Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am a weight loss show addict - The Biggest Loser, X-Weighted, Thintervention... A new show comes on and I pounce on it. I don't know why. To me it's interesting, and inspirational, and if I can pick up tips here and there then it's useful.
One thing always stands out to me though. Participants seem to have a common thread. I very rarely hear people say "I saw myself getting bigger and bigger and didn't know what to do". What I do hear is a lot of "I woke up one day and I was just this big" or "All of a sudden I saw myself in a picture/the mirror/a shop window and I wondered who is that? is that me?" It's plausible in a way. Life happens. You put your head down and get on with it.
So I've decided to use this blinkered approach to my advantage and see if it works. I'm going to put my head down and get on with it. No constant weigh ins (I don't even own a scale!), no measurements, no looking in the mirror to check if what I'm doing is working, none of that. I'm going to eat right, wholeheartedly work out, live my life, have fun and then I want to be able to look up one day and feel, "I woke up one day and I was just this fit, muscled, amazing looking person".