Wednesday

Wednesday’s Menu:

Breakfast – Sausage Egg Sandwich; Mixed Fruit 266 calories (The sandwich was scrambled eggs and sausage, which they make with ground turkey, on a sandwich thin.)

Lunch – French Onion Soup; Greek Pita; Mixed Salad – 279 calories

Dinner – Salmon Filet; Israeli Couscous; Asparagus – 654 calories

Dessert – grilled pineapple with raspberry sauce

Total calories – 1199

Along with the food on this menu, we are supposed to add one fruit per day.  We also are allowed a snack after the hike – this is a choice of either a hard boiled egg, 12 almonds, or a piece of fruit.  I usually have an apple after the hike because the kitchen people will cut it up for you and put cinnamon on it.  Try it sometime!  It really makes the apple taste more special.

My schedule:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – leave for hike

11:15 – Class 1 – choice of Pool Class or Stretching

12:25 – Lunch

1:15 – Lecture: Emotional Eating

2:30 – Pool Class

3:30 – Kickboxing

4:30 – Mountain Class

5:45 – Dinner

6:15 – Lecture: Intuitive Eating

Mountain class is a cardio class where you choose a cardio machine (treadmill, elliptical, arc trainer, bike etc.) You start at a low level and every 3 minutes you increase either your speed or your resistance.  You do this 12 times. The key is to figure out at the beginning what level you should start at because by the 12th increase you have to be able to sustain that level for 3 minutes.  This was hard but the trainer was the famous Sione Fa (Google him! Check out his before and after pictures!), who was a contestant on Season 7 of Biggest Loser.  He usually works at the Utah Biggest Loser Resort but is here in Malibu for one week.  He is a great trainer and really pushes you to keep going and do more than you think you can do.

I have to admit that I was feeling pretty beat up on Wednesday.  Every part of my body hurt!  It is easy to get discouraged during the long days – especially if you look at how much you still have to get through.  I have found that by the last class each day I am pretty much at the end of my endurance. I feel like there is no way I am going to get through it.  Then I get to dinner, I talk and laugh with friends, I have a little down time and go to sleep.  When I wake up in the morning I’m feeling better and can face another day.  The motto here is “The days are slow but the weeks are fast.” And that is really true!

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1 Response to “Wednesday”


  1. 1 Micah June 9, 2012 at 5:15 am

    An apple cut into slices with cinnamon is one of my daughter’s favorite breakfasts. (Trying to get her into healthy habits early!)


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