Today my brother is actually having back surgery. For real this time…hopefully. He had a procedure on Friday at the hospital to prepare for today’s surgery, so he should be all set to go. I feel so bad for him because this whole thing has been nothing but a painful ordeal for weeks. Hopefully after today, he’ll be on the road to recovery.
This afternoon, I am heading to the hospital to see him and bring my niece home with me. Fingers crossed that all goes well!
So, did anyone watch the Biggest Loser last night?
I have mixed feelings about it because I felt like it really got off to an unfair start with one of the contestants choosing to go home. I also have mixed feelings about Jillian. She is crazy harsh. I don’t know if I would be able to handle someone yelling at me like that. I like Bob’s approach better – hard but still encouraging.
Then, I figured that Jillian can’t always be like that. The show is probably editing to show her at her worse to make for better television. Of course they’re only going to show clips for her at her worse because that’s how she’s portrayed. But in my opinion, she is a bit too drill sergeant pittbull-like for me. I like Dolvett and Bob better.
I also really like that they have kids on this season’s show. I believe that it’s important to show kids how to eat healthy and be active because often they don’t know or have somebody to show them. I wrote a paper on childhood obesity when I first started college, so I know what a problem it is in the U.S. today.
Kids are so less active than when I was young. We used play outside all day until the street lights came on. Now there’s the television, iPods, iPads, the Wii, Playstation, XBox…the list goes on and on. And that’s just how today’s children live. I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with video games. I just think there needs to be a healthy balance between video games and being active.
It made me so sad to listen to how those kids are often treated by their peers. Kids can be so mean. And I hope The Biggest Loser not only helps them lose weight, but encourages other kids at home to do the same. Being active and healthy can be fun, and that’s what I hope they’re showing these kids.
I just wish the show focused more on nutrition rather than workouts. We know the Biggest Losers workout 6-8 hours a day. I’m more interested in how they go from eating unlimited calories a day to sticking to healthy and nutritious foods. I would like to see more of their diet.
I did just find out that the Biggest Loser contestants are wearing the BodyMedia fit armbands this season. Just like me!
I really like my BodyMedia armband and plan on doing a more in depth review of it soon.
The DietBet challenge starts in a few days, and I know that a few of you have signed up, and I’m so excited. If you’ve signed up, I would love to hear about your progress, your challenges and struggles, and your strengths.
Leave comments on the blog. Leave me posts on facebook. Send me Tweets. Follow me on Instagram (@RunEatPlay) and post pics of your workouts and meals. We can do it together! There’s still time to sign up if you’re thinking about joining.
- 1.5 miles, treadmill
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
I really pushed myself in BodyPump today by upping my weights. It was hard, but I felt like I accomplished something. Sometimes, I feel like I get stuck in the same workout routine and get bored. I love BodyPump, so lifting slightly heavier weights really helped challenge me.
Immediately after BodyPump, I had a peach Greek yogurt for some protein and to help rebuild my muscles.
I also wanted to say that I am very proud of Danny for getting up at 5am to go to the gym today. I know it’s something that he’s not used to, so I’m glad that he’s making the effort. Bring on the Fantasy Fitness challenge!
Have a great Monday!
Questions of the day:
- Did you watch the Biggest Loser? Thoughts?
- Do you ever get bored with your workouts?
- Any plans or workouts for today?