biggest loser fitness ridge day 1

helllooooo world! i’m writing to you today from the BEAUTIFUL malibu, california! it is 6:15 am here and i’m just getting up and getting ready for the day. i’m so glad i finally found a couple minutes to recap the past 2 days!

sunday, december 4:
sunday started out VERY early… 3 am to be more specific. i woke up and had to get some last minute things done before heading to the airport. i flew all day. maine to california is a loooong journey! i made it to LAX around 1 and then met up with arthur & courtney. the amazing meg picked us up at the airport and we headed to the resort! the rest of the day is kind of a blur because i was SO exhausted… we had dinner & a welcome meeting. dinner was tamales!

side note: ALL of the food is here INCREDIBLE. i’m shocked at how tasty everything is! that dinner on sunday was only 186 calories for the entire thing! the other amazing part is that all of our food is served to us! we don’t have to move. if we want something, they get it for us! the service is just amazing!

monday, december 5:
i woke up feeling a little bit nervous… but not TOO bad. here’s what my monday schedule looked like:

6 am: stretch class
7 am: breakfast (we had egg & sausage sandwiches,Β 266 cals)
8 am: 2.5 hour hike
11:15 am: H20 circuit (SUCH an good pool workout!)
12:30 pm: lunch (tomato soup & turkey sandwich, 360 cals)
1 pm: budget lecture
2:30 pm: core class
3:30 pm: cardio intervals
4:30 pm: H20 intervals
5:30 pm: dinner (chicken & rice bowl, 429 cals)
6:15 nutrition lecture

the most amazing part of this experience so far has been working out alongside some of my fitness heroes: courney crozier, arthur wornum, tara costa, sione fa, sarah nitta (all past biggest loser contestants) — being in the gym with them makes me fight HARDER and allows me to not give up. i’m not gonna lie, during the 3:30 intervals class i almost reached my breaking point. i’d never experienced pain like that… i’d never been pushed to that point but i’m glad i was. the support from everyone is what kept me going when i wanted to quit.

i want to make everyone proud. i want to make MYSELF proud.

i’ve said so many times before that i want to change my life. but i was never ready. it doesn’t mean anything until you actually change your MIND. but now? NOW i am ready. i am ready to change my life. i am ready to do things i never thought possible. i am ready to work hard. i am ready to DO THIS!

i’m no longer looking at the big picture. yes, i need to lose 80 pounds. but that’s not what i’m going to focus on every day! each and every day is a clean plate to start fresh. little decisions add up to big changes.

i’m leaving to go to breakfast now and then going on my morning hike. i can’t wait to see where today takes me! i’ll keep you posted! and lastly, thank YOU. yes, YOU for all of the love and support you’ve given me during this journey! i could never thank you enough! xox


6 thoughts on “biggest loser fitness ridge day 1

  1. Brittany says:

    So proud of you! Keep up the good work and don’t forget, you’ll always be my dundine. πŸ˜‰

  2. steve says:

    Good Job Amanda! I knew you would like it there…what a great group of exciting trainers….Sione, Tara…can’t get any better. Two of the greatest contestants EVER! I know you are busy, keep plugging away….GOD bless you! πŸ˜‰

  3. Rita T says:

    You are so inspiring, Amanda! You’ll do great :]

  4. Heather says:

    This brought tears to my eyes. I’m so proud of what you’re doing! You make me want to be a better person! Keep fighting girl! I know you can do this! Love you!

  5. Aunt Marge says:

    Amand… you are adorable.. no matter what size.. but I’m sure you will make yourself proud that you are taking care of your health first and then you body that is God given…

    Remember we all love you ahd are cheering for you..

    I had lunch with your mom and G/mother yester day.. a great and loving family you have …
    I love you and rooting for you
    hugs and kisses
    aunt Marge

  6. Amanda- Im so excited for you, what a fantastic journey you will have! Your message is so positive. Im glad you have these amazing BL contestants by your side, but know that you are inspirational yourself! We all have things we want to achieve to make ourselves proud. Sometimes we just need a little nudge πŸ™‚ I think your blog sends that positive message to all of us. Thanks for sharing your stories and keep up the good work!

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