Monday, February 28, 2011

The Biggest Loser Family Night

My husband and I love to watch "The Biggest Loser" together. However, we have been naughty sometimes and watched it while eating Double-Stuf Oreos. Then one commercial break, Bob made me feel guilty. He said, "People admit to me that they watch the show while eating a bowl of ice cream," and then called us sinners off the couch. He showed us three different exercises to do during commercials. From then on, I decided at least not to eat junk food. Only once have we exercised while watching the show.

How about making it a family event and motivating each other to do something healthy while watching the inspiring people on "The Biggest Loser." Here are some ideas to get you (and me) started:

Snacks: If you are addicted to eating while watching TV, then eat right. Prepare beforehand a tray of cut fresh fruits and vegetables, raw nuts, and whole grain crackers with real cheese.

Commercials: During the breaks do a short exercise like situps, jumping jacks, or pushups. See how many you can do in one commercial break and try to do more the next one.

Episode: Copycat what the contestants are doing if possible. Many exercises and challenges are harder than they look!

Recording: Write down health and exercise tips to help you in your own weight loss goal and try them out that week.

Guessing Game: Play along when they have to guess how many calories a meal has and see who is the closest to the correct answer.

Goals: Make your own weekly health and exercise goals.

Family Competition: Involve the whole family in your own Biggest Loser competition. At the end of the season, the person who accomplished all their goals wins and gets a prize. You can decide the prize beforehand or let the winner choose.


Sleppery said...

Great blog! New follower from MBC :)


Mrs. Sanchez said...

I love watching biggest loser while working out. It's so inspiring.

I like the idea of having a family biggest loser challenge. That could be a lot of fun. We used to play olympics when we were little, I could imagine making challenges like who can push something heavy or do a certain number of jumping jacks first, etc.

I'm sure Oscar would be all for it. :)

Glynis said...

I love to watch biggest looser because it inspires me to get off my butt.
I like the idea of doing something during commercials. Maybe we will have a sit up contest, or jumping jacks, the one who does the most can
win the control of the remote control for one hour.

Francesca said...

Good prize idea, Glynis!

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