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Day 448- My Personal Biggest Loser Challenge

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I love watching the Biggest Loser and seeing people change their lives. But when I was watching this past Monday night, I began to question how hard I work.

I realize the people on Biggest Loser are able to workout 4-5 hours a day and have specific food made available to them, so it's not the same situation I'm in. Hence, they lose 9 pounds in a week while I struggle to lose 2. But anyways, Jillian went off on two of the players because they couldn't run at 6mph on an incline of 2.0 for 5 minutes straight. They gave up after a minute.

I thought to myself, I don't know if I can even do that. It was a bit of a blow to my confidence because I've been on this journey now for over a year, and these people have been on a show for two months and are already in better shape than me?

So when I went to the gym yesterday, I did my usual run on the indoor track and biked a couple miles on the stationary bike. I was about to leave, but then I thought to myself... I know you hate treadmills, but why not just try to do it. You probably won't make it, but might as well try.

I got on the treadmill and set the incline to 2.0 and let the treadmill get up to 6mph and stepped on.

And I ran. And I Ran. And I RAN. And I kept running...for five minutes! I did it! I did something that I assumed was impossible for myself! It felt so great. I could have kept going but was scared to overdo it, so I stopped and cooled down and left the gym.

I only ran half a mile on the treadmill but it felt like so much more because I hadn't expected to be able to do it. I still need to work on my distance for my half marathon rather than my speed but this was my small victory of the day.

Hope you all are having a good Thursday.
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STAY39 3/5/2013 8:31PM

    So funny! That exact moment on the show inspired me to try it too. I also didn't believe I could do it but I did! Stop by my page and check out my blog on it. Jillian is such a motivator! Good for you! I know what a big accomplishment that is. It Can only get better from here. We just need to continue to push ourselves! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMSUNSHINE 3/5/2013 4:50PM

    Awesomeness!!!!

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WVAWACKADOO 2/25/2013 4:11PM

    I watched Biggest Loser too & saw Jillian screaming like she does...& I thought of you & almost said out loud...Jan-Marie could do that...and you CAN...Good job, JM...I got on the scale this morning & am now up 10 lbs. & not 15...thank You, Lord. Being sick is a dangerous time for me...going to the knee doctor tomorrow, but feel lousy all over... Take care & keep on keeping on...Love you madly...

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JENIYE707 2/22/2013 6:10PM

    Good Job. Way to go. U are a inspiration. Keep up the good work.

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BBECKER1955 2/22/2013 7:35AM

    Wat to go! emoticon

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NASFKAB 2/22/2013 5:26AM

  great job

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COCK-ROBIN 2/21/2013 9:05PM

    You're doing great!

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MOBYCARP 2/21/2013 8:19PM

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Running is addictive, isn't it?

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LIZ1147 2/21/2013 5:58PM

    I like that show too! I keeps me motivated and makes me feel more accountable for myself. Yeah, after watching that episode I realized I haven't been pushing myself that hard recently either, and had to test out my running capabilities at 6 mph on the treadmill. You can do it!

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KCLARK89 2/21/2013 5:51PM

    SO AWESOME!!! I am ADDICTED to that show too :) I would love the chance to work out on the ranch just to experience it sometime!

But I've seen a really great quote that I was reminded of reading this: Your legs are not giving out; your HEAD is. KEEP GOING!

That is SO true even thinking about the Biggest Loser; they always say to the contestants, WHAT IS GOING ON?! The trainers want to know what is going on internally because THAT is where the roadblock lies. Congrats to you for conquering that :)

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WACFIT 2/21/2013 5:22PM

    That's awesome! It's so rewarding to be able to do things we couldn't do before. Good for you!

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/21/2013 4:29PM

    That's great! emoticon

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EMMYLOU010409 2/21/2013 3:43PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 2/21/2013 3:09PM

    That's great that you tried to do something different, even though you didn't have the confidence in yourself. It makes you wonder what you are truly capable of if you had previously discounted your abilities. Congrats!

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CATBEFIT 2/21/2013 2:49PM

    You have such determination! Congrats for testing yourself -- and finding you are better than you thought!

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QUAIL75 2/21/2013 2:18PM

    That's awesome! emoticon emoticon

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-DAVE- 2/21/2013 1:57PM

    Surprise! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 2/21/2013 1:35PM

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You are capable of many things! And you are just beginning to understand it...

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SIMONEKP 2/21/2013 12:49PM

    emoticon and Jillian is awesome!

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DMILLER78 2/21/2013 12:25PM

    Love The Biggest Loser and saw that episode and thought the same thing. I guess it is good that Jillian knows their potential and can push them. Wish I had a Jillian to work out with!

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LLBLOVER 2/21/2013 12:18PM

    emoticon That is a great feeling when you realize you can do something that you either thought was, or once WAS, impossible for you to do!

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BOOKAPHILE 2/21/2013 11:36AM

    Don't you love it when you overcome an obstacle - even if it's only in your mind? Well Done.

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AMCLELLAN 2/21/2013 11:36AM

    That is amazing! Keep up the amazing work!!!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/21/2013 11:26AM

    I watched the show and thought the same exact thing myself. I have bad knees and NEVER run but good for you for testing yourself out ! I too wondered if Jillian was out of control or not ??? she is very tough but gets things done ! I do love her ! good to know it was not all that over the top ???
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TRAVELGRRL 2/21/2013 10:52AM

    Good for you! I can walk a half marathon, but not sure I could run on the treadmill for 5 minutes either. Think I'll try it; maybe I'll surprise myself too!

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ADARKARA 2/21/2013 10:48AM

    That's awesome! The scale is great, but feeling fit is better. =)

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KNYAGENYA 2/21/2013 10:43AM

    Good for you! I do not run unless being chased by a fire breathing dragon.

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NAKIOMA 2/21/2013 10:25AM

    You are such a beautiful girl - and a biggest looser fan to boot. Sometimes we amaze ourselves with what we can do when we are determined enough. Ya gotta realize that most of what they do on that show is impossible for the majority of us cause we have things like jobs and family to balance. But you can do this - I am truly impressed with two lbs a week - My belief is that even if you haven't lost anything during the week perhaps that vigil has kept you from gaining...............Hang in there and take care...............................
Naki

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TRACYLYNN853 2/21/2013 10:21AM

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