(My friend Heather from the resort would text us daily motivation she was getting from her trainer back home.. THANK YOU HEATHER, you have no idea how much this helped!)
The last time I was at The Biggest Loser Resort, Saturday was an "optional day". Lots of site seeing, shopping and sleeping went on. The new schedule at Biggest Loser Resort sticks more to the purpose you are there..TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, not to be on a vacation, and it is NO JOKE.
I am not going to lie. I was planning to spend my Saturday at Disneyland. I have ALWAYS dreamed to be at Disney at Christmas time. To feel the magic even more through Christmas decor and festivities. I was disappointed at first when I found out that Saturday was a PACKED schedule and my dreams were going to be put on hold for yet another year.
Those feelings were before I experienced what a HARD workout Saturday there would feel like. A bonus day to get one last chance to get your body shedding the much needed weight! It was some hard work, but I am glad I participated!
(This is an example of some of the things available in the gift shop at The Biggest Loser Resort. Lots of products with this saying..love the message and reminder. I should've bought it!)I opted to rest from Hiking and after a morning Yoga style class chose to do the 2 hr workout back at the resort. We had asked if a pool class could be offered for that time and they agreed, little did we know that is when the pool guys were there. I was already in my swimsuit and so me and my friend chose to do our workout in the hot tub... you may think, that is not a workout.. You better believe it was!! were running around that hot tub, doing weights, using noodles and sweating to death just like a Birkham hot Yoga class...no joke. We did it for an hour and then we moved to the pool. Did I mention that it felt like it was 50 below outside. It was soooo windy and cold but I just couldn't bear another gym class today, I needed to be outside and was willing to ANYTHING to stay there. Right after we started our aerobic routine we had a bizarre interruption..an emergency helicopter landing!
As we were in the pool, a firefighting helicopter was hovering lower and lower to the resort and for a minute I thought they were having a malfunction and were going to land and take out the entire Biggest Loser Resort. I didn't know whether we should run for our lives or just stay put. They ended up landing in the field a few feets from the back of the gym. Apparently there was a bike accident in the canyon by us and the ambulance brought the victim to that field. We all left the pool and the gym and rushed to see what was going on...brrr it was cold! It was so amazing to see what an organized mission this was. The helicopter had barely touched down when it was off again with the injured person and we were back to our workouts!
After 2 hours in the water and the people on the hike returned, left the pool to get dry before our "last chance" workout! Do you even know how hard it is to get a sports bra on when you are wet...let me just say contorting your body in that many ways to get your bra on is AMUSING!
They don't mess around with this last chance workout! We were doing suicides, ladder runs, medicine ball routines, Running up a hill with weights in toe, Resistance ropes and the double heavy rope exercise (wish I knew what that was called) and last but not least yoga ball sit ups. We did this in circuit like rotations. I am not gonna lie 90 minutes of this and I wanted to lay down on the floor and kick my feet in a tantrum...if only I had energy to do that! ha ha In fact I had drank my entire water bottle before we were even half way through.