In today's show, I'm glad to be down to 208.2, but I had recorded this on my usual (Saturday) I was at 210 (Slightly up). The key point is that your success will have hurdles. I've had great success this year dropping each week, but I knew eventually I would go up. This is not a huge deal. We just evaluate where we are, what we did good, what we could improve on, and come up with a new strategy.
Joe on the Biggest Loser Provides New Insights Into Pain
I was watching the Biggest Loser and contestant Joe had to swim 500 years to shore. At the end of it as he was coming out of the ocean, he said “Pain is just weakness leaving your body.” I thought about that one and its so true. I killed myself at the gym to the point where I could barely lift my arms to shampoo my hair. When I feel pain, I now say “It's just weakness leaving my body.” When I hear my stomach grow it is just “the sound of my stomach shrinking.” With this new attitude, I actually smile when I feel muscle soreness (don't go crazy on this, and consult your doctor).
Zagged When You Should've Zigged
Last week I got 3 hours of sleep on Sunday. It killed my fitness efforts. The bad part is my schedule is going to have me doing that on a regular basis. With this in mind I need to get some healthy items in my car on Sunday. I need to take a nap on Saturday in preparation. Sleep is HUGE, and there isn't much I an do in this instance.
The other hurdle I am finding, as I am trying to add more strength training to my routine, I am very self-conscious about lifting weights at a gym (free, or machines). Instead of just choosing to not lift weights I remember using resistance bands in the past. I put out a blog post about bodylastics resistance bands. They have more weight, and are better built than the previous bands I had (and I plan on ordering them and using them in my home, or while on the road).
Chobani Pear Yogurt Review
Like everything else new that I'm trying, I'm trying to add food to that mix. Today I tried Chobani Greek Yogurt Pear Flavor. I had never heard of pear yougurt and I have to tell you this was pretty yummy. it has a lot of protein, very little salt, and actual pear chunks. I will be buying more of these in the future.
Bodylastics Resistance Tubes
I just ordered my bodylastics package so I can do resistance training at home. I'll be reporting on this in the future.