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It’s Biggest Loser Friday
Yes, Biggest Loser is on Mondays. (and I had to check my Tivo recording list, cuz I really didn’t know what day it was on) But by the time I watch the whole show (in probably 15 different sessions) and think about it a bit – it becomes Biggest Loser Friday here on my blog.
I’m not going to give away any spoilers. I just love the show and it makes me think and I like to share those thoughts. At this point, I don’t really care who wins or who gets voted off.
Not only do I love Biggest Loser as I’ve said many many times before, but lately I’ve also been listening to Jillian Michael’s podcasts. I already had a little girl crush on her, but now it’s a bit more serious
As much as Dolvett is awesome eye candy, he’s been bugging me on the show. He speaks in cliches and is always sounding like a Hallmark card. Or at least that’s the sound bites that the producers leave in. His smile and his arms kind of make up for it a little bit.
This week’s Biggest Loser episode had the contestants going to the grocery store. They were given a budget and they were supplying their own food for the whole week. I think the budget was $70 per person on the team. What I found most interesting about the challenge was how the contestants all talked about how they don’t grocery shop. Most of them talked about how they hated to shop and rarely did. Most of their meals came from fast food. The comment was made frequently about how cheap fast food is, so it’s easier.
I know I’m preaching to the choir here – if you’re reading my blog, you’re probably at least slightly into health and being healthy. But, we all know that once you get into the habit of eating healthy food, fast food is less and less appealing. Junk food is addicting – you need to break the cycle. And, it’s NOT cheaper – in the long run, the damage you’re doing to your body by eating that much junk far outweighs the cheap price of the ‘food’.
Back to Jillian. Her podcast this week took us behind the scenes of the show. She shared her frustration in the amount of amazing stuff that seems to be cut from each show. She talks about how much is left out about how the contestants are coming to terms with how they got to this point in their lives. She was also talking about how she doesn’t want the contestants to say that she saved their lives. She wants them to save their own lives.
She is so great to listen to – she gives great advice. I love that she doesn’t advocate for people to try to lose weight like they do on the show. She recognizes the competition and she doesn’t have the nicest things to say about all the aspects of the show.
On top of that, Jillian is a big advocate of natural products. The more I listen to how horrible our non-organic food supply is, the more I want to change so much more about the foods I eat.
The other day I listened to a podcast where she talked about all the chemicals in our beauty products. It got me thinking about how our skin is such a sponge, it really doesn’t make sense to be putting chemicals on it. One thing I didn’t know – did you know that companies don’t have to disclose their ingredients in what they use as ‘fragrance’? If your ingredient label says ‘fragrance’, it is likely that it is complete chemical crap. And we put that on our skin and let it soak in. Ugh.
I haven’t checked out this website, but she has a natural beauty product person Paige Padgett (I can’t get her website to load) who gave great information about product lines that are chemical and frangrance free. There are a lot more options out there than there used to be. I’m going to be doing some more research on this one.
I feel like this is kind of a rambly post today – my apologies. Any other Jillian fans?
Happy Fitness Friday! Anyone else running a Super Bowl race this weekend? I’m running my local 5K (which was my first 10K). I’m rather excited. I actually ran 4 miles the other night and while my foot was tight by the time I cooled down, some serious rolling helped it loosen up. My first race since the end of October. YAY!