Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 9

Why do I do this to my feet?  What have they done wrong?

Today I decided to do the stop sign hike again, but in a different way.  I started out and got to the mini-stop sign which is about 3 miles.  Then I decided to do like some do and I turned back around, walked the 3 miles back down, and then walked the 4 miles back to the resort instead of taking the van.  So, that was about 10 miles.  However, the way my feet were banging in my shoe on the way back down the hill tore them up!  Before I even got to the 4 mile return I could tell I was in trouble.  I stumbled all the way back though and my feet have not been happy with me all day.  If I ever do that again I need to plan ahead and tape up.

Another thing that I've noticed is bothering me, but not too bad, is the inside of my nose is raw from breathing heavily through my nose while we're out on these dry hikes.  Fortunately tomorrow is Target trip night and I'll try to find something for that.

I was having an emotional-ish kind of morning and I don't really know why.  Some is home sick, some is not being part of the bigger groups, and some was a certain person here looking like a certain person from my past that I don't want to see here.  I had a little chat with "Dr. Dude" (shout out!!) and realized it doesn't matter how many friends I make here, it matters that I get done what needs to get done, and take care of myself.  So I had a MUCH better afternoon.  Thanks dude ; )

Walking back from the hike counted as my 11:15 class, so then it was lunch, and then the afternoon of hell.  The hike is nothing compared to the classes.  The cardio interval class was awesome.  I used to barely do a level 5 on the recumbent bike and now I do a 15.  A 15!!!  And then the body toning class was killer, as usual.

After dinner we had a relaxation techniques class, which taught us exactly that.  Then I went to my room to crash and watch The Biggest Loser.

7:00 am - Breakfast
8:00 am - Hike
11:15 am - Walk back
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm - Open gym
2:30 pm - Pool
3:30 pm - Cardio intervals
4:30 pm - Total toning
5:30 pm - Dinner
6:15 pm - Relaxation techniques

Breakfast - Banana muffin
Lunch - Roasted pepper soup and Tuna Nicoise Salad
Dinner - Veggie Lasagna with turkey (yuck)
Dessert - Chocolate dipped strawberries

Calories Consumed - 1113
Calories Burned - 4355
Calorie Deficit - 3242
Steps Walked - 25,757


  1. Owie owie on your feet!!! I can relate. And I'm reminding myself that this weekend is officially the year's LAST pedicure!

  2. Sorry about your feet. That's something I'm a bit worried about too when I get there. I am glad you were able to turn your day around too. You are there for you! Way to go!!!! :)

  3. I'm so proud of you for plugging away when you really would like to quit! You are a great inspiration.

  4. Lil Bro & Lil SilJanuary 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Laura and I just read your day. Tough stuff. I had lunch with Blanche and Lyle at Mongo yesterday, they used some big ass printed off coupons. Thought you'd enjoy that, as I was quite emabarrassed. But hey, they paid for mine, so I keep my mouth shut. I at a bunch of Tofu for you, Tofu girl.
    Keep On Truckin Girl.