|View from our room on the 13th floor|
Sunday morning I woke up and headed down to the fitness center in the lower level. It took me some minutes to figure out how to program the resistance bike so I could get a workout in before breakfast. My heart rate averaged in the low 130s and maxed in the low 140s.
Fitness Center at the Hilton
There really weren't many good food options on the continental breakfast. I ate bacon, biscuit and gravy, yogurt, pineapple, and some oatmeal (which was disgusting). We walked the Circle again after breakfast before packing up and checking out. We stopped in this little shop called TeaPots n Treasures that sells a huge variety of loose leaf teas...so many kinds I've never heard of! I may be headed there to do some Christmas shopping this year.
There were a lot of cool things people had brought in to sell in the marketplace. I wish I would've taken pictures! Many things we liked but couldn't afford. Many other things we liked but had no way to transport them home. Then there were these people on stilts. Can you imagine walking around for three days in this getup with the heat we've had?
Now you know at these kinds of events there are never any good food choices. Sunday I ate a gyro from Greiner's Subshop. Monday I ate a Das Fritz sandwich from Der Pretzel Wagen. Benny had the same sandwich Sunday and now wants to find Avocado Ranch to use at home. All weekend I drank only water.
There was a large variety of music throughout the weekend. Some we stopped to listen to the show and others we headed to the other side of the park so we wouldn't have to hear it. The only one we sat through the entire performance was Jennie DeVoe. Benny had this little (dragonfly?) pay a visit while we were listening.
How did I do after a weekend of unhealthy food choices? Benny thought I gained 5 lbs but I knew that there was no way I had that much of a gain. There was NO GAIN! I maintained my weight through it all because of the water and walking.
Remember that belt I bought after my weigh in the first week of Slim in 6?
I know I'm doing something right seeing how much I've had to adjust that belt! Hopefully Benny will be able to take my measurements in time for the next post so we'll know the actual numbers.
Burn It Up! is a lot harder and more confusing than Start It Up! or Ramp It Up! with all the new moves. I felt that I spent more time scratching my head trying to figure out how to do what they were doing than actually working out. Have you ever used a punching bag to know how low you need to go to punch the bottom? Rather than punching a punching bag I think it looks more like an attempt at doing The Twist at a faster speed.
The Water & Walking Challenge went well. The team's decided to continually offer this 2 week challenge to jump start or reboot weight loss. The next one starts tomorrow. If you're interested in joining this challenge now or in the near future, please leave a note on the Facebook page. I'll send you a friend request so that I can add you to the group.