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!