretch (I stayed in the gym on the bike)
12:30 pm LUNCH (Squash Soup and Italian Tomato Sandwich with Salad)
1:00 pm Calorie Challenge
1:30 pm Lecture for departing guests
2:30 pm Cardio Intervals
3:30 pm Total Toning
4:30 pm Pool (But I did a 2nd Cardio Intervals)
5:30 pm DINNER (Ostrich Stew and 2 Chocolate Covered Strawberries)
Only 4 days of workout left! I need to kick some serious a**! I leave on Sunday! The people that work here at Fitness Ridge are so understanding, loving, and kind. 99% of the Guests are the same ... only a couple that should have stayed home. LOL :) Negativity doesn't work here, so leave it at home! Come here with a clear head and a clear understanding that you are here to work out 7-8 hours a day and not to lay around and be at Club Med. When you get on those weight machines, don't pull just 2.5 - 5 lbs of weights ... otherwise, what good is it doing you? Work hard and you'll get good results! Enough said... :)