Thursday, March 05, 2020
Are any of you watching the new Biggest Loser series? It has Bob Harper as the host and two new coaches this year. I had heard it was going to be somewhat different than previous seasons - that there would be more involved than focusing solely on weight-loss. So far, it seems to still have the focus on weight-loss. I just finished watching this week's episode. Seeing the team challenges and last chance work-out keep me interested. Sometimes I try to incorporate some of their strategies into my own work-out. Last week my husband found me trying to jump up on a step with both feet. He told me I was going to break something - so that ended that.
One part of each episode makes me kind of sad though. When it comes to their weigh-in's....there are times that contestants lose 5 or so pounds AND THEY FEEL BAD ABOUT IT!! If I lost 5 pounds in one week, I'd be doing handsprings and backflips! That seems like an awesome loss to me. I hate to see them feel so bad when they've had success and made progress.
Recently I've come across the principle of building an attitude of success. To do that I need to set myself up for tiny goals; goals that I can absolutely accomplish - even on my worse day. For example, think about setting a goal of running a mile each day. That sounds fairly small. Right? But what happens on the day you can only run half a mile? You feel like a loser because you didn't complete your goal. What if you set the goal to run a quarter of a mile but managed to run a whole mile? Then you've accomplished your goal but you've also exceeded it. That makes you feel great! I accomplished something. I haven't set any of these teeny-tiny goals yet - but like the concept of building up my confidence and developing an attitude of success. I think with that kind of positive attitude I am much more likely to keep making progress. I'll let you know how it goes once I've tried it out.
Meanwhile, back to Biggest Loser, again I would feel on top of the world to lose four or five pounds in a week. As it is, I feel a 2 pound loss is awesome. I like it when the Biggest Loser coaches tell their contestants to feel good about that 5 pound loss, but I'm not sure I buy into their weight-loss strategies there.