On Tuesday’s The Biggest Loser, there were many important life lessons that I feel compelled to share.
The show is about real people facing dramatic issues. Of course it’s about their issues of being obese; but as well, it’s about the participant’s journey toward self-discovery, recovery, their appreciation of how obesity restricted not only themselves but their loved ones as well, and how they learn to incorporate new techniques including better nutrition, eating habits, exercise, and motivation into their way of life.
This is very telling:
“After Michelle and Phil fell into the water, it was only Renee left. She knew she had to carry the Black team to victory as the Blue team sat on the sidelines, hoping and praying she'd fall in the water. That did not happen. Renee completed the remaining trips around the ring and got the Black team to 25 first.
Bob was disappointed to hear that his Blue team had lost miserably to the Black team in the challenge. They kept making up excuses, but he didn't want to hear them. Bob didn't want his team to focus on the prizes from the challenge he wanted them to focus on the feeling of winning .”
In real life, the challenge isn’t money or fame or even prizes.
It’s about gaining better health.
It’s about learning how you can adapt to new circumstances and challenges as you try and lose weight.
It’s as much about your mental, psychological, and emotional process as it is about running for 6 hours.
It’s about you being the Biggest Winner.
As it became clear from this challenge, Renee, an overweight mother who came to the show alienated with and from her overweight, daughter, ended up totally surprising herself not only because she won the challenge—but precisely because she learned something she didn’t know about herself—that she could dig deep down within herself and literally do things she didn’t know that she was capable of.
I’m sure you’re asking so how and what does that have to do with a way of life?
It’s simple. As you progress and keep constant in your dedication to physical fitness, better nutrition, and a healthy attitude, your body, mind, and emotional state will, without question, change.
Now, it’s up to you to go from the Biggest Loser to the Biggest Winner, because
It’s about a healthy lifestyle!