If you missed the announcement last week, I’m alternating every other week with my Fitness Fridays and Friday Favorites. In my last fitness friday post I talked about my goals and supplements. It’s been two weeks since I set those goals so where am I now?
Well, I just finished 30 days of the Whole30. While I did have one major slip up, overall I’m pretty happy with my efforts. I lost 6 lbs and feel like my “bloat” went way down. I’m planning on doing another Whole30 soon, but am thinking about doing a 21 Day Sugar Detox first…
Curious what I ate during the Whole30? Check out these posts:
In my last Fitness Friday post I mentioned my desire to be more consistent with my workouts… I have gotten a few in, but I’m still struggling to get into a regular schedule. I have a million excuses (sick or teething kiddos, getting ready for a deployment, migraines…) but I really just need to do it. So, I’m putting it into the internet universe and hopefully that will give me a swift kick in my butt.
I am planning on running the Las Vegas 5k on May 10th. It’s a pretty flat course, and it runs by the Las Vegas sign (which in 7 years living here I still haven’t had my picture with!!) I’ve got 3 months to really give it my best. I’ve done fun runs in the past, but I really want to focus on running the whole thing in 30 minutes. If you know me and my love hate relationship with running that is a serious goal.
What Are Your Goals This Week?
On the Biggest Loser Season Finale:
Did Rachel lose too much weight. We’ve all seen the image floating around twitter of a shocked Bob and Jillian – not to mention her fellow contestant Jennifer.
My opinion? Absolutely yes. Does she have an eating disorder? Only time will tell that one. She’s admitted to eating 1200-1600 calories and working out up to 5 hours a day, but the reality is the Biggest Loser is a competition with a $250,000 prize to win. Each year since the Biggest Loser first aired the winners are losing more and more weight in a super short period of time. I remember watching and being shocked by how thin Ali Vincent got, but she found her healthy weight after the show and continues to look great. I imagine Rachel will do the same thing, at least I hope she will.
The fact is that at 5’5 and 105 she is clinically underweight, and truthfully it didn’t look that great on her. I watched all season long, and really identified with her. As a former division I college athlete I really saw a lot of myself in her story.
(This was me at State Finals in High School before I dove in college until injury ended my 16 years of diving)
I eat emotionally and as a result I put on a lot of weight. I know I can get back to a very healthy weight, but it will take a lot of work. I enjoyed seeing her competitive side return on the show as she won challenge after challenge and even thought to myself how cool it would be to do a sprint triathlon one day going as far as to see if Las Vegas offered some events like that. (They do – maybe next year!) On the episode prior to the Finale I was so excited for Rachel and hoped would win.
However, even with the $250,000 prize I never thought she’d go so far as to lose an additional 45lbs in 3 months. Can I say if the money was offered to me I wouldn’t do the same? No, I honestly can’t say that. I do however feel very conflicted knowing SO MANY watch this show as inspiration, including children. Is this the image we want them to see as being acceptable or healthy? No it isn’t. I hope the Biggest Loser adjusts the rules in some way to ensure the weight loss is healthy weight loss, but again I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same for such an amazing prize.
What do you think?
My Workout Must Haves!
Okay, I realize this kinda counts as a Friday’s Favorites, but I’m asked a lot on Instagram about what heart rate monitor I use and what headphones I’m wearing so I figured I better just share it. Truth is I feel totally lost working out without either one of these!
1. Koss Headphones!
Remember in December I worked with FitFluential on a sponsored campaign for Koss headphones that were made for women’s ears? loved them so much I included them in my Holiday Gift Guide. Well, I’m still working with them, and they are seriously awesome!! I have always had ear pain when wearing headphones, but not with these!! They stay in and don’t hurt!! No, for real! They stay in! As a result not only am I enjoying music during my workouts I’ve also been listening to audio books! I’m currently listening to The Book Thief and love it for my elliptical workouts!
For a limited time these Koss Headphones (available in ear buds or ear clips) are available at Walgreens for $19.99! I hope you guys go and snag a pair or two! They really are SO awesome! Check out my original Koss review for more info!
Every single time I post a picture of my watch after a workout I get asked what watch I’m wearing. Well, it’s the Polar FT40 and it’s awesome! I’ve bought it for 2 years ago and still love it. I’ve had the opportunity to check out other heart rate monitor watches, but none are as awesome as this one! It displays calories burned, stores up to 50 training files, displays weekly workout history, and has backlight. (Which I’ve only had to use while spinning, but my kids think is fun to make it glow all the time!) It’s easy to clean and super easy to use. I paid nearly $200 for it, but you can get the black on on Amazon right now for $120!!
What Are Your Must Haves While Working Out?
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