I liked that comment from Biggest Loser last night. Bob basically said, irregardless of your age, sex, etc, you should be able to walk, jog, run a mile and not fall on your face.
If a mile seems long, think of it as 2000 steps. You should be walking at least 2000 steps during your day. If your not, then your bound to your bed, unable to move, either from being ill and frail,
someone has tied you to your bed(that's a whole another matter there, either very good or very bad)
or you are trapped in your bed due to your weight.
It's amazing the contestants this year, their sizes and their stories. Two people's stories left me wanting to cheer them, then they left me down. They didn't have the drive or determination to want it bad enough.
One was Anna, whose 3 year old son passed from cancer.
I thought for sure she would do it for her son's memory, but she didn't have it in her yet. She let the whiny naggy voice we all have in our heads get to her and dictate her actions.
The other was Shanna,
the breast cancer survivor. I knew immediately by her hair she was a cancer survivor, in face a stage 3 survivor, been through chemo and radiation.(Been there, it's a hard battle to fight) So I expected great things from her, but she too wasn't ready. She didn't have that inner voice that says "No you don't need to eat that, yes you do need to some HITT."
Then there was Lisa.
She found out her daughter was basically becoming anorexic to avoid looking like her, and she used that to drive her. The need to show your child that no matter what the odds, what you are fighting, you can give it all and you can come out on top. So I look forward to seeing her progress, using that inner voice to fuel her journey to being healthy.