The Biggest Loser this week was back to being inspirational and motivational, and I cried. Though I will admit that I was a bit on edge due to our earthquake in the Bay area last night.
Last night's episode was all about getting back to working out, eating right and losing weight. I am more and more impressed with Jillian's attitude. She used to be a little too hard core for me, but she has such a fabulous motivational side to her and you can't but help feel she is really pulling for her team (and everyone else for that matter). I loved that she sat down with Amy and said, "Put the game aside and go after what you want." This not only fits in with the realm show, but also in the realm of our own lives because when it comes to our bodies and our health, it's about going after what we want.
Before I reveal who was kicked off, here are the things I learned from The Biggest Loser:
- Lose weight while getting zen!
Train your mind and body with yoga. An intense hour of yoga can burn up to 600 calories and yoga is great for relieving stress and gaining flexibility.
- Rid your body of cellulite!
Exercises like squats and lunges are proven to smooth out the underlying flabby muscles and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
- Get on the resistance bandwagon!
Resistance bands are affordable, lightweight, flexible and easy to take with you. They are a great alternative to barbells, dumbbells and hand weights.
- Get rid of your spare tire with crunches!
Crunches eliminate excess fat around your waistline. What may surprise you is that the bicycle maneuver is more than 50% more effective at working your obliques than crunches.
- I missed the fifth tip due to breaking news of the earthquake, so if anyone knows what it was, please share in the comments section below.
To see Jillian's trainer tip and find out who was kicked off, just
The game goes on and David, the cowboy, was sent home. I was OK with him going home only because he had mentioned that if he did go home last night, that he knew he was going to be able to succeed on his own. He used the analogy about weight loss, "It's like pissing into the wind," which is not only a fabulous visual, but also because of how great an analogy to losing weight it truly was. I was more than moved when we got to see clips of him going home to his four kids and wife. To see David's parting words be sure to check out iVillage. (Also, Sunny had lunch with Jez and he shared how he's lost 120 pounds on Sunny's Shape Up Blog).
Since, like me, you're probably sitting at your desk reading this right now. If so, check out Jillian's Trainer Tip.