If you don’t already know, I am currently CRAZY about Jillian Michaels. She is America’s Toughest Trainer, and has been on The Biggest Loser show. ‘Losing It With Jillian’ is special because she has just 5 days with each family to turn their lives around. It’s more than just a weight-loss program, it’s a life transformation program! To me, this is an amazing show!
Episode one: Jim and Family
Definitely watch if you can identify with these: Food obsession, yo-yo weight, had gastric bypass but failed or still feel like a fat person inside, emotional eating after a death in the family, couples without open line of communication.
Soundbites: “Don’t try. Trying is planning to fail”, “Don’t try, do!”
Episode 2: Debra and her two young kids
Watch if you can identify with: being a single parent, sudden death of spouse.
“You deserve more than this!”, “If you want more, you have to give more”, “Failure is not an option”, “When you’re stuck on the couch, when you’re feeling like you can’t do it, you can do it”.
I love the part when Debra tries to explain that she’s fat ‘cos she has never learnt how to exercise and Jillian retorts with something along the lines of “Can you walk?” 😀
Episode 3: Ruth and 3 children
Ruth got a divorce she never saw coming, had ovarian cancer, and lost her job.
Ruth hoards stuff, has anger management issues and is overweight. One daughter has trust issues because her father broke her trust by walking out on the family.
“I can do anything I want to do. I just have to do it.”, “Taking care of this body, and keeping it healthy, that’s loving yourself”
Episode 4: Patrick, Kim and 14-year old twins Ameer and Ameera
Patrick lost his job and his self-esteem. Kim is exhausted from shouldering all the responsibility, and feels she can’t do it all on her own. Patrick became a quitter.
The family eats very high calorie meals including macaroni and cheese, chicken wings, etc. Patrick even has food stashes while Kim loves sugar. The family loves skating but Patrick always sits on the sidelines. During the show, he realizes his participation makes his family happy.
Soundbites: “You tell your body what you need it to do and it will do it”, “The only way to really fail is to give up”, “When you’re plump, it makes you look young – no wrinkles” 😀 Resilience: “You can come back from anything, happier and healthier”.
And just for FUN, here’s a clip with Jillian and the CUTE minions
from Despicable Me:
Go on… have a ba-na-na and hit the gym this weekend! 😀