Let me first add BJ to the list of “Biggest Losers.” With her down 26.5 pounds, Jeff 40 and Carolanne about 10 our very own group is well on their way to their goals, or in Carol’s case, probably already there! Something to consider, which I discuss with Carol after her weigh ins with her trainer, is that not only are you losing pounds on the scale, but you are gaining muscle mass, which means that the scale is only telling you part of your success story. In Carol’s case, so close to her goal but unhappy with the 10 extra pounds AND the way they were sitting on her, she changed up her already clean eating and her already kick-ass workouts, to fine-tune her results, and those results are awesome. My point is that what you see on the scale is just a part of your transformation. Tape measures and body fat assessments will highlight your accomplishments even more, but as we all know, the greatest feeling of all is when we are dropping clothes sizes, or fitting into things we thought we might never wear again. As you travel along your journey, please make sure to enjoy (and reward) each achieved goal!
Week 3 of NBC’s Biggest Loser airs tonight and it’s NFL week. It is quiet obvious to me that NBC is trying to attract more males to their audience. First they added beautiful Anna Kournikova to the trainer mix and tonight its NFL night with Tim Tebow, Drew Brees and several other players. Should be an interesting episode. Hope Anna can keep her team in tact tonight.
If extreme weight loss is not for you, remember that there are many paths to chose. Baby steps will work if you just keep taking them. If slow and steady is something you are more apt to stick to, try these 2 simple steps. Since it is all about calories in and calories out, try cutting 100 calories per meal and adding about 500 steps, daily. Doing this will not only amount to the loss of about 1 pound every 10 days, but also keep you more focused on your goal without much sacrifice or effort. In fact, most people who try this end up cutting more than the 100 calories at each meal, and also end up exercising a little more, resulting in a greater weight loss.
Whether you are more the type to take the slow scenic route or the kind of person that likes fast, furious and more extreme, there is a road for you to achieve your weight loss goals. Pick a road and keep traveling. At the end of the road there is a brass ring and it has YOUR name on it.
Thank you for the accolades and encouragement….I am experiencing the wardrobe success, wearing clothes I haven’t gotten into in years ( yes I was optimistic and kept them). Because I am working out with a trainer 2 times a week and going to the gym 2 other days I am experiencing the building of muscle and losing inches…”non scale victories”
I look forward to grabbing hold of the brass ring!
I was away on a cruise all this week and am just catching up with everything I missed while I was away. Two of the first crew members I met on the ship were the trainers up in the gym. Nathan (from England) was very interested in the workout I was doing (written for me by my trainer Sam, whom I see 2x a week). I was able to get to the gym 4x on board, went snorkeling 2 days and did quite a bit of walking while sightseeing. It was a great week and I was quite happy that I stayed (mostly) on track during the vacation.
Welcome home, Carol. Missed you but knew you were not only having fun traveling, but also having fun in the gym! You are looking so great, it has to be extra incentive to stay on track! Hope Mom had fun, too! See you soon at the gym!!