Okay, how about with how much I miss Wendy & Sandi already!!! I cannot believe how great these ladies are in person & waking up knowing I don't have a workout scheduled with the girls is going to suck! Working out alone is never going to be the same.
However, I am looking forward to getting my August workouts from Wendy. She promised some intriguing stuff--2 days heavy, 1 day total body kick ass stuff. We had a few minutes & talked about how I feel about where I am & after this weekend am ready to finish it. I'm more energized & really only have about 8 lbs to go (I didn't gain any weight despite the BAD BAD BAD eating done on Sunday-read on). I'm taking my workouts to the gym instead of using my home equipment. I can't wait!
On Thursday morning I got a text from Sandi at 6:00 AM telling me that she was in Charlotte (her layover) & was awaiting to board for Philadelphia. I live close enough to the airport that I was able to do a 30 minute interval workout on the elliptical before getting ready to go. Had to get in 1 last workout before hitting the long road to Maine.
I picked Sandi up at the airport & we hit the road. Because I was so busy talking I missed our exit to get on the highway. DOH! Probably not a good first impression. LOL
Sandi is exactly as she appears online. Easy going & so much fun to talk to. She has the best laugh. Contagious.
We got to Bangor at around 7:30 (traffic in Connecticut SUCKS! no matter what time of day you go through). We let Wendy know we were there & met her for twin lobsters for dinner--Wendy & I had lobster, Sandi had clams & chowdah.
On Friday morning Wendy gave us our first beating. A functional workout that included crabby prisoners burping up a frog; which is about how we felt at the end of the workout.
You might be asking yourself, what exactly is a crabby prisoner burping up a frog? It is a crab walk done as a prisoner squat for 30 feet, burpees (5 if I remember right), & leap frogs back. Let me tell you--Wendy can jump like a BIG frog! Sandi & I couldn't stop laughing because we just couldn't leap the way she does.
The functional workout was followed by a grueling, yet exilerating back workout. Wendy helped me with my pull-ups. I need a new bar! I was amazed at what a difference a neutral grip made in getting those done. I still didn't do one by myself but holy moly were my lats engaged!
Working in a gym is very different than working out at home. The equipment is much better & I was able to lift much heavier than I do at home. I couldn't believe it.
We met Deb & Barb. Who are so incredibly blessed with good genes it makes one wonder why God chose them & didn't save some for me. They are small framed & very muscular. Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe it. I heart them!
On Saturday we did BodyPump. Wendy tag team coached with Barb & Deb. It was so much fun! Afterward, we did chest. I managed to get up to 55 lbs (or was it 60?) on the incline bb press. I kept up with the big girls!
We went to Barbs for dinner & played Rock Star or Rock Band or Guitar Hero (whatever it's called). Sandi is a natural! And Wendy? Forget it. Freakishly good with the guitar. LOL
On Sunday we did a conditioning workout with Deb & Barb. Killer.
We went to Acadia & hiked around Jordan Pond. It's so beautiful. We ate well-earned popovers (pronounced pop-ovahs) with butter & strawberry jam. OH MY GOD! So yummy. We also went to Bar Harbor (Bah Hahbah) & had ice cream.
Wendy is a very gracious hostess. She made sure we were well worked & well entertained. I am so glad Sandi & I had the opportunity to go up. The rest of you were missed!
I'm tired exhausted so this isn't as great a post as I had hoped. I'm posting a ton of pictures on Facebook.
Came back to say...Sean...Yeah. I found him to be very insecure. A nice guy that I think genuinely cares about Wendy but has serious hangups with women. I wanted to pulverize him a couple of times--when he was clinging to Wendy or shoving her into the corner of a booth at lunch time. He behaves like a 9 year old boy. I might like him if he would grow up a little.