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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Biggest Loser and Snow Days

Welp, it's officially snowing in Bama and people have lost their minds!  Seriously, you'd think the south had never seen snow before.  Last night the winter weather advisory went into effect and the rednecks went into apocalypse survival mode to prepare for our possible 1-3 inches of snow.  We woke up this morning to...... MORE RAIN!  Some schools were closing, just in case.  I always hated when they did that as a kid, partially because I was a nerd and loved school, but it never snowed on these days and then they took away one of our pretty spring weather days away to make up for it!  I did not make a mad dash to the grocery store last night {even if I was a crazy redneck, I slept til 7:15 last night when I got off work... it was that kind of week} so I can only imagine what a zoo Walmart must look like.  I never quite understood why people run out and buy milk, bread, and other perishables.  If I was planning on being trapped in my home for the forseeable future I wouldn't be too concerned about milk... I would try and get stuff that would last AND vodka, but that's just me.  The rain did turn to snow around 11am and the temperatures have dropped quite a bit... it would be nice to get a few pretty inches.... and I am kind of wishing that I had some hot chocolate or makings for some soup, but I shall make do.

I do enjoy snow.  I think it is pretty to look at and I enjoyed playing in it the few times we actually got a reasonable amount in my life.  Today, it ruined another run for me.  I thought it would be nice to get out and run in the pretty snow... nope!  It's wet, cold, and windy, so I kept my butt inside today and managed to knock out a full on Natalie version of 30DS level 2 for the first time.  It felt great!  I was just about to do the Carrie Underwood legs workout I found on Pinterest when Ryan called that he had left his lunch at home and if I could bring it to him.  By the time I got home, I had cooled down and decided to get my Carrie on later and took an amazingly hot shower and have now settled into the depths of the couch to drink coffee and read blogs in front of the fire, at least until reality sets back in and I have to get to work cleaning... boo!

So, this season I decided I would give the Biggest Loser a try.  I have never watched it in the past.  I don't know why really, maybe I was secretly avoiding my own issues by not watching it... I mean how can you watch that show while you sit there and eat a bag of sour cream and cheddar chips and a box of little debbies,  and feel good about it. YOU CAN'T!  But considering my own journey these past 7 months, and Jillian being back, I thought why not. OMG!!!  I think I may have never watched it, because I can't handle it emotionally!  I literally break down several times an episode!  I see myself in each one of the contestants, and it takes me through so many places that I just break down.   I love it.... and hate it.  I watch the show and hear all the information and I can't help but be proud that I have made the choice that I made to change my life... these statistics are scary!  I love watching these people succeed in any way and cry with them when they break down new walls, or don't see the numbers they deserve on the scale, or for any reason really.  I AM THESE PEOPLE!  I  weighed the same if not more than a lot of the contestants when I started this journey, and it is so emotional to watch them go through it each week.  They are each so strong and brave for doing what they are doing and I wish they could all stay on the ranch until they reached goal.  I really wish I could be on the ranch until I reach goal!!!

Plus, look at Dolvett!!  I don't know about you ladies, but I would do burpees until I dropped dead if he flashed that smile at me, and I would definitely have no problem being in the gym all day with that yumminess!  I love all the trainers!  Bob is amazing and his team is pretty bad ass, and Jillian..... do I really need to say anything about her?  Needless to say, I am hooked and inspired by this show and I hate that I have not watched it before.... I may be taking this snow day to my advantage and watching some past seasons on Netflix!  I have officially kicked the Bachelor to the curb this season, and the Biggest Loser cast is my new must watch!  Watching people become total bad asses and changing their life is way better than a bunch of drunk bitches whine about their rotting ovaries and competing for someone else's sloppy seconds any day of the week!

For now, I think I am going to paint my nails and watch The Carrie Dairies.  I am experimenting with dinner tonight, so check that out on Instagram later!


  1. Get out of my head! I love (and hate) The Biggest Loser for the same reasons. It's always been hard for me to watch before now..and the kids. Sheesh, lets turn on the water works.

    Oh, and Vodka and Rum are both MUSTS in the event of being trapped in your house. I know grocery stores sell out of stuff fast, I never did understand why the liquor stores don't. That would be my first stop.

  2. I really enjoy the biggest loser. Past seasons are great too! Esther Norine Designs

  3. I watched the first episode of the carrie diaries... it was cute. make have to keep it up!

    have a great week :)

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

    {PS - I'm giving away a fitness notebook & would love for you to win!}

  4. Love Biggest Loser, but man PAM gets on my nerves!

  5. I'm the same way with Biggest Loser. I cry several times an episode.