Monday, January 24, 2011

3 Reasons to watch Biggest Loser

First off - it is definitely a Monday.  I had no trouble getting out of bed at 4:40am to head to the gym for some cross training.  Once I got to work though, all I wanted to do was go back to bed.  Time for a BIG dose of caffeine - yes that is a 20 ounce coffee!



I started watching Biggest Loser last year.  Since I was a little late jumping on the bandwagon, I guess I haven't completely gotten tired of the show.  I was not impressed with the last season though, especially the women contestants.  They just seemed really whiny and besides Ava, didn't seem to work hard and always had an excuse.  Surprisingly I continued to watch the show and I am actually really enjoying watching the current season. Recording the show and being able to fast forward through the boring parts really helps.

Here are some reasons why I continue to watch the Biggest Loser:

1. Watching people work out makes me feel guilty so I get up off the couch and stretch/foam roll/do my physical therapy exercises while I watch.

2. Watching people lose weight is fun - I love the transformations.

3. Alison Sweeney.  Basically I wish I could dress exactly like her (and probably Brian does too).  I love to watch this show just so I can see what she is wearing.  Last week she had the BEST hair ever.  I even took pictures because I kind of want to have my wedding hair look like hers!


Do you still watch Biggest Loser?  Is it even worth it anymore?


Sunday's Workout:
15 minutes elliptical
20 minutes running (~2.2 miles)
10 minutes stair climber
10 minutes weights
20 minutes yoga

Monday's Workout:
45 minutes elliptical
10 minutes weights

26 comments:

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

I love Alison Sweeney, too! The first couple of seasons they had Caroline Rhea host it and Ali is WAY better! I haven't watched the past two seasons, though.

Brittany said...

I found your blog and had to follow it because I am trying to morph myself into a morning runner...and to do so, the alarm clock goes off at 4:30 AM. OUCH! You're an inspiration. :)

See.Kate.Run said...

Yep I love the biggest loser. I really like the different personalities.. I loved Ava last year.. she just did her thing. Personally I thought she had the saddest personal story.. then there was Elizabeth.. :\

I also think both Bob and Jillian are hotties. :) This season is a little weird with the "unknowns" but I am still enjoying the show - I record it too and fast forward through probably a good 1/3 of it. I love that!

trifitmom said...

i watch it and i love it. i love the stories and the fight and the challenge. love it

Laura said...

I liked past seasons but just cannot get into this one at all so have seen none of it.

onelittletrigirl said...

I stopped watching a few years ago. I dont like the idea of making a game out of people's lives. I think they should take the money and gimmicks out of it.

Aneta said...

i used to watch it religiously, but i stopped a few years ago. now i watch when i can, but i do like it. i feel the same way. i feel like i have to get up and do some crunches or whatever!
and yes, allison dresses very well!

pinkflipflops said...

I have watched probably the last 3 seasons pretty regularly but on demand about a week later. sometimes it irritates me and i didnt really like last season and this season hasnt really hooked me yet. (funny i am watching an episode right now as i type this hahah) i love allison sweeney. she is adorable.

misszippy said...

I come and go with BL. This season it seems to be holding my attention though. There seem to be some pretty motivated people, and I like to see them accomplish what they do!

marathonmaiden said...

i LOVE the biggest loser. but i usually wait and watch it marathon style on a lazy day

racing dawn said...

I totally loved Allison's hair too! She's a good host, although sometimes I'd wish she'd show a little more emotion to the 'losers'.... :)

I think it's Jillian's last season on the show tho... :(

Molly said...

I'm back on the BL wagon this season, I love the new trainers.

and that hairstyle would be beautiful for your wedding!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Oh, I hear ya....I am still addicted. It really does motivate me to get moving and I LOVE seeing the before and after:) I LOVE it! Good call on cross-training....we can't run everyday:) Hope you are enjoying your Monday!

Miranda said...

I watched the first couple seasons (they were the best, a lot less product placement then) took a couple seasons off and am watching this season. Like you I record so I can FF through the boring parts. I think it would probably be more popular if they would edit it down to 1 hour, it should not take 30 minutes to weigh in the contestants, that always gets on my nerves that they draw it out.

amanda said...

I've watched a couple episodes here in there in the past, but this is the first time I'm following all season. I agree, you can't help but do SOMETHING while they are working their butts off.

And I love Allison too. I remember thinking the same thing about her hair last week, perfect wedding hair. I wonder if my hubs will let us renew our vows just so I can get dolled up.

amanda said...

I've watched a couple episodes here in there in the past, but this is the first time I'm following all season. I agree, you can't help but do SOMETHING while they are working their butts off.

And I love Allison too. I remember thinking the same thing about her hair last week, perfect wedding hair. I wonder if my hubs will let us renew our vows just so I can get dolled up.

Bethany + Ryan said...

my thoughts EXACTLY on her hair! i loved it too! i'm glad you took pics of it...i might save these if you dont mind. i have a my first trail hair appt this saturday. i've been watching biggest loser since season 1, lol. and i like to eat ice cream while watching it :-)

Amy said...

I got into this show late too. I've only watched one full season (I think it was 3 seasons ago), but tune in for a little bit almost every week just to see the changes, and the outfits too!

Christine said...

Tell me the secret of getting up at 4:40am on a Monday. I have the hardest time to get up on mondays :(

I watch Biggest Looser too. I enjoy seeing the transformation :)

Marci said...

I watch the BL, although usually on DVR, sometimes I find it drawn out, its good for a TM run though!

Nicole said...

I loved the biggest loser but recently got sick of it.. im not sure why... maybe its because it takes 2 hours out of my night every week... & because after a comercial, they replay what seems like the last 5 minutes... things like that irritate me! LOL

Her Name Is Rio said...

That is a lovely hairdo!
I always seem to miss when the new season starts. Thanks for the heads up!

Marlene said...

I still watch pretty much religiously, although a lot of things bug me (product placements, the dramatic psychology sessions outside the gym - lol, people being disappointed with losing 5 lbs in a week, etc.). I also LOVE Alison's hair & clothes!! And I enjoy watching the butt-busting workouts for some motivation.

The Laminator said...

Not much of a biggest loser fan because I kinda deal with so much of it in REAL LIFE. But I guess it has it's moments

The Happy Runner said...

Ha! I love AS, too. She has such good style and I almost always love her hair!

And, yes, I get guilted into working out just by watching the contestants.

Heather Vance said...

Definitely watching this season. There is a dad/daughter team on there from my little Idaho town. Love it! Plus, Rulon Gardner is from a little Wyoming town about an hour and a half away from us. I remember driving over to welcome him home after the Olympics.