Good morning. Not much to say about Biggest Loser this morning. The episode did not particularly impress me. Though I understand the reasoning and get that it’s a TV show, I was upset and annoyed that Maria had to be terrified into a panic attack, smash her face against concrete and hurt her fingers, just to complete a challenge. There are way too many safe ways to have a physical challenge. In the end, I was glad that she and Michael had substantial enough weight loss to stay another week. Selfishly, I’d like Michael to stay on the show long enough to get a makeover. I am anxious to see how he looks after a haircut. Lance and his wife earned immunity, so she turned to game play and gained a pound this week. In the end, when Patti and her daughter, Stephanie, fell below the yellow line Patti did what any good mom would do and asked the rest to keep her daughter on the show. It made me sad to hear that diabetes had already caused neuropathy in both of Patti’s feet, so I was glad to see her doing ballroom dancing with her husband and down 43 pounds. She is way too young to be in such and old body. When are people going to learn that being overweight is so much more than a vanity issue? Obesity is a MURDERER!
On a different note, I happened to be listening to the TV GUIDE channel while I was coming out of the shower yesterday. This being January, the “show” that was running was called Celebrity Workouts. Hosted by fitness poster-child, Denise Austin, the show took us through many of the biggest celebrities workouts. From Pilates and yoga to boot-camp and mixed martial arts, no two workouts were even similar to one another. The trainers shared their methodology with us and I was particularly in awe of the trainer doing the gym-less workout. No doubt I am a gym girl, but I LOVE the creativity involved in a workout that uses nothing but the good old outdoors. Using benches, logs, rocks , hills and anything else he could find in the environment for strength training and cardio, I wanted to jump into the TV and join him. Of course Denise mentioned that she has produced such a vast series of fitness videos, that anything that interests us can be found in that collection. My take away, from the segment, was exactly what I have always known. IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER WHICH WORKOUT YOU CHOOSE, YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT WITH CONSISTENCY. Just like with food, there is no MIRACLE, just the plan that works for you and keeps you coming back for more. Cardio+strength training+flexibility work=THE PERFECT WORKOUT. PERIOD.
I want to thank those of you who keep coming back for more peaceandfitness. Your support is incredible and really feeds my desire to keep sharing the thoughts that continue to swirl around in my head. Thanks also for the breakfast suggestions which I will post in the next few days. I love the way the Internet connects those of us that are separated by countless miles.
My thoughts are with the people of Haiti this morning. Mother Nature is a force bigger than any other. I always respect and never doubt her power and abilities. 3 million people have been effected by the devastation of the largest earthquake to ever hit that country. I extend my heartfelt sympathy and hope to be able to help in some small way.