Did you watch the season premiere of the Biggest Loser tonight? I admit that I'm an addict. In fact, if you read way back to the beginning on my blog, it was an episode of the Biggest Loser that spurred me to start my own weight loss journey. I watched Ashley, from season 9, get her RealAge with Dr H. Ashley was significantly more overweight than I was when I began my journey, but she's my age so it was a reality check. Her body thought she was 30 years older. 30 years. Nothing is worth giving away that much of my life.
But, I digress! Honestly, I'm not sold on the health benefits of the show. I believe that losing weight slowly and steadily is best for your body and makes you more likely to keep it off. But hey, I'm human and I like drama and watching people succeed.
Without giving away any spoilers, tonight's show made me think. A lot of the couples were parent-child this time around. It made me think of being a role model for my son. I don't want him to grow up with an unhealthy, overweight mother. I want him to be raised with a healthy lifestyle so that he has this as a foundation of the way things should be.
Role models can have a major impact on our lives, our choices, and how we see ourselves. Think of your role model and how he or she has affected your life.
Now think of yourself. Whether you know it or not, you are a role model to someone. How do you want them to see you? What can you do to make that happen?
When you lose weight, you are a role model to us all. You give hope to the people who are just starting their journeys that it can be done. You prove that with determination and willpower, that you can achieve whatever goal you put your mind to. And that's something to be proud of.
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