Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TBL 8 & Goalsetting

Well, last night, the 8th season of The Biggest Loser premiered. I don't know about you, but man are Bob and Jillian swearing a lot in the gym or what? LOL. Not sure how motivating swearing at contestants is, but I guess it makes good tv. This season has the heaviest people to ever be on the show. The heaviest tops out at 476 lbs. They busted butt, and lost amazing numbers this first week, and Alexandra was the first to be booted off. The background and stories of some of these people really tug at your heartstrings. They are referring to this season as "A Second Chance", and that's exactly what it is. A second chance at life, health and happiness. I really encourage you to watch it for inspiration more than anything. Tuesday nights on NBC 8-10pm ET.

Just a little bit ago I read the new blog post from one of my online inspirations, Lauren, called "Be A Finisher!". It really struck me about how far off track I've become in regards to my health and wellbeing. When I went home for lunch today, I had received a letter from the fitness club about how they notice I haven't been utilizing my membership and were concerned, and offered a free consultation again. Between that, TBL starting up again, and Lauren's post about goals, it all hit home. I need to make those goals for myself again. I need to quit commenting on my weight, and pudge, and get back on track so I can feel the way I felt 2 years again when I dropped 30 lbs. I need to get to my weightloss goal. I need to feel good about myself again. I'm back to the old Cher that use to just criticize herself but never did a damn thing about it. I need to get back into the groove, start watching what I eat and exercising like I use to. I have to utilize the few days I DO have off work, and get to the gym, take a class when I can, and get that part back into the routine that is my life.

Just like Jillian says all the time about playing the victim. It's not an excuse anymore. I was playing the victim, using all the chaos in my life that was going on as an excuse for not taking care of myself, and that did was cause my health to suffer. There is nothing holding me back but me. I need to back to feeling good about myself. And like the TBL theme song says.. "What have you done today to make you feel proud?" Lately I really haven't, but I'm going to start feeling proud of myself again, and do what I set out to do.


  1. Cher, YES! You can do this! Sometimes you have to hit pretty low for that awakening again! You need to put your health first because without your health, well, nothing else is going to matter if it catches up with you!!!

    Get back to the gym. Make goals but make short & long term ones. Start with that short term ones & work from there. Don't overwhelm yourself so you get too stressed out at first! Take your baby steps!!

    What have I done today.. already worked out & still fighting the friggin age hormones as I discussed in my post today.

    Do it lady.. you can!!!

  2. Sometimes we just need a break. You can take a step back, see what makes you feel better, and then make small manageable steps to get there.

    Congrats on finding your motivation!

  3. I'm right there with you! I've been slacking off as well. Starting again can sometimes be harder than starting the first time, but you know what? You can do it ^_^


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