Alright so first let me apologize for my absence I haven’t written anything in a long time. The 15th season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser kicked off last night and with it I will again do weekly blogs with my take on the show. This season they are going with the theme of second chances. They added a special twist to this year by letting Bob, Jillian and Dolvett participate in the casting which I thought was a good touch. These guys have been doing this for years and if anyone can tell who is going to take this seriously and give their all its those 3.
There were 4 people who stood out in this years cast, the first being Ruben Studdard the former winner of American Idol. Ruben who was a large man back in his American Idol days checked in and was the biggest guy on the ranch at a whopping 462 pounds!! There was also Holly Mangold a former Olympic Weight lifter and the brother of NFL player Nick Mangold. Rachel who was a former Olympic level swimmer really comes off as a girl who is there to work and gets that this a second chance to have the life she was meant to have. The final cast member that really stuck out to me was David who is a widowed Dad who promised his wife that he would get in shape before she passed. David had an incredibly hard first workout and actually at one point ended up quitting his workout which was disappointing. After getting picked by Dolvett to be on his team David rebounded and lost 38 pounds in week 1 !!! I haven’t watched every single season of this show but that’s the most I remember by anyone in the first week.
Watching The Biggest Loser last night I was reminded what I love so much about this show, it truly is the most inspiring thing on television right now. Here are 15 people who are opening up their lives and showing the entire world what they look like. That is a strength that when I weighed over 400 pounds I did not have. I would lie to people about my weight and act like I didn’t struggle physically as much as I truly did. There was one lady in the interview process who admitted that she had been married for 8 years and was too ashamed to be completely naked around her husband! Now that’s an incredibly sad thing but I admire that lady so much for being able to admit that.
The theme of second chances really inspired me last night. I felt like I was given that second chance and lately I have not been taking advantage of it. Instead of doing the most I can , I got lazy and started using some things that have come up as excuses and The Biggest Loser reminds me to stop doing that. We can always say I can’t do this because “I don’t have the time” or “I’m just too busy” or ” No matter what I do I just can’t seem to lose weight” if you try hard enough you can always find a reason not too. The first thing The Biggest Loser teaches you is to stop thinking negatively and start thinking positively and thinking of what you can do instead of what you can’t do. YES I know that on the confines of the ranch filming a TV show it’s a lot easier to do that but the same principles can be applied to life outside of The Biggest Loser also.
Starting next week I’ll be blogging immediately after the show and my posts will be more about the actual show tonight than this weeks was. I look forward to another season of inspiring life change and to watch another group of people truly grasp the opportunity they are given , a chance to be happy and live the life they want!
See ya next week!