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How Oprah is Going to Lose the Weight

By | Behavior Change, Cardio Workouts, Core Training, MamaTone, Mindset, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Yesterday’s Oprah was simply amazing!  One of the best Oprah shows I have seen, so good, I watched it twice.  Oprah is kicking off a 5 day “Best Life” theme, were she has experts in various health topics.  Yesterday’s show was with Bob Green, her trainer, and a very intimate look into Oprah’s life.  She was very honest with herself and with her viewers about her frustrations with “letting herself go” and not “living life” instead only existing.  For Oprah, 2009 is the year she makes time for herself and “loves herself.”  I love her message and is the message that I preach to moms everyday.  You must make time for yourself and take care of yourself.  So many moms are like Oprah, always giving of themselves, they have a servant’s heart.  But, even a servant’s heart, if not properly taken care of will become worn out and fatigued, and they lose their zest for life.

Are you worn out?  Have put everyone elses needs before your own?  Have you given yourself “Mom time” of late? If not, I challenge you to make that time for yourself.  Take time to exercise, to eat right, to get enough sleep, to get pampered, to spend time with your girlfriends talking about things other than kids, take time alone with your husband.  When you take time for yourself, you will become a happier healthier you!

So how is Oprah going to go from over 200 lbs to a much lighter weight (she doesn’t have a goal weight, but rather wants to be strong and healthy)?  Oprah is FINALLY going to do what I have been pleading moms to do for the past 7 years!  She is going to do much less slow cardio and more weights!!!!  I just about jumped off the couch when she said “I am going to focus more on resistance training this year!”  Ahh finally, I hope that one sentences will cause millions of moms to overcome their hesitation to weight train.

Oprah’s weight loss plan is to lift 6 days a week, splitting her body up into groups.  Chest/tris one day, back/biceps/shoulders another day, and legs another day.  She will rotate between these three splits.  On top of that, she will do 30 min of aerobics everyday.  She demonstrated that cardio should be intense enough that it is possible to carry a conversation on, but very unpleasent and hard to do.  This is generally consistent with an intensity level of 70% of a persons max heart rate.

Oprah’s weight loss diet is very simple… she says the key is planning out every meal and knowing what you are going to eat for the week.  She has every meal and snack written out on a chart, and then eats the same menu each week.  Her diet consists of lean proteins, lots of veggies, some complex carbs, and some healthy fats.  hmm have you heard that before from somewhere 🙂

What I think about the plan:

Overall I am extremely pleased with Oprah’s weight loss plan and am sure that if she follows it she will be in amazing shape!  There are a few things Read More