Friday, February 7, 2014

Things I Read This Week

1. I have a love hate with my elliptical, it's really great when I am injured and can't run, but I so wish I had a treadmill.  I never feels like the workout is as good so I was glad to read on Runner's Connect yesterday that it is a viable cross training workout for runners.  You can check out the article here

Here is a little snippet
2.  I don't watch Biggest Loser anymore and am not going to say much about it, except when it's a contest and there is money involved people go to extreme measures.  I wonder how many contestants are able to maintain their weight losses without the money motivation and the trainers helping them.  I just don't think it is realistic.  I think it teaches some good things, but overall thumbs down.

3. I found Women's Health Magazine's article on "Five Signs You're a Fitness Snob" a little condescending and annoying. Seriously can't we all support each other?  What's wrong with being proud of your accomplishments and wanting to wear quality clothes while doing it? I don't wear Lululemon underwear, but I do like to workout in quality comfortable and horrors, cute clothes.  I find it more motivational to like the things I am wearing. If I take an after workout selfie, it's because in that moment I am happy and want to share.  Why I usually really like that magazine, but thumbs down on that one.

Go ahead tell me your opinion on something you read this week or one of these.

11 comments:

  1. For #2, I'm kind of hoping the extremeness of Rachel's weight loss was just that, for the money. Then, now that she's won the show, she can start eating an exercising a normal amount and regulate her body weight.

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  2. That Women's Health Magazine thing--that doesn't even seem like real journalism to me. Just some stupid fluff thing to fill some space.

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  3. I agree with you on #3! I don't do what I do to be a snob...I wear nice things because it makes me feel good and they perform most times better than the cheap ones.

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  4. Great topics, here! I wasn't able to use the elliptical at all this time w/ my injury and that was ok with me. I have a hard time mentally staying engaged on gym machines.

    Yeah, BL needs to do some evaluating.

    And thumbs down to number three!

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  5. Ha! I read the article on Women's Health and had to laugh. Actually I wrote a post yesterday on the article they published the next day: Are We in The Age of the Fitness Snob... needless to say it was condescending also!

    Maria @ The Good Life

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  6. Yeah, after watching the BL finale, I had to go eat something. Rachel made me feel like I was starving! Hopefully the trainers said something to her. I haven't read the Women's Health article, it will probably just make me mad!

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  7. I love my elliptical ... I haven't had any big injuries, but when I had an issue with my toe and couldn't imagine putting on shoes (for the treadmill) I could still elliptical (in my slippers). This was the first season I watched TBL. I did my thoughts about it (the season/show as a whole, not just the finale) in my blog yesterday (it's ALL over the internet isn't it?). I do subscribe to Women's Health ... but I'm SO far behind. I wonder when I'll get to the article you mentioned ...

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  8. If I could afford one, I'd have an elliptical in my house!

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  9. I agree with point #2, the first time I watched it, my exact words were "That's an unhealthy way to lose the weight and there's no way they can maintain it". I think overall it's a motivational show, but these folks are isolated with professional trainers for a short period of time. That's just not real life. I kinda feel the same way about P90X guy. Sure, a lot of folks get absolutely ripped in three short months. But most I know turn right back into their old selves when they're done. It's great that they're working out - but I just don't think that most of it can be realistically maintained.

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  10. That article ticked me off enough to write an entire blog post about it, which I rarely do and it just seemed out of place in that magazine.

    i have a hate hate relationship with the elliptical

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  11. I read that article and felt like the author was just picking to pick because they had lack of good ideas that day. When something fits good and you love the color it does make you feel good- awesome right! Who doesn't need a little of that?

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