Thursday, August 12, 2010

What have you done today...


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The newest season of "The Biggest Loser" will be starting up again in September and I have to admit that I'm pretty excited. I do like this show, even though I do have some beefs with it. The thing I really like about it is that they help people change their lives through diet and exercise (GREAT, WONDERFUL, TERRIFIC!!) The bad part is that they cut their calories DRASTICALLY and have them exercise like 10 hours a day (not good at all and definitely not realistic.) I start to get really bugged sometimes when some of the contestants start crying after ONLY losing 5 pounds one week!!! FIVE POUND IN ONE WEEK....that is huge people, and really not that healthy either. A healthy, sustainable weight loss is considered to be 1-2 pounds per week, but obviously that wouldn't be too exciting for network TV so they do what they have to in order to bring in the big weight-loss numbers.
Despite my qualms with the show though, I am a regular viewer, and I have to admit that it can be pretty last year when they rode 26.2 miles on a stationary bike. I realized I had never done anything like that so the next day I was pedaling my heart out for 26.2 miles, trying to beat their fastest time. I did it...but boy was my rump sore!!
I really do like the theme song too (hence the title of this post.) These lyrics are pretty inspiring in and of themselves...

PROUD by Heather Small
I look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I'm on my way
Can't stop me now
And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?...

Talking Point: So...what have you done today to make you feel proud? Me? I'm proud I got 9 hours of sleep last night...woohoo!! Off to the gym now for my kickboxing class!


  1. I had my husband help me clean off our office table and clean out our files in the filing cabinet. Lots of dejunking! Now I have a table I can scrapbook on. Away I go!

  2. I finished a photo book of our trip to Alaska. I usually don't do such things until well after the event, when I have forgotten a lot of place names.

    I have a question for you. How much total time per day do you spend working out? I've noticed that you usually do some sort of cardio and then a pretty high intensity toning routine. For those times when you don't have much time (i.e., less than one hour), what should you do to get the most physical bang for your buck? I know that strength training and flexibility are important elements of physical fitness, but I tend to skimp on them and just resort to cardio. What is your take?