One of the easiest ways for me to get motivated is to watch Biggest Loser! Are any of you watching the new season? It started last night, and it's already had quite a shake up! I won't say in case any of you still have to watch, but I think it will be an exciting season.
I've decided as a way to keep me accountable, I will post every Wednesday about where I am in my "get healthy and exercise" journey as well as tie it in with the Biggest Loser episodes that aired the night before.
This will probably be mostly for me, but I hope some of you find it interesting and useful. I'd love to hear any feedback about what you find effective in the gym, how you snack smartly, what motivates you, etc., etc.
Biggest LoserIn last night's premiere episode, a couple of contestants really stuck out in my mind, but I'm going to talk about Courtney. She is 22 years old, and in the last year has lost 112 lbs on her own! She is so motivated and while the other contestants were whining on the treadmill, she was pushing herself as hard as she could. Courtney is determined to "prove that it's never too late to be what you might have been, even if you are over 400 pounds like I was just one year ago." I'm very impressed by her and she definitely has that spark inside of her to really make a huge change. I'm excited to watch her journey!
I know it sounds like an excuse, but I have been under the weather since Sunday. I hoped to make it to the gym last night, but didn't have it in me after work. Today is a new day, and I plan to be in the gym tonight before heading home.
Dinner tonight is lean chicken breast with a side of brussel sprouts! I love brussel sprouts. I get the ones from Trader Joe's that you can microwave in the bag, but I also like to roast them with a little olive oil and Mrs. Dash's no-salt seasoning...yum!
And lastly, I've been doing menu planning for next week. Gina's Skinny Recipes is a great resource for healthy meals. I'm very excited about trying to make my own chicken broth on Sunday and using the chicken in a lightened-up enchilada recipe!
That's it for today. Feel free to share with me any tips or tricks you have when it comes to losing weight!! :)