Yesterday I had a chance to watch Monday night’s episode of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. I will continue to watch, but it leaves me asking too many questions. Basically, I walk away remembering only the weigh ins. With little to no talk about what these people eat every day, and even little about their daily workouts, it makes me wonder what really is allowing someone like Larhonda to lose 100 pounds in 90 days during the first 3 months, but then, only 20 something pounds the last 3 months and that INCLUDES weight lost from the skin removal surgery. I can’t help but wonder, would these people need the skin reduction surgery (at least to the extent they do) if they lost the weight more slowly (like 2-3 pounds a week). I honestly don’t know. What do you think? All and all, Larhonda had incredible DESIRE and she did do an incredible job of transforming. Just wish we had more insight into what really goes on each day.
With summer in full “swing,” why not get outside and turn your WORKouts into PLAYouts. From parks to school yards to beaches, their are so many ways to get in an awesome workout while playing. Why not hit the park/playground and do some climbing and pulling on monkey bars and slides. You can put your feet on a swing, your hands on the ground and do some push-ups, find some bleachers and do some running up and down, or find a track and do some sprinting. You can hit the beach swimming and running or walking or get a game of volleyball going. Traditional outdoor games like baseball, football, hoops or tennis will surely burn lots of calories, while building cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance as well as increasing range of motion. What more can anyone ask for?
Let’s all start looking at workouts as play-outs. It might just change your entire perspective! I am thinking about how much Blaze lives for his daily walk. No one ever suggested it wasn’t anything other than fun. Change your brain to change your body. Start today.
That’s it for me. I am off to play-out. Thanks for stopping in.