“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Biggest Loser in the Salmon house!

Well a few weeks ago my hubby got the motivation that he needed to go on his weight loss journey. They began Biggest Loser at his school where he teaches. He is a very competitive type and it really gave him the push. He's lost 7% of his body weight so far in 5 weigh ins. Not bad in my opinion.

At my previous school that I worked at we did Biggest Loser a few times. I got third place the semester before we moved and the move (that I've talked about before) put the weight back on because it was 2 months living with family and what not without our own kitchen.

Anyhow. So my hubby came up with the idea that He and I do our own BL at home. So we are...

Here's how it works. Weigh in days are Wed. Same as his work weigh in. Each week the biggest loser % wise gets $10 spending money and we set $10 aside. The first person to their overall, final goal gets the set aside total that we add to each week. It's like a jackpot on Wheel of Fortune. $10 extra spending money may not seem like much but we hold a tight budget to get out of debt (Dave Ramsey's way) and so $10 is pretty good and the total at the end will be even better. We are keeping the total on the fridge so we can see it a lot for motivation.

I love competition. This will be a lot of fun. I'm still cheering for him. Though I want to beat him! Just think.... If he wins at work and I beat him then I'm really doing good! I am so proud of his success so far and I hope that he wins his BL contest at work!

It's also much more fun to go to the gym together!

Go Brandon I love you very much an I'm so proud of your progress.

So I'll keep y'all updated. Today was week one. He beat me by a lot! His percent was 2.3% and mine was 0.2%. I had a slow week weight wise. He better be ready next week!

I had a great run yesterday! Awesome
400 meter repeats. Times were really great! They were 2:49-2:26-2:47-2:41!
This far surpassed my trainers goal of my 400 meter repeats being 3:26 and under!!!

Today was cross training and strength circuit. I zoomed through my circuit to keep my heart rate up. However I did not let my form suffer. I then headed into the pool and did a circuit between running, running backwards, and kicking only (no upper body) the length of the pool. I did about 11 laps total. I really kicked up my intensity in the water tonight. Kicks only are tough. I kicked harder than ever tonight!!!

Picture below from my circuit tonight.


  1. How fun! I'm super competitive, so this sounds awesome!

    Your workouts sound great! You're making me want a trainer!

  2. the competitive idea awesome idea and I as well enjoy working out with my personal trainer.