I adore the Biggest Loser. It kills me when it is not on over the summer, and I am grateful that it has returned this week. It is simply the most inspiring thing out there when it comes to weight loss motivation. Now, unfortunately, thus far I am and have remained one of those people that sits on my butt watching it, feeling inspired on the inside, but not doing anything about my own achievement needs on the outside. Season after season I've told myself "I'm going to lose weight while they do", and yet each season as the finale approaches I watch the girls get skinny and awesome and I stay the same.
I do believe that anyone can do it, I really do. I also believe that it is technically possible to do it at home, at a more human pace, while juggling a real life. **However. ** I also believe that most or all of those contestants were primarily able to find this success because of the catalyst of starting on the show, and being forced to get it going, thereby feeling good about the early success and having something to build on. THAT is where I struggle. Fortunately, I am not nearly big enough to be on the show, although I do have a significant amount of weight to lose. But if there was ever any way to actually take a piece of time out of my regular life to start the focus and introspection process, and to have a beloved Bob or Jillian give me a ferocious workout that would make me feel strong and proud of myself and help give me the drive to get that giant ball rolling and keep it rolling, it would be a dream come true.