I made a decision last month, that once again that I would like the Biggest Loser Resort for my Christmas present. I knew I wanted to go back in April but for 2 weeks this time. Knowing how popular going there is, I knew I would have to be wait listed for the weeks I wanted to go. Sure enough that was the case. I told my husband, give them my cell phone number to call and I kept it on 24 hours a day. I almost missed out on the first call because it was early morning for me and being a DJ I prefer shut eye when they called. I took the area code and quickly googled it to realize it was Fitness Ridge calling me. I called them back and luckily they hadn't moved on yet to the next person waiting. Only one week was available, but I was confident I would get another call at some point. My second call came on December 26. I was ecstatic to get both my weeks. So it is now official that I am once again counting down to the Biggest Loser Resort. I will be at Fitness Ridge in Utah the last 2 weeks of April.
I am extremely blessed to be going back again just one year after my first trip. I sit here before you after a very trying 2010. From the beginning of this blog, I weighed in at just under 200 pounds, in a size 18/20. Today I sit here a size 12, one size bigger than when I left the Resort.
I sometimes feel we are given challenges to keep us humble. From the beginning of summer till now, I have run in to many stumbling blocks. I have been under great stress, so bad that I started to see changes in my health. I had the sound of a truck rumbling in my right ear, and I am certain my stresses caused them. My weight started changing with a lack of exercise and even my food didn't matter much to me. What a far cry from where I started in late January. It is easy to let your troubles in life take over and make you ignore what is important most, YOU and YOUR HEALTH.
For me it's always been easy to go back into the mode I was raised on. I've been having a bad time with things lately, so its time to have a meal or snack that satisfies me. Its not even like I am consciously thinking about it at the time, its just "habit". I skinned my knee, I got a cookie. Kids were cruel at school, mom made something good to eat. Whatever the case, I find myself going back to habits I grew up on. Habits like that never die inside you, but lay dormant. I think that is why I have often had the yo-yo affect.
So as I confess to you that I have gained back weight, I also profess to you. I will once again be getting myself ready for my upcoming trip to Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge, with weight loss, exercise and a constant check on my eating.
What will make 2011 different than the years before is getting to the "head" of it. I am going to work on the habits that have caused me failure my entire life, reminding myself, that eating right and exercise are the greatest gifts I can give myself and my family.
So if you have fallen like me, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start again. And try and keep your dormant habits in check so you can have great success along with the good health it provides.