Ok this is one bandwagon that I have to jump on. I myself have always had a problem with shows like The Biggest Loser but have to also admit that I still watch. Is it for some kind of perverse reasoning? ..maybe. Or is it because I know what the contestants are going through and feel their pain and want to see the "remarkable" transformations.
As someone that has personally lost over 100 lbs (yo-yoing up and down 10 lbs), I know how hard it was to find the healthier me. Let me tell you it didn't happen over night and it sure as hell did not happen in a few months. My journey has been a long hard road that has taken several years and to be honest I wouldn't have done it any other way. Sure I'm not rail thin and don't fit into a size zero nor do I want to. I am a healthy 140 lb woman with curves and strength that most people are begging for. I cherish every curve I have and have accepted the fact that certain parts of me are still there for a reason and will probably be a part of me forever...and that's ok.
My biggest concern with the results of the latest season is that it seems to me that the most recent winner Rachel Frederickson is way to thin. In my opinion she has lost the weight too fast, I don't see how she could have possibly gained the knowledge or received the proper tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Especially since she doesn't look healthy now. might I also add that it is said that the camera adds pounds. I applaud her for taking action to find the healthier her. I just worry it may not last.
Ok I know I shouldn’t judge but I would be remiss if I did not at least express my take on it especially since I have been in her shoes to a certain degree. There is a difference between being healthy and looking healthy. Not only physically but emotionally.
In the New York Daily News article (attached below) Rachel is quoted as saying:
"I followed the advice and the support of the medical team on ‘The Biggest Loser,’
Boy do I believe that. It just made me sad yet hopeful. I hope and pray that the medical team also advised her that dropping 59.6% of her body weight was drastic. I also hope and pray that if she has learned something and that she takes some time and reflect on what she did or didn’t do to get the win.
No other race in Canada celebrates fitness, fun, and being a woman than the Sole Sisters Womens Race.
Sole Sisters Womens Race is an untimed race where you can walk or run and leave your watch at home. Its not about how fast you are or even how slow you are its about celebrating fitness fun with women that you love and is also a chance to meet new women that love new challenges.
I have been really humbled this past week when I found out that I was selected to be an Ambassador for the Sole Sisters Womens Race here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
I have been truly blessed to have found something that I extremely love doing. Even more blessed to be recognized by my peers for that very thing.
This years race is going to even more amazing than before. Not only will I be an ambassador, i will walk, I will run, I will train others to walk or run (2-3x per week) and I will volunteer in other ways to make sure that all my Sisters have an experience of a lifetime.
I mean what other race offers this:
- Chocolate Stops
- Water Stops
- A Hug Station
- A High Five Station
-Not to mention that everyone that participates gets an awesome finishers medal draped over her neck by a HAWT Fireman.
Then party your heart out at the after party to celebrate your victory of a goal met.
If you are fortunate enough to live in the Maritimes or anywhere in fact this is the thing to be doing on June 7th 2014.
I must say it is a bit surreal all o the attention that I have been getting. But i will also admit that I do it to help others. Sure its great that I am getting myself out there to help promote myself but I am also doing it to help and inspire others. Even if it only has a positive effect on just one then I have made a difference. and to that one person that makes a decision to take your life back today... You will do it, don't give up. It may get hard but it will be so worth it in the end.