January 29, 2015 by 1 Comment
BIGGEST LOSER FINALE TONIGHT ON NBC 8-10 Eastern Time!!!
I just don’t think Toma (in the middle) had enough weight to lose at home, to win tonight. He was already under 200 pounds at the last weigh in. His face looks so slender. Who knew how handsome he would be when the season began? Sonya looks like a completely different woman and I think she is a great role model for a Biggest Loser Winner….Rob….he struggled a lot. He seemed way too “wow is me,” all season. He was negative and angry and I wonder if he will keep the weight off once the show is over. All that said, he had the most amount of weight to still lose, which could make him the top contender. Hmmm. I am sad that another BL season is coming to an end. I fell in love with the trainer, Jen. Watching her train alongside the other two trainers last week (while Bob led the session) impressed me, as does the way she rocks her very muscular body. That girl has some set of thighs and is a fantastic image for the slogan “strong is the new skinny.” Her addition to the show has been very positive for me….and Jessie is just so good to look at! Bob Harper has had my heart from the beginning and has stayed with this show through all the years. Dolvett? meh……..
Happy Vegan (Feast) Thursday and above all else, happy, happy birthday to my new daughter, Nicole aka Mrs. Zipp. Looks like this is the year she is going to earn the title of coast to coast 1/2 marathoner. The world is at your fingertips, cutie. Always know how loved you are.
January 27, 2015 by Leave a Comment
Since I started wearing my pedometer (thanks, again, Carole) I have really come to understand why we are a nation of overweight people! Though I may be repeating myself, it takes a lot of moving around to get in the recommended 10,000 steps a day. I honestly don’t know too many people that take more steps a day than me and I definitely get my 10,000 a day (and many over that on most days) in, but that is after hours upon hours of exercise! If you sit behind a desk for most of the day, you HAVE to walk or jog or run or do something along those lines for about 5 miles (approximately) to get in your 10,000. This is why I understand that people who put on a Fit Bit (or any pedometer) are likely to lose weight! Awareness is everything. Once we are aware of what we need to do, we are more likely to do it! This goes for all aspects of life.
Many of you are stuck in because of the snow, today. Obviously, heading to the gym or getting outside to walk is NOT realistic. Many of you also have a treadmill somewhere in your house with clothes hung on it. Today would make a great day to clean it off and get moving! Or put on some music and dance your ass off (literally). Last week on Biggest Loser, Jenna Wolfe of the the Today Show, gave the contestants an amazing workout using NOTHING but their own bodies. I loved this because we ALL can use our own bodies. I am a huge fan of those kind of workouts anyway. Add in a chair or a step and you can go crazy!
We can all find a million excuses to not get a job done. This is our health and our temples we are talking about. Excuses are just that. Daily I get my inspiration from people who work around their limitations. They do not let their conditions, their age or their ANYTHING stop them from getting in their daily fitness. My student Charlotte turned 96 this month. Sometimes her leg hurts. I tell her she can sit if she needs to. She looks at me with darts in her eyes and simply says “I will NOT!” She is just one role model, but my all my students impress me with their determination and tenacity.
If you want some fitness or weight loss motivation, be sure to tune into the Biggest Loser finale this Thursday night on NBC. I can barely stand having to wait to see all the eliminated contestants return to see who will win the at home prize, as well as see who of the 3 finalists wins the money, the confetti and the bragging rights to this year’s Biggest Loser title!
September 12, 2014 by
Biggest Loser’s new season will be sure to provide months of motivation. I was happy with the trainers and happy with the contestants. You can tell that most everyone is going to look incredible when they are done with their journey!
What I will never understand is the amount of pounds some people lose at the first weigh in. I realize it’s probably at least two weeks of training (not one) before the weigh in, but still…the ones who drop like 25 pounds, I just don’t get it?!?! This being the 16th season, I totally understand that it’s a TV show about people losing weight, not people losing weight, being televised, but still….
In any event, I am thrilled for a new season and can’t wait to see the transformations! And the trainers, there not too bad to look at either………