Biggest Loser…Ohio Style
Here in my little town, we don’t have any ‘big name’ gyms. We have one Curves and one Community Center with a nice gym access. They have a free weights room, and the other kind of weights room (the not-free-weights-ones) I forget what that’s called.
Anyways, I called the Community Center to find out if they have personal trainers to help me get a boost on my weight lifting routine. I have a full set of whatever I would need in our basement, but just to get me going, I wanted to have a trainer and get a jump on my routine that way. They don’t have trainers.
Starting February 20th they are having a 6 week ‘Biggest Loser’ challenge for our area. There will be prizes for the top 3 men and top 3 women who lose the most (I’m not sure if it’s just weight or inches, or BMI - don’t know what the measure will be). Seeings how I’m kinda sucking right now, I know I will have a big loss my first week of doing the challenge.
We have our first weigh-in on Feb. 20th. Total access to the gym during these 6 weeks, a nutritionist to help us along, every Tuesday night there is a class to help with whatever struggles we’re having, etc. All for $35.00 for the 6 weeks.
I signed up today. I’m SO freaking psyched. I can’t wait. My neighbor is a daily visitor of the gym ( I think I mentioned here before he’s a weight lifter and has helped me quite a bit on things )…so I’m going to see if he’ll give me some training before the challenge starts so that I can make the most of the gym time when I go.
I feel a bit intimidated by gym atmospheres. I don’t like feeling like someone could be watching me - almost more-so if it’s a woman. I feel worse about myself when there’s a woman there to ‘compete’ with…more self-esteem issues I guess.
I’m throwing all my low self-esteem/worth/crap to the wind and I’m going to succeed. I want to be THEE top loser for the area. I can’t wait to see what I can do.
on February 6th, 2007 at 4:10 am
Hey Lisa, don’t know if you remember me, but i posted a comment here a few days ago…. I’m the reader from the tiny country in Europe :)
Anyway, it’s great to have a challenge like that. I think it’ll encourage you to go through with the workout and programme because of the competition. So whats the prize? ;)
I totally understand what you mean when you say you’re intimidated by the atmosphere at gyms. I felt like that too at first, but later on i noticed that most of the people don’t care about how you look or what you do there, cause they’re focused on their own body and workout, and frankly thats the way it should be right?
Good luck for the challenge and keep us posted
on February 6th, 2007 at 7:10 pm
Wow lucky you. This is just the kind of help and support you need. Don’t be self concious.
on February 7th, 2007 at 10:16 am
Congrats on signing up and good luck with the challenge.
on February 8th, 2007 at 2:30 pm
Good luck with the challenge…I know you can do it!