Has moved here…for today. I know I mentioned yesterday that Ali had won The Biggest Loser this season, and since she’s the first woman, and most of US are women, I thought it might make a good blog topic for this week. Ali started TBL at 234 pounds.
April 16: Ali Vincent, who shed 112 pounds to become the first-ever female winner of weight-loss competition “The Biggest Loser,”
For those of you how haven’t ever watched the show, teams of women and men (in this case couples ranging from best friends to perfect strangers) work like dogs to lose lots of weight. This year was interesting in that they seemed to have more younger people on-folks in their early to mid-twenties and I remember PC Cast saying at the DARA conference during her workshop (what we all already know) that our kids are the most overweight kids EVER. E-VER! In the past it’s always seemed like the mid-30 housewives and dads….not those 20-somethings (and I’ll admit I’ve got a child whose weight I worry about A LOT).
So anyway, one of the reasons I watch is because it’s inspiring. And sometimes you need inspiration to keep going. You need to see that average people CAN lose weight, (granted in a commando style setting with trainers and lots of help with stuff like…oh FOOD), but they’re average joes and jills who have fought all the same struggles we’ve fought with our weight and dealt with a lot of the same health issues we’ve dealt with losing weight with good old fashioned sweat (and a helping hand). And a lot of it goes into believing that you can…
Here I wanted to write a little about goals and mindset. Kelly and Ali both worked incredibly hard. They were both underdogs in many ways. They both REALLY wanted the win the Biggest Loser. Both of them had a single minded obsession with being the first girl biggest loser. At the end of the day though I think one thing made Ali rise above Kelly. I suppose we could say that Kelly had a back problem and it held her back. That may or may not be true. However, Ali binged on frozen yogurt so they both had their setbacks and problems.
What made the difference, IMO was mindset. Kelly wanted it badly. She always said: â€œI really want to be the first girl biggest loser.â€ â€œI have a shot at being the first girl biggest loser,â€ but she never fully claimed it as hers.
About midway through the season Ali Vincent stood up and said to a room full of her competitors, â€œIâ€™m going to be the biggest loser.â€
Do you watch? Does it inspire you? If not, what does? And how do you keep your mindset? How do you keep pushing forward through the deadlines that mean lots of sitting, PMS that makes you want to binge, hectic kid’s schedules etc etc ad nauseum?