Last night during The Biggest Loser I am happy to report that I did not shed a tear.
Last night the campus was closed down and the teams were forced to go to Jamaica to work out — those poor things. However, Jamaica did prove to be a challenge since there were constant temptations (booze, relaxing and not working out, etc.) so it was interesting to see the struggle as well as be assured that you can be disciplined on vacation and still have a good time. The Black Team lost the weigh in and had to face elimination. The game got dirty, as it always does, and Jim (one of the twins) was voted off. Jim looked absolutely amazing at his check-in and I can't wait to see him at the finale. To see his parting words, check out iVillage. Curious what last week's cast off is up to? Patty had lunch with Sunny from Body By Glamour.
Here's what I learned from The Biggest Loser this week:
- When traveling, get your workout done first thing in the morning because this way it's done. Especially since chances are that once you get your day going, you're not going to want to hit the gym.
- You don't have to use the gym at the hotel to get a workout. Use the pool, the beach, and the ocean to get in a workout that allows you to enjoy your surroundings while working out.
- If you have an all inclusive package, be especially careful when choosing your food items from buffets. Also, drink alcohol in moderation or avoid it altogether.
- When flying, don't get stuck being so hungry that you stop at the first fast food place in the airport. Take along some 100 calorie packs on the plane for when you get hungry.
Kim gave us a great tip for working our butts, thighs and glutes. To find out what it is, just
"Hips, things and glutes are common problem areas for many women. This simple combo exercise can help you tone all three at one time: First do a simple squat. Then lift one leg to the side. Nows squat again. Finally lift the same leg to the back. Alternate legs for a great butt, hip and thigh workout."