Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Biggest Loser

LAst night I was watching (1/2 way paying attention) to NBC's The Biggest Loser. A few years back while perusing my local Wal-mart I happened upon a book published from the show. I've had it sitting around the house for some time and last night really sat down and read through much of it.

Twenty-two pages into this publishment I happened upon a questionaire. I'm going to share these answers with you, and challenge those of you out there to take some time out of your busy day and answer them for yourself. Start a journal and write them down, or simply add them to a blog and use your blog to track (this is what I plan on doing).

From Reasons to Resolutions:

Like the cast members of The Biggest Loser, you too may have some deeply personal reasons for losing weight. But how strong is the resolve behind those reasons to actually lose weight and get in shape? To turn those reasons into heartfelt resolutions and achievable goals, answer the following questions.

Why do you want to lose weight?List the most important reasons you can think of -- for example, to look better, have more energy, be able to play sports, be more self-confident, improve specific aspects of your health, and so forth.

  • To look sexier
  • To not feel out of breath walking up stairs
  • To be a better mom and wife
  • To gain a better sense of self
  • To not feel judged
  • To WANT to be in more pictures of my family
Next take each of thse reasons and reflect upon how your life will improve if you address them. For example: How will looking betterbenefit you? With more energy, what will you do that you are not doing now? How will you feel if you do all these things?

Being in better shape and not constantly being out of breathh, I will feel better about my overall health and life. I will feel more competitive in the job market. I'll be able to go into my closet, grab anything, and feel great with the way I look and feel.

Finally, set some weekly, doable goals for yourself to help you move forward in a positive manner. Depending on what you wrote above, as yourself such questions as:

What can I do this week to improve my appearance?

Shower and get dressed every day, go out of the house and take pictures.

What can I do this week to increase my energy?

I can go to bed at a reasonable hour, wake up and get out of bed before 7:00am, eat a healthy breakfast and attack my day.

What sports, exercise, or other physical activities can I do this week to improve my fitness? When and how often will I do it?

Every morning get up on the first call and work out for no less than 40 minutes. Do a combination of cardio and stretching (Wii Fit, treadmill, Yoga, Strip Aerobics...mix it up and do Wii Fit daily as well as some other activity).

What can I do this week to boost my self-confidence?

Smile

What actions will I take this week to improve my health?

I will not eat any more than THREE servings of "junk" food.

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There are several "daily affirmations" listed in the pages that follow. I believe I'll use my copier at home and copy this page, cut out the affirmations, and make them into stickers (I have a Xyron Sticker Maker to make this happen) ad place them in my bathroom and on my fridge, as well as around the computers upstairs in the office (on the monitors). Here they are listed out.

KEEP ON KEEPING ON

YOU CAN DO IT

I'M PREPARED FOR TODAY'S WORKOUT

I HAVE A STRONG, HEALTHY BODY

JUST ONE MORE MILE

FIT FEELS GOOD

I CAN DO THIS

I LOOK GREAT

ONE DAY AT A TIME

I'M BEAUTIFUL

If you want, perhaps you could use a program of your own to make these words decorative and make stickers or note of your own. Leave them all over you home, car, wherever so you can see them and have little encouragements towards your efforts.

5 comments:

Tenakim said...

hope it works for you!

Danielle said...

Great post! I think the main thing you said is " I am beautiful no matter what." To lose weight to be more healthy and a better wife and mother would be my main objective. So proud of you girl for being soo motivated and for being so hungry for being healthy! You are such a strong woman and for being so strong with wanting to improve your lifestyle! I wish nothing but the best for you!!

Susan said...

You go girl! I'm motivated. Seriously. And I LOVE the Biggest Loser. Love it.

lizspin said...

The picture thing is me!!!!

Everytime I go to a wake I think. . . There will be no pictures and they'll all think I died young and skinny!

Annie said...

Left you a little something at my place!

 
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