Contestants blog: Losing it Games part two

Contestants blog: Losing it Games part two
Losing it in LA

POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:34pm

Kris Cusanza with the red team writes:

Watching the Olympics has taught me that I need to kick my workout up a million notches if I want to make it to my final goal weight. I’m obsessed with the gymnastics part of the Olympics. They are so strong. Carlos has changed up our workout to get maximum use out of my muscles. Maybe one day I’ll be able to be a quarter of a strong as the gymnast. I want to be long lean and extremely toned.

James Henry with the green team writes:

What I've learned watching the Olympics so far: 1) I really want to see the country of Chad send a single competitor one year named Chad; 2) The little kid in me always felt like trampoline should be an Olympic sport; 3) While I don't understand the rules of handball, it appears to be one poorly placed throw from becoming a vicious game of dodgeball.

James Newman with the orange team writes:

Over this past weekend, I have hit a little road block. I have been fighting a fever since Friday. It has caused me to have almost no appetite and kept me out of the gym and unable to work out at home since Friday as well. I know this will pass soon, but I have worries about how far it is going to set me back on exercise.

Carole Walker with the blue team writes:

This past week our staff went through a low challenge course at the LSU UREC Sport and Adventure Complex as a part of our staff retreat. Not only was it a great learning experience, but the heat and humidity was almost unbearable so I wasn't sure how I would do. Well despite a sore ankle and shoulder, I did very well and didn't get tired through the entire 2 hour course. It's amazing how some experiences really help you realize that you are getting more and more fit each day. There was a time before I began this weight loss journey in which I would have had a hard time catching my breath doing some of the most simplest activities like walking up a flight of steps. With that being said, I just want to tell those who are struggling to lose weight or just even getting started, don't give up. Yes the process can be hard, slow and down right challenging at times, but your life is worth all the sweat, pain and tears. Whenever I felt like I couldn't accomplish something or overcome an obstacle my granny used to say to me, "Nothing beats failure but a try" and I remember that every time I want to through in the towel.

Anita Katzman with the yellow team writes:

I had some good news and some bad news from this past week. The good news is that I found out I'm down a pants size, which is a total of 3 sizes since we started Losing It. The bad news is I need to buy all new clothes. My frugal husband doesn't know if he's happy or stressed out about the whole thing.
  

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