Last night, I went to The Biggest Loser Orientation at my gym. There was a lot more people there than I expected. There was at least 40 to 50 people there. I thought that I would at least know a few of them from the gym and classes, but I only knew the trainers and one of the women participating.
Everything was very well-organized and informative. We all got an information folder outlining the program. It included the program expectations:
It had a list of each workout and nutrition information days:
It also had a workout and food tracker log:
I prefer to write my food journal in a small notebook, so I’m going to stick to that.
Then came in the weigh-in part. I ended up gaining a few pounds over the past two weeks and wasn’t very happy. Then, I realized that it was completely my own fault. I haven’t been making the healthiest choices that I could be lately. We ate out at a restaurant for dinner for almost a week straight. And I haven’t tracked one food or counted one calorie.
I’m glad that I joined the Biggest Loser Challenge, and I think that it will help get me back on track. Being held accountable really seems to work for me.
My plan to get back on track this week includes:
- drinking lots of water
- writing down what I eat in my food journal and counting calories
- eating lots of veggies, fruits, and whole grains
- eating most of my carbs during the day rather than at night
- avoiding sugar (if a sweet craving hits, eat sugar-free jello)
I also got a Biggest Loser t-shirt that we’re supposed to wear for workouts and stuff. By the time I got there last night, they only had size large and bigger t-shirts left. It’s a bit big, but I just plan on wearing a tank top underneath if it gets in my way during a workout. I’m excited to start this program and go to the first workout!
Breakfast #1 this morning was half a grapefruit. I was smarter than the grapefruit this time and cut it in half the right way.
Why do people only eat half a grapefruit? Once you scoop the fruit out, it’s not all that much. Why can’t I just eat the whole grapefruit?
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
BodyPump was crowded today. It was hard to fit everyone in. My lower back is sore from Butts and Guts class yesterday so I took it easy during the back track. I normally lift 25 pounds during the back workout, but today I stuck with 20 pounds.
Jaden must take after me when it comes to crazy hair. (Actually Jacob had crazy hair day at band today, and Jaden wanted crazy hair too).
After BodyPump, I came home and had what I considered my “real” breakfast. I opened the freezer and was happy to see that I had one Van’s English muffin left. I haven’t had an egg sandwich in forever (a few weeks seems like forever when you’re used to eating an egg sandwich every day).
I topped my English muffin with two egg whites and half a slice of provolone cheese. I also had some blueberries on the side.
My grandmother, Marlene, is an awesome dessert chef and makes the delicious cakes and desserts that you often see on my blog. She even made my 30th birthday cake. She is in the process of opening her business but needs a grant to do so. In order to get a grant, she needs at least 250 votes to be considered.
I would be forever grateful if you could please help support the small businesses and vote for her at Mission Small Business. All you have to do is click on “log in & support” button and then type in “Sweet Temptations” and click on Illinois. Thank you so much for helping out!
Questions of the day:
- Do you like exercising better in group settings or alone?
- What’s your favorite way to eat eggs?
- What’s your favorite kind of cake? Mine is any cake. Any cake at all.