Measuring Truth

I’ve had my reservations about this TV series (and others like it) since the first time I saw it. Besides the apparent and allegations of abuse that the contestants talk about, the emphasis on and requirement of quick results, speed weight loss, and the constant use of the scale to measure results without giving any mention or thought of other modes of measurements or life after the show baffles me. My biggest mistake when I started losing weight was only using the scale to measure my results. As time went on, I learned that there are other measurements and results such as body fat percentage and waist size to name a couple that are really important to consider as well.

The show also emphasizes quick weight loss without any recognition or emphasis of the life after the show or the life after one has lost all that weight and the huge transformation. The biggest secret about the show, says a past contestant in this article, is that “just about everyone’s gained the weight back.” (Link to the article below).

Maybe it has unfortunately, true to its name, actually turned its contestants into the biggest losers. The article title really says it all.

http://nypost.com/2015/01/25/were-all-fat-again-more-biggest-loser-contestants-reveal-secrets/ 

Funny and Informative

I actually find this kind of article funny. If I eat something unhealthy, I like to enjoy it without having to think about how much exercise I have to do to burn the it off. Having said that, it does put the unhealthy food in perspective in terms of what it’s worth in regards to exercise and not just an abstract amount of calories:

http://news.spartan.com/burpee-equivalents-understanding-junk-food/?utm_source=fans&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=blog_2015#prclt-3

Wow, A Truly Unbelievable Response!

Thank you to the overwhelming response, support and acknowledgement I received on the Throwback Thursday post. It really helps to have the support of others on such journeys. My hope is that at least one person was inspired by it. Life is a constant lesson, learning experience and inspiration not only for ourselves, but for and from those around us as well. Embarking on an unknown journey can take one to unknown destinations. Stay strong on your journey an remember that enjoying the journey is in fact enjoying life.

Exercise Time

When I workout in the morning, I feel ready for anything: ready to take on the world. When I workout in the evening (which is most days), all the struggles of the day disappear. Either way, I win!

WINNING

Do you feel the same? Do you prefer exercising in the morning or evening?