March 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm , by Sonia Harmon
We’d like to welcome Ali Vincent, the winner of season five of The Biggest Loser, to the LHJ Ladies’ Lounge, where she’ll be blogging each week to recap the current season of the show, and sharing insight on her journey to healthy living.
It’s been three years since I became the first female to win The Biggest Loser, and what a journey it continues to be! The Biggest Loser is such a personal experience for not only the contestants on the show, but also for all of you watching from home. I think we have all been at different points in our lives where we think, “I can do this, I got this,” whether it has to do with your weight, your job, your relationship or another important part of your life.
In the beginning of any journey there is a lot of emotion because it’s unknown and uncomfortable, but it’s that nervous energy that helps get us going. Trust me, I was scared every week on The Biggest Loser campus. But I also remembered times in my life when I would be three months or 13 weeks into another diet and eventually I stopped producing results and started to check out. This time, I trusted in myself to push through any plateaus.
Some lessons are hard to learn, but the good news is that we continue to have opportunities to learn them. Last week we saw Kaylee come up against her three month wall of “I should know better by now.” And this week, Jennifer chose to call her loved ones and get a little pampering instead of spending time with her trainer. And while the results for each were different, the lesson was the same: your body will quit producing results if you become too comfortable or less present.
Can you get through a weight-loss plateau? Absolutely—by continuing to do what got you to this point, and that’s living outside of your comfort zone, mixing up your workouts, and switching up your calorie intake while staying present in every moment. I guarantee you will experience the lifestyle change you long for and will be living the life you love. Sometimes the lucky part of 13 is learning and recognizing the lesson from others.
I can’t wait till next week! -Ali
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