Give Losing Weight One More Shot
I was driving home from the gym last night practicing the speech I would give to my Biggest Loser team. Anne (owner of my gym) briefly mentioned a while ago that it might be a good idea for me to be a team trainer of a group this fall. It would by job to motivate my team, train with them, and try to get them to lose the most weight, much like you see on The Biggest Loser television show.
I’m not sure if it will come to fruition. I think you actually have to know things to lead a team and give people helpful advice, which pretty much excludes me. But, if offered to be a team leader (and do the required classes/training that comes along with it), I’d definitely accept the challenge.
Last time I went to watch one of The Biggest Loser sessions at Hampton Hill (my gym) the trainers said a few opening words to the entire group. Last night I was thinking about what I would say if I were one of them.
I’d say something a little like this:
My name is Tyler and I lost nearly 150 pounds in about 16 months. Before I lost nearly 150 pounds, I had never lost anything before. In probably dozens of attempts to lose weight, I had never lost more than a few pounds. I’m sure most of you are the same. You’re probably sitting here just going through the motions: you bought some new workout clothes, some fancy shoes, and membership to a nice gym. You thought you’d signup to The Biggest Loser to help you lose some weight.
But there’s something inside of you. It’s always been there. It’s telling you that you’ve done this charade all before. It’s telling you that you can’t lose weight and that you’ve failed countless times before to lose 10/50/150 pounds and you’ll fail this time too. Soon enough your running shoes will be traded for a remote and a bag of Cheetos, and you’ll be right back where you started ten times before. You’re not supposed to be healthy, it’s nagging you, you’ve already decided the path you’d take in life.
I’m saying it’s wrong. Ignore it. This time is different.
Nothing is ever accomplished until it’s accomplished. Just like past performance doesn’t guarantee future success, your past failures don’t guarantee that you’ll fail forever. I’m a living, breathing example. I lived my life like a trainwreck until I was a walking heart attack, failing countless attempts to lose weight. I was 344 pounds in January of 2009 until I just thought: “maybe I should give losing weight one more shot?”
January of 2009 was my time. This is yours. If you make a plan to lose weight and stick with it, you won’t fail. I guarantee you will lose weight.
I’ll help you.
I mean, I’m no Suzanne Somers, but what do you think?