Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Month mark with Biggest Loser, Suzi Waters

We are one month into our three month journey battling those unwanted pounds Suzi so desires to lose. We had a much better week, more intense workouts, better eating and cardio on non-workout days. Suzi has gone shopping at trader joe's and is in a pretty good routine now eating breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner. Probably seems a little boring compared to her past ways, but definitely heading in the right direction. Salad with beef, chicken or salmon seems to be her best friend along with the protein shakes pre and post workout.

Accomplishments for the week: Cardio done three days on non-training days, she and I completed the Climb for your life stairclimb in Hartford on Saturday. Suzi completed the 34 floor climb in just under 15 minutes. I think she thought she was going to die during the stair climb, but felt fine three minutes after it was over. Amazing job! The workouts are getting alot more intense, awesome squats, deadlifts, punching, rope pulls, sledge hammers. Great stuff! Suzi lost 2 pounds for the week for a total of 10 for the month. She has also lost 9.5 inches off her body and body composition is down 6.1%.

Toughest challenge: Suzi is going to Florida for 2 weeks! Watch out, going to be interesting. Am giving her bands to take on her trip, she is going to join the local gym, and has to watch the eating and stay active.

Check out last weeks clip on NBC CT if you missed it.
Will be back with vacation updates.



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Biggest Loser Week Three Training

This has been Suzi's hardest week in regards to training, as well as, staying focused on the task at hand. She continues to amaze me with her effort and the drive to overcome her knee pain with the lower body exercises.

She is feeling the pressure of co-workers and friends that watch the updates weekly and say to her, "I saw you on TV again last night." I told her that she needs to make sure that she takes care of herself and not to worry about the others. They are there cheering her on but ultimately is up to her to make this work.

Weigh in for the week. Zero pounds lost, but as Suzi says it is not two pounds gained. Don't know if I like that statement but we did work alot harder and accomplish more core work than I would have expected and the leg work is going great.

Suzi's biggest humps for the week: A couple of bad eating moments, again, when they are bad they are bad. For the most part, getting a better handle on the eating thing. Hard to schedule eating more often and to remember to eat more often. The other set back was only day of cardio when she was not training. She felt very tired on one of her off days leading to no exercise that day.

We will turn it up next week.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Second Week in the Books with Suzi, our CT Biggest Loser contestant

Eight workouts are done. Where are we now? Suzi is down 8 pounds since her initial weigh in. Last weekend was tough for her. Her significant other is going back to Florida for a little while so they went to numerous friends' homes and had alot of food that she should be staying away from. So what happened? Tuesday, she was up 2 pounds from the weigh in the week before. So, we kicked it up a notch with our Tuesday workout, she ate awesome for two days and lost 4 pounds in two days, for a total of 2 down for the week.

Our Thursday workout was the best so far and Suzi was the most sore she has been since starting. We have gone from zero leg work to now doing almost 90 degree squats with no assistance what so ever! And she has had tremendous knee pain of late. The squats have been done with zero pain! Goes to show that once you teach some how to do a squat properly you will be surprised how much one can do.

Accomplishments for the week: modified push-ups, previous workouts, zero! Full range squats with the physioball or assistance. TRX pull-ups. Awesome week to say the least.

Need to work on for the week: Getting extra cardio in on off days and eating habits. This will be the critical and hardest piece as we go forward.

Below is the link to our first weigh in and first workout. Be sure to check it out if you missed it Tuesday night on NBC CT.

Until the next weigh in,



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Week One Weigh In with CT's Biggest Loser Client

We have 4 training sessions in the books with Suzi Waters, our CT biggest loser client. We only got 2 training sessions in last week, the week of 2/22. This, our second week, two sessions down and one more to go tomorrow.

Suzi at her initial weigh in was 254lbs. At our second weigh in she was down 6 lbs to 248. This was with only two workout sessions and she does not think she ate that great over the weekend. Also, no cardio at home over the weekend!

This week has been great. We are achieving some things I did not think would happen for a couple more weeks. Suzi has arthritis in both knees very bad!

Accomplishments for the week: Ball squats on the wall to holding onto the Smith Machine to do them today. Kettlebell swings Tuesday and today. Deadlifts today. Very excited for the swings and deadlifts. We did zero leg the first day. Cardio is up to 4 minutes straight, was 1 minute. Got on the floor today for planks! Very excited for all of this. How could I forget, we got some rope work done too! Suzi also did 15 minutes on her elliptical last night, straight.

One more hard workout tomorrow, then cardio and better eating for the weekend. Be sure to check out the link below to see Suzi's profile on NBC CT.

Until next week,