Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Work-Out Wednesday - Biggest Loser's Back!!
The cardio circuit work-out Monday night was rough. They seem to be increasing in difficulty - which is a good thing. There was lots of ab work, some jumping on a mini-trampoline, and A LOT of cardio. I was dripping sweat by the end of the first rotation - but pushed my way through two more rounds. Half-way through, I started having boot camp flash backs when I heard one of my work-out partners yelling "push yourself!" and "make it count". She sounded so much like my dearly missed Jillian. It really made me realize how much I'm missing boot camp. It's so hard to see the Facebook updates from the current boot camp - I so wish I could be there...especially with the competition I'm doing.
Speaking of which, I was so happy that last night was the season premiere of Biggest Loser 10. The show couldn't of come back on at a better time. I've watched the past two seasons of Biggest Loser, and the last season really helped motivate me to push myself on my journey. Mike, from season 9, lost over 250lbs! He started out being the heaviest contestant in Biggest Loser history, and when he started he could barely walk. By the end of the show, he was HOT!! He really dedicated himself to losing the weight - and watching him gave me such inspiration and that "if he can do it, so can I" attitude. Watching the premiere last night really gave me a burst of motivation. It seems like every contestant this season has a very emotional story - lots of tragedy - and there were several times during the two hours of watching the show that I was drying my eyes. I usually get weepy watching the final shows each season, but watching the first show and crying - that's new for me. It was the first time that I really felt this overwhelming burst of emotion seeing other people who were in my shoes not so long ago. I was really able to connect with them, know how they were feeling, and it really made me want to work harder. On a positive note, I realized that it was the first time I'd ever watched the show and actually weighed LESS than every contestant. Last season, there were several people that weighed less than I did when they first started. It was really a confidence boost for me, seeing some of the contestants weigh in and then thinking - wow, I was that heavy 6 months ago or I was that heavy a year ago - look how far I've come!
All in all, I feel that now that Biggest Loser 10 is on - my fighting spirit will kick into overdrive. I know it sounds strange that I need a TV show to help motivate me. I don't need the show - but it sure does help. Two years ago, I watched that show thinking "wow, I wish I could be on that show, there's no way I can lose weight on my own". Hearing some of the contestants utter those very words last night pulled at my heart. I used to think that I would never have the motivation, the willpower, or the drive to lose weight on my own, and look at me now! When I'm 100lbs lighter, I will declare "I did this!" I can then confidently tell people that they don't have to get wrapped up in the "there's no way I can do it on my own" attitude - because they can do it...just like I did.
Till next time. ;)