Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Why I will miss Jillian

WOO WOO!  Only one week to go until The Biggest Loser comes back!  I'm not too excited or anything...SYKE!  I totally am.  I miss it so much.  Tuesdays are my FAVORITE days because of it.

If you don't watch it, then shame on you!  You should. It is the best show on TV. I will admit, that I did not watch the first three seasons because I was mortified at the idea of a weight loss show.  I didn't want to look at myself, let alone a bunch of fat strangers.  Let's face it, that's not the only reason.  I didn't want to watch people making such a dramatic change in their lives when I couldn't do it myself.

When did I start watching?  When I started making the changes in my own life.  It was a great motivator and educator.  You will learn about nutrition, muscles, health issues, and many tips to get you through the temptation.  So if you are reading this and wanting to start those changes I suggest watching this show.  Tuesdays on NBC.  Now is the time to start.  Next week we will meet all of the contestants when they are first arriving on the ranch. We will learn their stories and you will most likely identify with at least three of them. If you are anything like me, you will need to keep the tissues close.  I cry for just about the first hour.  I see my former fat self in every one of them.  At first they are sad tears.  But, they become tears of joy because these people are about to embark on such a wonderful journey.

First, I should say that when they have their weigh in at the end of the episode they will be losing incredible numbers of weight.  Think about it.  They have been abusing their bodies for years.  This is like detoxing. You will be amazed at how much your body can react when you treat it right.

Second, don't be sad at the end of the episode when they have to send someone home.  They are all winners. That's what is so great about this show.  Even if they aren't the winner of the money, they are changing their lifestyle.

Now this year will be a little different.  Bob Harper (will you marry me?) will still be there, but Jillian Michaels has left the show.  Their will also be two new trainers.  As much as I love Bob, I will miss Jillian VERY much.  She's a hard-ass on the contestants, but she also works with them to delve into WHY they let themselves get that way.  Her mother is a therapist and she worked so hard with so many of the contestants who had mental blocks. 

Let's face it, you don't get that big by accident.  And you obviously don't like youself.  So just losing the weight once is no guarantee that you will keep it off.  You need to get to the root of the problem and deal with it.  For some it's depression.  Others it is the loss of a loved one.  And still others, it is abuse of some kind.  You need to deal with the mental issues and with the physical.  It's will only make you stronger in the long run.

So get excited for this new group of brave souls who will bare themselves to the country.  I guarantee you will be moved and inspired.  And if you're like me, you will be lifting weights or using the step during the whole episode.  It's quite motivating.

And feel free to email me.  I could talk about this show all day...if only NBC would pay me.  I'm free advertising.  haha.

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