Give Losing Weight One More Shot

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  1. BossyMommy says:

    I think I’m glad you’re no Suzanne Somers. You’d look funny in a skirt. Excellent words of wisdom, as always, my dear.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Spoken from the heart and the experience!

    I forwarded it on to my niece who is in the process of trying again, and to my sister who I wish would try again. I am also trying again and it was your challenge of you not giving in to poor eating on weekends that made me try-and I have dropped several pounds since.

    Give it a go Tyler-often it is seeing the success of someone who has done it that is much more inspiring.

  3. Janey says:

    I like it. You have something a lot of trainers don’t – you’ve been in all of your team’s shoes. Granted there are some trainers that have lost weight, maybe even a lot of weight, but when most of them talk about being overweight, they are talking 10-20 lbs. While someone who has 100 lbs to lose appreciates the help that trainer can offer, there is always that voice that says “that person has never been overweight like me – they can’t really understand what I’m going through”. You, however, are relatable to so many people . Look how many people you have motivated and inspired without even meeting them – you’ll be a great leader in person. Don’t sell yourself short!

  4. Cory says:

    I like it…. and it’s sincere. Good job!

  5. I agree with Janey!

    I think it was fantastic..sure inspired and motivated me.

    Also, to have someone that has been in your shoes..that speaks volumes!

    Lastly, you said “I think you actually have to know things to lead a team and give people helpful advice, which pretty much excludes me.” Well…you didn’t accomplish what you’ve accomplished by not knowing things! 🙂 Oh, and an extremely successful blog? I think you MORE than qualify to lead a team and give people helpful advice!

    This sounds like a great opportunity for you and anyone on your team would be extremely blessed to be there.

  6. Megan says:

    If you were Suzanne Somers you’d be selling a 50-pill-per-day miracle cure – so I’m glad you’re sticking with being true to you. 🙂 Your speech is really motivating just on paper, so I’m sure you’re going to blow them away when you’re actually delivering it in person. Keep motivating people. You’re great at it, and I think it’s what will keep the spark in you alive and thriving.

  7. TwMi says:

    Very well written, I couldn’t think of a better way to say it, and that’s what I say to myself day in and day out, “Look what Tyler did, you can do that too! Don’t give up!” Keep on motivating
    us Tyler!

  8. Denise says:

    I think it’s PERFECT! Trainers want to help you increase your LBM. Folks who are overweight need so much more. They need sound nutritional advice rather than cut carbs and take these supplements/protein shakes, they need exercise programs that work for them rather than 6 sets of no pain, no gain and they need to find a way to unlock that emotional component that is keeping them from getting on the path to better health and STAYING on it! If you don’t find what is blocking you, it will pull you back every time!

  9. Amy says:

    sounds great! NICE

  10. Vinny says:

    Sounds great Tyler! Wish my gym would hold one of those biggest loser competitions. Sounds like a fun time.

  11. Joann says:

    It is very motivational, Tyler. You’re on the right track. And even better, you’ve been there and now you’re here. If you can help them to get their minds focused and lead them to not only exercise, but learn about nutrition and portions and processed foods, they will be on their way to a healthier lifestyle. You have motivated so many people here. Now maybe it’s time for you to branch out a bit!

  12. Lori Lynn says:

    I really like it, very inspiring and motivating! 🙂 Thanks for the post.

  13. miriad says:

    I like it! Very heartfelt and honest. Hopeful. You’d inspire me. 🙂

  14. Jill says:

    It would definitely keep my attention. Lots of people think they can’t lose weight, and they’ll be shocked to learn they’re not the only ones.

  15. Karen says:

    I think you rock. That’s what I think.

  16. Super motivating, Tyler. I think your personal been-there-done-that experience will speak to people more than anything else!

  17. Sounds good to me. Straight from the heart, no B.S. And, you’ve got the proof!

  18. beej says:

    Pretty much perfect. The only thing to make it better? Use it in real life to motivate the team you lead. You’ll be a great trainer/supporter!

  19. chewpoo says:

    Never give up! Who knows,this time it may work! Great advice Tyler!

  20. Ms Mel says:

    I like it…and glad you’re not Ms. Sommers or you’d be doing Thigh Master commercials that run on mid-night TV instead of inspiring those you can see in person.

  21. Lisa says:

    Sounds good! Weight loss is easy when you stick with it and actually TRY. But sitting on your bum wishing the weight off never did anything….I have several friends who would rather complain about their weight than actually do something about it. That desire to change has to come from them…I have oodles of advice, I’ll even work out with ya but if you’re not trying 100% of the time, it won’t work!

  22. Tara says:

    It made me want to cry because it spoke to my heart.

    It made me want to go to the gym because it spoke to my body.

    It made me want to never give up because it spoke to my soul.

    I’d say pretty damn fine speech right there!

  23. Tina says:

    Suzanne Somers? You mean she’s no Tyler the Tank!
    It sounds great, and it’s all true so that’s awesome right there. I hope you do get to be a team leader. I think you’d be great!

  24. Ninabi says:

    If I heard that from a team leader, I’d take notice.
    Travel advice is best taken from those who have made the journey. You have- and you’d be the best person to ask when somebody trying to lose weight gets discouraged at times.

    It’s a really good talk- I liked the part about the voice inside that keeps people from reaching their goals. Dang, you know, you could become a motivational speaker as a second job. Seriously.

    (We bought an elliptical. And we’re using it. You are right- not fun but the effort is worth it.)

  25. ohtobelessme says:

    Tyler: OMG!!! It is like you are talking directly to me. These are the same things I think/feel most of the time…except for this time. I am actually starting to believe it is possible and just doing it. Something has happened deep down inside and I am blaming you partly, or maybe mostly. I just wished that I lived near you to really take advantage of all you have to offer….you are greatness!!

  26. Mercedes says:

    it made me weepy….you motivate loads of people everyday through your personal experience through your blog….you have team leader written all over you!

  27. says:

    Very inspiring post Tyler. You’d make a great trainer!

  28. Wesanda says:

    I loved it… Just want is needed to help others with their weight loss motivation… Let’s get it…

  29. Katie says:

    It’s fantastic…it made me tear a little (it could have something to do with the fact that I just had a rude awakening at a physical fitness test with a gym I joined yesterday.) You have done a fabulous job and you should be very proud!!

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