Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Week One

It's been a super hectic, super crazy week thus far. For those of you that don't know, in addition to my 9-5 job, I also work part time at a bar and I have a cleaning business on the side....all of that in addition to being a part of the BMC kept me very busy this weekend.

So here we are - the 2nd day of the challenge and I am missing the workout due to a prior committment. But I did work out on Monday as instructed by Judith (Man....I LOVE the 300's...aye aye aye) and we had a group work out last night so that's good. Tonight I am going to a concert (3Doors Down baby!!) at Red Rocks so I'll get a workout in that way. And tomorrow it is ON LIKE LIKE DONKEY KONG!!

Since this blog is to keep my friends and family in the loop....I'm going to just do a quick update for them.

At this date, I am now over 5 weeks clean and sober...LOL....seriously though, I haven't had a drop of alcohol since Saturday July 26th. And I am also proud to say that my last cigarette was smoked at about 8:30 or 9:00 pm on Monday, August 25th. So good.

We have been offered the opportunity to visit a chiropractor, free of charge, four times throughout the challenge. My consultation visit is tomorrow and if necessary, I can make three appointments for follow up visits if adjustments are needed. It's truly amazing what this challenge provides to us contestants for such a minimal cost.

The way the challenge works is as follows:

Monday - *Option to train with Judith. If we opt out, we can either work out on our own or with our team.
Tuesday & Thursday - 1.5 hour to 2 hour workout with Judith.
Wednesday - Team work out
Friday - Seminars (nutrition, proper foot wear, etc.)
Sunday - Team Challenge

*The Monday option is a cost option - we have to pay in order to participate. In light of how much time and effort Judith is spending with us for just this challenge, I am opting to pay and train with her every Monday for the duration of the challenge.

We are required to work out a minimum of 8 hours a week - not including the weekend challenge. It's intense and challenging and I am so looking forward to it!!

Our first challenge is a hike on Sunday September 7th in Roxborough State Park. We'll be meeting at 7:00 am to begin.......I'll let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, I want to give a shout out to my team - TEAM CRUSH. You rocked last night!
Jen - You rocked as usual...but next time, I expect you to jog it back! You know!!! LOL
Toni - Where did all that energy come from? Something tells me you had your "focused face" on last night!
Carisa - You inspire me.
Cindy - Knee surgery? What knee surgery? You were great last night!! I'm so proud.
Rikki - Great, great, great job!! You go girl!
Dana Dane - Keep that heart rate accelerated!!! You were awesome.

I can't wait til Sunday when we get to show off our team shirts (Thanks Rikki & Cindy!). I think we are a strong, determined team and I am so proud to be with you on this journey.

Love, Peace and Fitness!!


Lori said...

Way to go baby! I am very proud of you in so many ways...the drinking and the smoking alone are a great accomplishment but to be doing it all at the same time... awesome! I am behind ya one hundred percent! I am on my own weight loss quest and it can be definitely challenging.... Keep up the great attitude and if you need a cheerleader... i am your girl!

Rikki said...

Gratz girl. You inspire me so much. Your able to do so many thing that it take so much strength to do, and i don't mean excersize wise, although your great at that too. I'm so proud to have you on my team. I can't wait to win the weekend challenges our awesome team... lol. See ya tonight.