Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fitness Ridge Week 4

Well, it is the end of my journey here at Fitness Ridge. This week started out ok, but I got more exhausted as the week went on. Probably due to the fact that on Thursday I did the second hardest hike here called Saddle! Last week, this hike was offered to our van and I skipped out and stayed back to exercise. This week, I decided, it was my last chance to push myself! 4 out of the 10 people in our van chose this hike and the 6 others went on another hike. This hike was very steep and there were a lot of rocks to climb! I almost passed out at the top, but I am PROUD to say I made it! That was my greatest accomplishment this week physically.

Emotionally, I was really concerned with the temptations of fast food when I got home. During a Wednesday night discussion group, I brought this up and I got a lot of positive feedback from others. Of course I started crying when people talked about how I have already invested 4 weeks in myself, and that I CAN make the choice to continue this journey at home because I AM WORTH IT!!! I can't say enough about all of the wonderful people I have met here!!

Today was an awesome day! Why? Because 3 weeks ago, I went shopping with another gal here and I saw a dress that I REALLY liked! Now, if you know me, you know I don't wear dresses....but as soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to have it! So, I tried it on in the size I was. I liked it a lot, but knew it would look a lot better if I was a couple of sizes smaller....SO, that was my goal dress. I told my friend that in 3 weeks, I was going to come back here and buy it 2-3 sizes smaller! SOOO, today I went back, and......I got one that was 2 sizes smaller and IT FIT!!! I was ecstatic!! The best part about it is that my butt actually looked pretty good in it! LOL I think all of the weight I have lost has been from my back side! (I will find out tomorrow)

So what is next for me? Well, there is this great guy named Matt Hoover that has been here the last couple of weeks. You may know him as the Season 2 winner of The Biggest Loser. I now know him as a friend! Him and his wife Suzy are hosting a beginners Triathlon near Seattle in a little less then 2 months. This Super Sprint is .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike ride, and 2 mile run/walk. At first I thought that this event would be a year or so away, but I think I am actually going to try it! The only part I am worried about it is the bike ride. I rode a bike for the first time in probably 15 years while I was here at Fitness Ridge, but it was only a couple of blocks away. So, I know what I need to work on the next month or so for sure! The best part of this race, and probably the main reason I will be doing it is because nobody will come in last! Matt and Suzy are going to take that spot, which I think is the most magnificant thing in the world!! I will keep you updated about this next step for me!

Well, I fly home tomorrow, but as happy as I am to be going home to see my friends and family, I am honestly going to miss this program, and the people I have met here. I KNOW I can do this when I get home, BECAUSE I AM WORTH IT, and because I am the only one standing in my way! Thank you for all of the support and encouragement during these last 4 works. I hope I can continue to inspire people through my blog, and to my friends and family!!


John I said...

Wow, you did Saddle? That's awesome, congrats! Good luck at home Kristy, stay strong!

gottaluvme3 said...

Thanks John! I really didn't want to do it, but others talked me into it. How are you doing??

Deb willems said...

Congrats on saddle and your new dress. Best of luck on the tri, be careful-- they are addicting. Before you know it you'll be looking for more and encoraging friends and strangers to tri it with you. I have worked out next to you, I KNOW you can do it! I'm looking forward to reading about it. My next sprint-tri is aug14.