Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Smallest Winner

A number of people have been motivated to lose weight while watching the TV show, The Biggest Loser.

That's a great thing!

I haven't watched every episode, but have tuned in from time to time.

The amount of weight loss is amazing.

It's crazy to see folks lose up to 1/2 of their body weight in 3-4 months through diet and exercise alone.

Success can be achieved without having to undergo a gastric reduction procedure (yahoo!)!

Most of us watching, however, don't have the same dramatic results.

But give yourself some credit. You're trying to lose weight in a real life setting. I'm a family man. I know it's not easy. Consider yourself to be the Smallest Winner.

The folks on the show are:

1. Removed from their families and other life stressors (being a husband/father/wife/mother, doing dishes, taking out the trash, walking the dog, paying bills, doing housework, doing yard work, working, eating on the run, getting kids to activities, dealing with health issues within the family, etc) and sent to a remote facility.

2. Given personal coaches who guide daily work-out routines and supply daily motivation.

3. Educated and re-educated on diet. It takes a lot of education to master many nutritional concepts and to apply them in all settings (eating at home, eating out, eating on the run, snacking, etc).

4. Given the added incentive of becoming "famous."

Try to stay motivated despite not being on a TV show. Any success is a good thing. If you fall off track one day, get back on track the next. If you can afford a gym, join one. Seeing others working out can be motivating and a lot of facilities offer free training and dietary/nutritional classes. Commit to improve the over-all health habits of everyone in the family. Learn and re-learn about nutritional concepts.

Eat less and exercise more.

Come on, why not start today?

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