Morning! I am so glad to see you Wednesday! Geeze! Yesterday was super long, mainly because we had a bit of sleet and snow and we weren’t very busy at work. This my friends is the recipe for a long day. Of course I kept watching the clock and it was just ticking by. Slowly. Thankfully, the rest of the week is supposed to be great!
I was up by 4:00 a.m. yesterday and let me tell ya by 9:00 last night I was in bed and not too far off from being in a coma. I think I might have woken up once during the night to adjust my covers, but I didn’t budge until my alarm went off. I have to admit, I did hit my snooze once. 4:15 might seem a bit early, but I really do like getting up that early. Getting more sleep was one of the things that I wanted to work on and getting up early forces my body to go to sleep by a decent time.
So this year on The Biggest Loser they are addressing this topic. They have even invited three different children to the show to teach them better habits on how to be healthy and make healthy decisions. I am a really big fan of the show and I think this idea is great. It’s funny to watch the trainers with the kids as apposed to the adults. What I am not a fan of on the show is the yelling, challenges, and the voting….it can get a bit ugly. It does take different tactics to help someone at this state and size to lose the weight. I can remember being really manipulative with my food and hiding it under my bed. Eating dinner and then going out to eat with friends. All the while it wasn’t about food for me, it was about something deeper.
The other thought that I had about the show is this…. If you have never walked in a body that is 250 pounds up to 515, you will never understand. I know that some may think that it is harsh in a sense to do the things that the trainers are doing, but you have to think about what it took for that person to get to where they are. It really doesn’t have anything to do with food. Food is just a tool. Just my thoughts and two cents.
- Obesity effects 17% of children and adolescents (12.5 million)
- Since 1980 obesity in children and adolescents has almost tripled
- Only 5% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 were considered overweight in a 1971-1974 survey, while 13.9% of children at this age were overweight in a more recent 2003-2004 survey
- Only 6.1% of children between the ages of 12 and 19 were considered overweight in a 1971-1974 survey, while 17.4% of children at this age were overweight in a more recent 2003-2004 survey
The numbers really are alarming. I know for myself growing up my parents did the best that they could, but my choices weren’t always healthy. Even as a young adult and early 20’s, I didn’t really know how to make healthy choices. The bad foods tasted good, so they had to be healthy right??
Anyway, just wanted to share some thoughts and numbers with you.
5 rounds of
40 jumping jacks
This mornings workout:
25 squats/5 push-ups
20 squats/10 push-ups
15 squats/15 push-ups
10 squats/20 push-ups
5 squats/25 push-ups
Both workouts from Katrina Runs for Food.
I am off! Today is my noon day and I have a hair cut appointment that is let’s just say overdue and I have a follow-up doctors appointment for my Vitamin D levels. Have a super day!!