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One Week @ the Biggest Loser Resort

What a vacation. I just came back from one week stay at the Biggest Loser Resort. I can say I survived the last chance workout.

When I originally propose the plan to go to the Biggest Loser Resort (BLR), I want to support my wife goals of getting healthy. I also thought I could maybe learn a little thing about health. To my excitement, every day, we HIKE for an average of two hours in the Malibu mountains. This equate to about 5-6 miles for 6 days with steep hills and rocks. They access me to be in the intermediate level. Then, we would have three more exercise classes in the afternoon (Cardio, Pool, Core). They give names to these classes. Examples are Mountains, Cardio Blast, Treading, Pool, Yoga, Disco Cardio, Circuit, etc. Then at 6:00 am daily, there is a stretch class to warm you up. After about 36 hours of workout in one week, I successfully lost 2.4% or 5.8 lbs. at the Biggest Loser Resort.

What I got was much more. I learn that I was afraid of my own success in some ways. In the beginning, I just goof around and be normal like any other participant. Then, on Monday after the first hike, a trainer suggested that I split up with my wife and go on my own journey. I took on her advice and away I went. I got to push my own limits and I was successful. The numbers definitely shows. I ran a top speed on the treadmill of 11 for 1 minutes. All this time, I wanted quit and stop. It was very loud in my head. I made it and I took some pretty deep breaths. WOW.

I also got that I was eating like any other American. POORLY. Too much of everything. At the BLR, they feed us three balance meals a day and gave us a to go snack. The average daily calories was between 1200 and 1400 for all the food. No caffeine or sugar anywhere to add. I thought it is only one week, let give it a try. To my surprise, by the end of the week, I got NEW taste buds. Now plain vegetables and fruit tastes awesome. On the way back from Malibu to Tracy, I stop at one Vietnamese restaurant and another on the way and the food was actually salty and strong. I did not need the sauce they give with the salad or the spring rolls. I also did not order my usually favorites. This surprise me at first, after the meal, I felt great. It has been a long time since I actually tasted the food instead of all the salty sauce that I must have in the past.

I now have an understand of food and how to do pair eating to keep my energy level steady throughout the day. It is such a gift to be able to listen and know what my body needs and how to keep it in a good shape. I also know, that I am making a big change in my life and I am NOT on a diet of any kind.

I am grateful for all the trainings, cooks, and the support staff at BLR. They are truly there to help me and all the participants on their own journey. Most trainings have 10 to 20 years of experience and they sure bring the energy to every class to boost your performance and success. I owe them my health.

Now, I am connected with my wife with a healthy conscious eating. We understand portion size and calories is NOT just calories. My three kids will all benefits and I now, I am planning a new life with many outdoors activities and a healthy life style. Next time you’re thinking about a vacations, Give BLR a try. Your Body will thank you.