Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 18

So, Access Hollywood was here filming Erik and Seth today. It was pretty fun, and cool to see the behind-the-scenes stuff that they do. I sat next to Doug, Erik's brother while they were filming the food segment. We were RIGHT across from Erik, Seth, and the host Maria Menounos. I was right across from her. They filmed from right behind me, so the only part of me that would show in that segment is my head. Doug is super cool though, I'm glad I got to get to know him a little. I was also around when they were filming the guys spinning, I was on the elliptical, so if anything, it will be of the back of me. When they're running on the treadmills, I'm in the background, and that might show me from the front.

The weather is awful here. For a place that they say never rains, it's been pouring all day. I wonder what we'll do for the hikes tomorrow, since it will be so muddy and rainy.

I did the Chuckawalla hike again today. There is a part called Turtle Rock (I think that's the name) and the pic is of Chelsey and myself on said Turtle. That area we were hiking is all protected for the turtles and if you see one, it's good luck. We weren't able to see one though. By the time we got to the van it was freezing and raining, perfect timing. The weather went completely downhill from there.

The pool classes were cancelled today because of the weather, but if we really wanted to brave it, we could do it. I did. There were about 10 of us. There were just too many people crammed into the gym, with a treading class and circuit class going, so I chose the water. Next we had Ball Works with John, once again, he was crazy. For example he makes us hold a squat and when you're just about to collapse, he yells "lower", and if the whole class doesn't get it right, you all start over. It's brutal, but you feel so awesome after. The last class of the day was treading. That was a great cardio workout, as usual.

I had another "made my day" moment today. One of the hiking guides is going to be working within the resort, so like all new employees, she is being put through the program. She is very in-shape. On the way to our hike today we were talking about how hard the "Step n' Puke" class was yesterday with John, discussing the never ending squats. She said she couldn't go any longer or get any lower and when he screamed "lower" she wasn't going to go down. Then, she said she saw me go down about 5 more inches and thought she had to do it too then. How SWEET is that? Someone THAT in shape did something because I did!?!?!?

7:00 am - Breakfast
8:00 am - Hike
11:15 am - Circuit
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:45 pm - Open gym
2:30 pm - Pool
3:30 pm - Ball works
4:30 pm - Treading
5:30 pm - Dinner

Breakfast - Egg sandwich
Lunch - Greek pita
Dinner - Stuff chicken and Rice
Dessert - Peach cobbler

Calories Consumed - 1086
Calories Burned - 3746
Calorie Deficit - 2660
Steps Walked - 21,238


  1. That is so awesome! You are an inspiration.

  2. I fight with myself not to read your blog at night. That way, I can read it in the morning and you are my inspiration for the day! Keep it up!!!

  3. More gorgeous photos!!! I'd like some of that peach cobbler, please!

  4. you never know when you will inspire someone. Keep up the good work! You're awesome.

  5. What an encouraging moment for you! I have been meaning to ask you if you have had any injuries...besides the HORRIBLE blisters that is. :) How are your knees holding up? LOVE YA!