Happy fall. Kyle reminded me that it’s time to renew our website. Hard to believe almost a year has gone by since he built this site and then said “you can blog on it, mom.” I thought I would love to do that–once in a while. Yikes, I didn’t realize how obsessive I really am…but as Popeye said best, “I yam what I yam.”
Well Biggest Loser did not disappoint. Season 10 and still the show excites me and holds my interest in a way few others do. I liked that they added a new twist and took us, the viewers, across the country with them as they impacted SO many people while they scouted for contestants. It is amazing how EVERYONE has a story and most of them are way too sad. Losing parents, siblings, spouses, children– I guess any of those could be a really good reason to drown our sorrows in compulsive eating. Everyone medicates, somehow.
But every day we have a chance to start all over. How very brave of these people to be willing to go through the Biggest Loser process. From the “audition” to the finale, we know that this is one very, very tough journey! I loved that they kept the challenges relatively do-able. Far from easy, but land based and do-able. Of course it was sad to see someone eliminated in each city, but it IS a competition show. A competition TV show. As we watch we must remember it IS a TV show and not everything we see is exactly as it is.
One thing that is real is that these contestants must “do work,” as one contestant said. It was the expression her brother, who passed away from complications of being obese, used. “Do work.” I like it. “Excuses or results, you can’t have both.” These are the thoughts that must continue to play over and over again in our brains, if we are to be successful with weight loss or with ANYTHING! Over the next few months we are going to watch these people recreate themselves as a result of “doing work.” It’s easy to see how great looking some of these people are going to be when we see them again at the season finale.
Speaking of seeing them again, how great did some of those past season contestants look? I am so happy that Mike from season 7 is looking as fabulous as he is. He was my pick that season and he has blown me away with what a handsome, fit and poised young man he is. The others looked fantastic as well. I do wonder about all the others we DON’T see and know that many have put weight back on. It’s just a sad reality, but I will remain focused on those that continue to “do work.”
Jillian and Bob looked great, of course. Jane and I both immediately noticed that Jillian was still wearing those great sneakers from late last season. We love them! And Bob– I want to reach through the screen and give him a huge hug for mentioning THE CHINA DIET in his interview in American Fitness, last spring. Reading that one line changed my life so much and all for the better.
If you are trying to lose weight, there are many roads that you can take. If you want to lose weight, keep it off AND be healthy in your newer, thinner, skin there is really only one road…healthy eating and daily exercise. PERIOD. END OF SUBJECT. Stop looking for a magic bullet. I don’t know much about a lot of things, but of this I am certain.
Biggest Loser. It never fails to motivate me to be stronger in my own training and better at teaching and training others. The Biggest Loser is ALWAYS the Biggest Winner. Can’t wait to see them “do work,” next week at the ranch! How much work can you do between now and then?
Can’t wait to hear YOUR feedback on last nights episode. Today is the first day of fall, but it is also the first day of the rest of your life. Make it a great one. “Do work.” Then JUST SIT! Balance. Yin and yang. Peaceandfitness. The ebb and flow of life.