This is the dreaded third day, when your body is supposed to be the most sore. And mine is. So I was THRILLED with today’s schedule.
6:30 a.m. Vegan protein shake in chocolate. YUM.
7:00 a.m. Spin with Todd: We had our choice of Interval Training on the lawn or Spinning. Even though we had just spun yesterday, I really wanted a day completely off my feet. 10 of us walked over to the La Costa fitness center and set up for our private Spin class. I actually liked this one better than yesterday’s class.
8:15 a.m. Breakfast & Learn: Today’s breakfast was blueberry pancakes, canadian bacon and fresh fruit and agave syrup. I was so excited! Amanda, one of the life coaches, gave us a lecture on IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient), and how that can affect how we process our emotions. I know that I can be an emotional eater so I enjoyed this session.
9:00 a.m. Life Coaching Session: Everyone else did their Muscle Max class, but I had my private Life Coaching session. I love this kind of “Inside Work” so I found it really indulgent to have 45 minutes dedicated to me.
9:45 a.m. Live Blood Analysis: This was sooooo eye-opening. I would come down to PFC again just for that. Jessica takes a drop of your blood and puts it on a blood slide – like one of my favorite TV shows Dexter! She then screens it on a large screen and you can see your blood. This was so fascinating – and she then prescribed me some supplements. I really liked this because supplementation has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Like, how do I know which ones I really need and am I missing any or taking ones I don’t need? I liked that she had screenshots of some of the things to look for in my blood sample, so it felt really tailored to MY needs.
10:15 a.m. Energy Snack: Greek yogurt, granola and berries.
10:45 a.m. Aqua Blast: First of all, I love this pool. It’s a saltwater pool, and so beautiful. One of the Fitness Trainers, Kandice, took us through an hour long aqua class that I really loved. This is something I think I want to continue doing when I get back to LA.
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Lenita Anthony: Lunch was Gluten Free Pasta with chicken and grilled veggies. This blonde powerhouse has such a great physique which is a testament to her weight-lifting passion. 2-3x a week of a good strength training program can yield really amazing results.
1:00 p.m. Mission Bay Beach Cruising: We took another field trip down to Mission Beach and hopped on some cruisers to get some sunshine by the beach. I loved this.
5:00 p.m. Dinner: Spinach Salad with Salmon. The salmon was soooo good. I’m still getting used to 3oz protein servings but the dressing was amazing.
Post dinner I tried to schedule a massage (PFC Campers get a special discount) but tonight was booked. I have one scheduled for Friday that I’m really looking forward to. Now, Mary Anne, Leo and I are just hanging out in the room talking about travel.
My favorite workout so far has been Boot Camp. I just love this style of training, and it’s something I feel like I can easily continue in WeHo especially because I already do this at a studio really close to my house. I also want to try and get outdoors more like we have here at PFC, and get in a hike, beach bike ride or pool workout a few times a week.
My favorite thing I’ve learned from the trainers is the need to stay in my target heart rate zone which is so easy because we have the Polar heart monitors that they set up for us.
As for food, this is a sustainable approach to eating. That’s one of the reasons that Mary Anne chose it. I have already set myself up to continue with a Food Delivery plan to “keep the think” out of it for now. I really have changed my palette and learned some healthy ways to jazz up food (think lemons, Bragg’s Amino Acids, Red Pepper Flakes and Apple Cider Vinegar). I want to “lock this in” so I think the Food Delivery is a good option for me right now.
My favorite meal so far has been the Thai Lettuce Wraps that Chef Jackie demonstrated for us yesterday.
Fit Tip of the Day: Strength Training raises your metabolism more than anything else because muscle is an active tissue and burns calories even at rest!