Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Second Chances

Second chances.  That’s the theme of this season’s Biggest Loser.  I like that.  At the beginning of the show, they showed some clips from when they were apparently asking potential participants questions about why do they deserve a second chance and what makes them more deserving than the next person.  I would like to tackle this question with this blog.

First, what makes me think that I deserve a second chance at this weight loss journey?  What makes me think that I’ll succeed where I’ve fallen short before?  What makes me think I’ll do anything differently this time? 

Well…I deserve it because I deserve to be the ME I’ve always wanted to be.  I deserve to be happy with myself and my body.  I’ve already come a long way.  I’ve already lost 70 pounds (yes, 70…I gained a few pounds back over the last month).  But, I’ve hit a slump lately and had to admit I was burnt out and needed a change.  I didn’t want to admit that what I was doing and the way I had been doing it for MONTHS just plain wasn’t working for me anymore.  I didn’t want to admit that I wasn’t succeeding anymore…I wasn’t failing, but I wasn’t succeeding either. 

Why do I think I’ll do anything different and not just fall short again?  Nothing.  Because I will.  I will fall short again.  But you know what?  That’s okay.  Like they say, if it was easy, everybody would do it.  Also, the other thing they say is “they didn’t say it would be easy, they said it would be worth it.” 

What makes me think that anything will be different this time?  Nothing.  I’m going to make a plan and do my best to stick to it.  I’m going to do my best to shake up my exercise to see if can make some good for me changes in that department.  I’m going to give this Shred Diet a go and see how that works for me. 

Something else that I thought of today.  I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook and came across this one post where they talked about taking a boxing class.  When I went through my 40-hour biannual in-service training for my job earlier this year, a few gyms and related places came to talk to us on the final day of training which is devoted to health and fitness.  One of the gyms was a place called Title Boxing.  They offer a law enforcement discount, so it would be $59 a month for me.  Like I mentioned in that blog it’s unlimited class attendance.  I can go to as many classes as I want to.  I think I will start this in December.  Oh, and something I just remembered, I do have to commit to them and sign a 1 year contract (if I remember correctly) to get that $59 a month price.  And, right now, as I’m thinking about it, I hope they don’t want me to prepay the whole year up front and that they’ll just debit my account once a month for my dues.  Anyway, I think that going there once or twice a week would be an awesome way to give myself a much needed little kick.  But, I have to be able to keep it up.  If I can’t make myself go at least once a week, it will be a total waste of money.

Bottom line…I deserve a second chance because I’M WORTH IT.  And you know what?  So are you.


  1. I think mixing it up will spark your motivation again. Boxing class is a cool way of doing that, but I couldn't imagine committing for a year. There are so many different things to try. I'm sure you'll find something b/c you're right, you deserve it!

  2. Boxing is a great idea, every plan, diet, workout hits a wall at one time. Mixing it up add new flavor to Your workout. You have gotten this far you deserve to push ylurself


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