First, let me say that I have watched EVERY SEASON of this show from Season 2 to 15. For 14 straight seasons, I have followed this show from beginning to end. I have visited the official website, looked up former contestants online, checked out the Biggest Loser books from the library, and even competed in my local gym's Biggest Loser competitions. It's safe to say that I was a huge fan of the show. But, today, I'm here to say that I am done with this show!
Before I get into why I'm quitting this show, I should explain why I did watch it for so long. Looking back, I think there was one reason I kept watching The Biggest Loser: To remind myself that, for someone like me, it really is possible to lose the weight. I needed motivation and hope, and the Biggest Loser was there to tell me that IT IS POSSIBLE! In the end, I found that this was a false hope. In fact, I found that nearly every aspect of this show was the exact OPPOSITE of what finally helped me lose weight and become healthy. Here are 4 reasons I'm done with this show...
Back in May, I released a blog post, My Summer Health and Fitness Goals, where I laid out my plans for increasing my overall fitness over the summer. One of my goals was to work up to a road race, such as a 5K or 10K.
I have never really seen myself as a runner, but I felt like training for a race was a good way to encourage myself to increase my cardiovascular health. I've tried this before, but I have never actually succeeded in training for and running an actual 5k. This summer, I finally did it! Here is my story...
Back at the end of May, I posted My Summer Health and Fitness Goals where I talked about how I was adding in both weight training and jogging/running to my routine in an effort to increase my overall health and also aid in my weight loss goals.
I am almost one month into my summer plan, so now is a good time to update you on how things are going. Here is my update...
It's Sunday, which means it is time to post my weekly weigh-in. Thanks for checking in today and keeping me accountable to my weight loss and health goals!
Last week I gained a bit, but I wasn't too upset because of normal weight fluctuations. I'm also currently implementing a weight training regimen which may account for some stall in my weight loss, but not necessarily in my fat loss. Enough talk, lets look at the numbers!
Summer is here and, as a teacher, I feel like this "time off" is a prime time to try something new with my health and weight loss. Most of you know by now that my MAJOR focus in losing weight has been diet and nutrition. Granted, I have been much more active during this time, but I haven't actually trained for anything or started any significant exercise regimen. I wrote a post here explaining why...(3 Reasons That Exercise is NOT the Key to Weight Loss).
Now that I am in a really good place with my eating and nutrition, I am looking to start a fitness strategy to add on to what I am already doing. So, here are my goals for this summer...
By far, the number one reason that people do not exercise is a lack of time. You probably already know that I do not see exercise as the most effective weight loss tool (See: 3 Reasons That Exercise is NOT the Key to Weight Loss). Even so, I DO recognise the benefits of physical activity and exercise. The trick is to become more active without derailing an already busy schedule.
So, as I was already busy before I started this process, I set out to see how active I could become without adding to my already busy life. Truthfully, it was much easier than I thought. "Read More" below to see how I've done it...
Watch any weight loss reality show and you will see one major theme... You have to kill yourself in the gym to lose a significant amount of weight. Weight loss advice comes at us from so many angles, but one of the most common bits of advice from weight loss "experts" is...Exercise!
I am not here today to tell you that exercise isn't healthy. For the most part, regular exercise is good for you. But I am here to tell you that exercise is NOT a very effective or efficient weight loss tool. That's right, if you want to lose weight, exercise should not be your focus. Here's why....
Hi, I'm Stephen. I'm 34 years old and I have been struggling with my weight for most of my life. This blog will chronicle my journey as I attempt to lose 130 pounds.
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