Last night was the debut of “Losing it” with Jillian Michaels. I was both excited and a little afraid to watch. Excited, because if the show was good it would fill the void left by the end of this season’s Biggest Loser. I am an inspirational junkie and crave the motivational high that the Biggest Loser provides each week. Afraid, because there was definitely potential for the show to be corny and just downright bad. I’ve said it before, I have not always been a big fan of Jillian, however, her methods work and she genuinely seems to have her clients’ best interests in mind when she’s yelling and bringing them to tears :). Plus, I love the 30 day Shred – she rocks that workout.
The verdict: I really enjoyed “Losing It”. What did I like about the show? I liked the fact that Jillian was able to help one family face some of the problems at the root of their unhealthy lifestyles. You know, those unsaid things and unmet needs that make us reach for food instead of love. Those things that make us choose sitting in front of the TV for hours, instead of getting up to go for a walk, and contribute to us not loving ourselves enough to make the changes we need.
My favorite quotes from last night’s show:
I don’t just walk in and you get healthy. I’m not a freakin’ genie. ~JM
Father: I like to eat until I’m satisfied.
Jillian: So what you’re telling me is that you are never satisfied because you never stop eating.
Trying is planning to fail. ~JM
Why are you choosing failure, when you can choose success. ~JM
You’ve been to the bottom, why not go to the top. ~JM
Final verdict…who could not love the fact that Jillian helped one family realize that their belief that, “food is our glue” was wrong. Food is not their glue, love is. Yes, I definitely got my inspirational high.
And now onto other inspirational things…
the Mystery Gift Winner for May is…
Erica at Fashion Meets Food!
Congratulations! Erica worked out every day for 31 days – what were you thinking?! Kidding, that is really quite an accomplishment and so is finishing your first 5k yesterday. You are on a roll! The winner of the May Gold Star Challenge, a.k.a, “No Excuses”, was promised a mystery gift and here it is: A Biggest Loser (because I know you like the Biggest Loser) “Green” water bottle and Biggest Loser Whey Protein Powder (I love this stuff!). Cheers!!!
I end today’s post with the biggest message from last night’s “Losing It”.
P.S. What about the Gold Star Challenge for June? Jimmy and I have something planned. It will involve a little B-I-N-G-O and exercise, so be sure to keep posting your workouts and I will give you your gold stars (I will have everything up and running by Saturday, at the latest).