"Biggest Loser!" - what a name, huh? Well, believe it or not, my husband and I had never watched that tv show until last week - and I am so glad that we did! We were both blown away! We watched the recap of the 9 season winners (or losers as they call them) and then the next night we watched this year's premier episode. I was beyond moved to say the least.
Seeing all those precious people, so terribly overweight and defeated was heart breaking. The humility they displayed by making themselves so vulnerable in front of millions of people, reflected such desperation and courage. They all seemed to be crying out, "This is serious. Please help me. I don't want to live my life like this anymore." I mean it was almost more than I could take.
You see, I find an interesting irony in the name of the show, "biggest loser" because, I am convinced that we were all meant to be the "biggest winners" and live victorious and successful lives - meant to enjoy our lives fully. So, what in the world had so subtly seduced me into giving in to an "oh well" mentality or just not having the motivation to take or make the steps to be in good physical shape? I suspect that it has been an accumulation of many things. And, I would say that I am still contemplating and sorting through all of that. BUT (and no pun intended), in the meantime, and TRULY and ONLY by the grace of God, I feel compelled to do something about it now.
Blogging about this, for me is my version of making my own self vulnerable. And in a way, I am saying, "I don't want to live my life like this anymore." So, there you have it gang. If any of you feel the same, I hope you will jump on board with me. We can share and encourage one another by being transparent and vulnerable with one another. And, by doing that, we can inspire and cheer each other on to be the "biggest winners" we were all meant to be.
You know, I feel a lot of faith, fun and expectation of good in my heart and I would love nothing more than for you to partake and be a part of it with me. Let's take our bodies back, one pound at time! What do ya say?
Until tomorrow ~ sweet and slender dreams!