Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It Is Finally Here

I begin Thursday night. The Biggest Loser program at our church. I am excited, nervous, wanting to quit (even though I haven't started as of yet), and so ready to change myself. How can I have all these emotions at the same time? Crazy, I know...

I thought I would chronicle the process. So here it goes...

These are the things that I need to bring to the first meeting:
a mat,
light weight hand held weights,
work-out apparel (clothes that will let you breath,or any kind that you feel comfortable in (wicking is best)),
bottle of water ,
towel if you sweat (YES I DO!!! Just sitting makes me sweat!)
plan on eating something light (with protein and carbs) one to two hours prior to exercise (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.),
we will be working out the very first night and there after, do bring some small amt. protein ( like almonds) for after workout.

The first night is going to look like this:
Weigh-in ,
Pictures - team pictures (with team shirts on that say Fit 4 Christ) and individual.
Video taping will be done that night as well. (EWWWW!!!)
Devotional - we will be going over the first chapter in the book "What Have You Got to Lose" by Stephen Arterburn
Accountable partners-
All about measurements- how to take them and will do them on each other
Business- T-shirts pass out, money to be collected (small amount to cover measuring tapes and T-shirts)
Work-out - all contestants in the same room for one hour .
Speaker - who will speak on " Emotional Eating", 1/2 hour.

Here is a link for the daily plate, a website where we can calculate our food intake and exercise.

The books we will be using are: What Have You Got To Lose, by Stephen Arterburn and Maximized Living by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto, and Dr. Ben Lerner (This book is somewhat controversial)

(I am a little excited, because even though I haven't started the program yet, I have lost 11 lbs. since my interview. Yea, pneumonia will do that.)


  1. Wonderful, wonderful! And congratulations on those first 11 pounds. (It's not a very great way to lose them, but hey! I'd take it where I can get it!)

  2. I can't believe how disappointing it must have been to have your first session cancelled! I bet you were really "pumped" - ready to get started. Don't let this take the air out of your "balloon"!

  3. I'll be tracking your progress, Gina! I'm so glad for you that you got in the program.