So the Biggest Loser is over and we made it through and won. It was an amazing experience. I have met people that are members and staff of Heritage Park Fitness that have become friends and people I look up to in many ways. I have learned new healthy lifestyle habits and have become so much stronger. So what now?
We have started a new challenge which also measures body fat percentage. This one is a Training for Warriors challenge which is the class I attend daily taught by Jessica Davis. My husband is in on this one as well so that’s exciting that we are working together on it.
I have noticed that I can do way more then I give myself credit for and I think that goes for a lot of people. When there are workout that I may not have been able to do in the past my brain automatically thinks “ok, what’s the modification for this..” But lately since I have gotten more confident I have been trying things in the gym and can actually do it. I’m sure that it has to do with that I am much stronger already, even after only 8 weeks.
This challenge is 8 weeks also and we are one week in. This time we have to write down everything that we eat AND drink, turn in our workbooks for the trainers to look at. This way they can let us know what we should be changing about our eating habits as well. We can show up at the gym every day but if you go home and eat the way you always have you will not get the results you would want to get working out that hard. I don’t know about you but if I am working out 6 days a week and I don’t see results I am going to get discouraged.
I have a different outlook about this challenge. The Biggest Loser, I was obsessed with the scale and losing the weight. This time I haven’t even gotten on the scale. I want to work on running faster, lifting heavier and doing exercises I would have stayed far away from before. I have had to buy new t-shirts to work out in because the old ones are too big. That’s really fun. I was talking with one of the ladies in the challenge with me at the gym last night and she had some amazing idea’s for recipes. The substitutions in your cooking mean the world. She was talking about doing chicken nuggets with honey mustard. Sounds great right? Not so low cal though.. Until she told me how she was making it. You make your honey mustard with regular mustard (or Dijon) and add Splenda to sweeten it up. Then get some chicken and slice it into strips, roll in egg whites and into flack seed mill instead of bread crumbs. I can’t wait to try it.
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Kristen Carmona, 35, entered The Biggest Loser contest through her local gym. Follow along as she shares the struggles and victories of her weight loss journey.