So, I was watching the Biggest Loser this week and I noticed that Bob and Jillian spent a lot of time talking with the "final four" about integrating back into life at home. The contestants were all talking about how hard it was to be back home with all the responsibilities and temptations that they had been able to avoid while on the ranch.
While I've always thought how wonderful it would be to go to the Biggest Loser ranch and have personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors and all that fabulous exercise equipment at my disposal (not to mention losing insane amounts of weight in just three months), I realized that I have a huge advantage over the Biggest Loser contestants: I can figure out how to make it all work as I go!
By the time I reach my weight loss goals, I should have a pretty good handle on fitting exercise in with daily life, though I'm still trying to find that right balance right now. I hate getting up early, but I know if I don't, the possibility of me not working out on any given day increases greatly. I'd prefer to get up about 9:00 or 9:30, at the earliest, to workout, but if I do that we're so late starting school that it makes the day seem so long.
By the time I reach my weight loss goals, I should have figured out how to handle the foods that I allow in my house and those that tempt me when I'm out -- one of the hardest aspects to weight loss besides consistency, I think. I should have worked my way through figuring out what kind of support I need from friends and family...and being able to tell them.
I can see where The Biggest Loser ranch would be an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I can also see where I can make my own advantages. I've realized that the people on the show aren't doing anything that I can't do, though I might have to work a little harder or dig a little deeper to learn how to make the changes on my own. It's nice, though, to be able to see the advantages of losing weight at home.