This week's blogging topic for #FitnessFriday is "Inspiration." Who inspires you? Who is your fitness hero? Why? What have you learned from the person or people who inspire you?
I have to say, when I first started my fitness journey in February 2010, I hadn't watched The Biggest Loser before. And so, when I first saw it at some point after my health journey start date, I was intrigued. Hooked. Loved Jillian Michaels in particular.
The way she's portrayed to get to the bottom of the contestants' life issues -- no nonsense, no bullcrap, no excuses. She's sympathetic to a degree, but won't allow the contestants to wallow. She digs deep in to their truth and helps them rebuild their confidence, which in turn fuels their fire to take better care of themselves, to treat themselves better and to find the drive to really believe in themselves.
She's been down the weight loss road. She's walked the walk. When I learned her story, I was inspired even further to dig deep through my issues, and though I haven't lost weight nearly as quickly as any of the Biggest Loser contestants, I much prefer the slow and steady, this-weight-will-stay-off route anyhow. But, I feel like I can identify with Jillian so much... I have that fiery passionate side that she shows so often. I have that within me as well and I'd love to help more and more people believe in themselves enough to achieve their goals. She is helping people in such a BIG way. I admire that. I'd love to emulate that, but with my own personal twist of course. :)
Bob Harper too. I realized after sticking with Jillian's workouts for so long, I needed a change of pace (not to mention Bob Harper's workout DVDs were on a hugely discounted sale at the time!), so I bought up a bunch of his workouts. WOW! I found that I really love his instruction and workout style too!
They have such differing styles, yet they complement one another so well, and so I get something different but great out of each of their workout DVDs.
I recently updated my website's store to reflect some of my favorite products: specifically, workout DVDs (of course, heavy on the Jillian and Bob DVDs), equipment, books and foods. Check them out by clicking here!
And so I shall keep this week's blog post short and sweet...... I know, quite the change from last week, right?! As always, if I can help you in any way... motivation, accountability, product recommendation, advice, tips... anything... just let me know! Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.
Have a GREAT weekend!
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