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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Why not YOU??

..From Jillian Michaels..a.k.a. Trainer in "The Biggest Loser."

She hits the nail on the head with this one.

"Life Lessons You Can Learn from 'The Biggest Loser'

It's no secret that I have my issues with reality TV. I hate the "Biggest Loser" eliminations. I loathe all the contrived story beats of temptations and challenges. The creative editing makes me utterly bananas and yet here I am, still on "Loser" going into a double season of 8 and 9!

Why? Because the goodness of the show always prevails. Because there are some lessons I have learned while working with my "Biggest Loser" contestants that I think are powerful enough to change the world. Here are some for you to ponder ...

1. Nothing Is Impossible

Let's face it: If I can take a person that is 400 pounds and get them into run-a-marathon shape in four months, we as human beings are capable of just about anything.

2. You Should Never Ask "Why Me"-Instead, Ask "Why NOT Me?"

Society—and sometimes even our own friends and family members—says you are arrogant and selfish if you want to be anything beyond the norm. Strive to become healthier or richer or more successful than average and it becomes a "Who do you think you are?" scenario. That is such a crock. <---This is SO true (coming from me, Demi).

The next time you feel less-than or undeserving of making a healthy change, ask yourself that question: Why not you?

On "Biggest Loser," my contestants learn to stop asking "Why me?" and ask this question: "Why not me?" Why not me get gorgeous, healthy and famous? Why not me fall in love? Why not me have the career of my dreams? And here is the best part: by putting themselves first for once, they change their lives, achieve their goals and inspire a nation. So, the next time you feel less-than or undeserving of making a healthy change, ask yourself that question: Why not you?

3. You Must Choose To Be Happy

Life will not always be easy. You won't always be happy. Things will go wrong that are unfair and totally out of your control, but ... you have a choice. You can choose to become a victim of these unfortunate events or you can choose to learn from them and grow.

A lot of the contestants on "Biggest Loser" have had very sad lives—some filled with tragedy, all filled with physical hardship. But the ones who succeed do so because they come to find a meaning and purpose in their struggles that propels them towards a beautiful rich fulfilling future.

Are you at a lifestyle or weight turning point? What choice are you going to make"?

In Him and Health-Demi


KC said...

AMEN! :)
That girl sure knows her stuff. I just got her new book "Master Your Metabolism". Talk about good information!

Christina said...

Good stuff! Thanks for posting this :0)