Saturday, March 08, 2008

it's going around

My mom, my sister, and two or three other people I talked to today said that they were feeling fat and that their clothes are all too tight. Here in Ohio, we've had one of the snowiest winters on record. Maybe we're all putting on a layer of hibernation fat? I did take a big pile of pants to the dry cleaners and am hoping that it's open tomorrow so I can go ransom them.

We got even more snow last night. The roads seemed too treacherous to drive to the gym with a pool, so instead of swimming, I did a weight training workout today. I have daydreams of Jillian Michaels kidnapping me, taking me to the Biggest Loser ranch, and beating me up for about a month and whip me back into shape. I've been listening to too many podcasts, I guess. I downloaded about three months' worth.

What I notice is that she says pretty much the same things every week: Count calories, do circuit training to build muscle and burn fat four days a week, do another day or two of just cardio, take one day off, change workouts frequently to shake things up. That's it. Simple. But people call in and ask, "So, what do you think of hoodia?" "Should I get gastric bypass?" "What about the Blood Type Diet?"

Everyone is looking for the magic bullet. I'm guilty of it myself. I haven't tried any diet drugs, but i did buy one of the multivitamins that Jillian recommends, just in case that is enough to transform me from fat to phat.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm catching up....

    I think you are doing great. I have a bunch of Jillian's on CD too (from the podcasts). I love listening to them but, and this is a big BUT, after a while, it's a bit too much.

    Yes, her advice is pretty much the same and it's good advice. Be good to yourself and remember, it's been a touch winter for you guys and spring will be here soon. You've also had a winter that I would call, "The Period of Big Adjustments" so be kind to yourself. I hope you get your pants too!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07