Heidi and I have recently become huge fans of the show Biggest Loser. I had caught a few episodes on random occasions over the years but never really watched it until the last season when I decided to try it out.
I was instantly hooked and inspired by the show. Having struggled with my weight since I was about 14 I can relate to these people.
I was shocked to see women on the show who were just a big larger than me.
I am a true believer in getting to the reason behind the food issues. I know mine. I deal with them on a daily basis.
I eat because I am board. I eat because I am sad. I eat because I enjoy food.
I fully realize the year I started to struggle with my weight was the same year my life was turned upside down.
I know if I was on that show Jillian would yell at me for crying. Then she would turn into Nice Life Coach Jillian and make me explain to a national audience all of the reasons why I get sad. I know that everyone at home would cry. I know at the end of the week I would get on the scale and have lost 27 pounds.
But I am not going to be on the Biggest Loser. I am going to sit at home on Tuesday nights and watch and cheer and cry and laugh.
And be motivated.
I don't need the show. I have my own life coach. Her name is Heidi and she gets me through.
And she makes me laugh. Like the other night when I was laying on the floor in the living room after having done a bunch of sit ups. She had been downstairs and didn't know that I was done.
She walks over and says "put your knees up, let me stretch out your back."
Then she get right over my face and says "Ok! Let me see you do 100 sit ups! NOW! NOW! LET'S GO!"
I laughed so hard I cried. I didn't do any more sit ups but the gut wrenching laugh was better medicine than any sit ups would give me.
Thank you Heidi. Who needs Jillian when I have you?