The morning started very early. I loaded up my friend Rae's car (THANK YOU Rae for your willingness to take your sweet ride with me all over without a second thought) and headed on my long journey from my family home in Utah to the Malibu, California which is supposed to take 10 hours.
I was cruising along until Vegas.. and this time what happened in Vegas is not staying there I am going to tell you! Once I hit Vegas I hit traffic, horrible stop and go and stall traffic. In fact, it took me 3 hours to get from Vegas to Prim, Nevada (which is usually about a 40 min drive!).
But there were billboards to entertain me and make me chuckle (even though they weren't meant too) as I sat in non moving traffic...I know potty talk, but it was quite a fun chuckle!
After much effort, I made it to the happiest healthy living resort in the country, The Biggest Loser Resort to recommit and continue myself with the journey I started a couple years ago.
I was greeted by staff like a long last friend. I was helped with ALL my luggage (we won't talk about my travel hoarding ways) and I was given my work book, name tag and my private room to retire with for the night.
I didn't get a chance to be at dinner or orientation which is where you get to meet a lot of the other guests here by one thing I know for sure, this week I am blessed enough to be side by side with many great people, here are a few of their bio's:
Sharlene. She is from this area and a movie producer. She went all the way through season 13 casting and was cut at the last minute. She is my neighbor across the grass from me here at the Ridge. She also runs an AMAZING non profit organization which I will share with you at a later time cause I think it is AWESOME!
Cara and Danielle are sister's who also tried out for season 13 of The Biggest Loser and weren't cast. Cara was turning 30 and really wanted to redefine her life in her 30's year and shared that with her husband. When they missed out on the opportunity to be on the show he sprang into action and booked them a 2 week stay. You can read about their journey's here. http://www.phatchances.blogspot.com/
One that haven't got to meet but know she is here and can't wait to meet her is the current season 12 Courtney Rainville's sister Kelly is here the 2 weeks with me as well. For you avid Loser watchers, Courtney won a challenge on the show which allowed her the chance to give a gift of Biggest Loser Resort to a family member for a 2 week stay, she chose her sister, and she is here!
I am now officially excited, unpacked and anticipating the hard, grueling, life changing work tomorrow! Nothing says you love yourself than letting someone kick you into healthy living, and the best person to do that is YOU!
Ready to start this time's week ONE! It is going to be hard work and amazing.. I do have one thing on my side, EXPERIENCE. I have been here one week before and look at me, I came prepared this time!
Now, the best thing I can do for myself tonight is to get a GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP I will be up at 5:30am for a shower with stretch class at 6am!