WEIGHT LOSS FAT REDUCTION THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY BACK AT THE RIDGE LOTS OF EXERCISE A FASCINATING CHRONICLE
The Emotions of Weight Loss and Exercise as a KeyExercise, piles and heaps of exercise. My impression is that exercise is a key to successful weight loss. But wait there's more! It's like having a friend who is trying to lose weight and get fit along with you. That's what it's like to read Sweat Baby James. In his blog about his ongoing weight loss effort Jim Trudeau who is back at the Fitness Ridge Weight Loss Resort discusses the psychological aspects as well as the huge quantities of exercise incorporated in his daily regimen.
I first became acquainted with Trudeau's story on the CNBC program One Nation Overweight. According to the program, Trudea has weighed as much as 600 pounds and managed to lose two hundred pounds and is on track to lose more. It follows him as he walks, runs, swims and sweats his way around the peaks and valleys of a weight loss resort called the Biggest Loser Resort (formerly Fitness Ridge).
"It's fairly easy to know what stands in front of you as far as work when you come to Fitness Ridge. Do a little research, read about the hikes, read about the classes, and know that you are in for full day after full day of exercise. You can prepare somewhat for what lies ahead of you.The ridge is happy to tell you all about the pain and blisters and how the altitude may effect you. Can you replicate the experience at home so that you are completely ready for how your body is going to feel. No, but you can start to get yourself ready and at least understand what lies ahead"
This guy seems like the real McCoy....A clear and sincere voice amidst the confusing cacophany of come ons in the weight loss business..He's not in the business. He's just sharing his thoughts and experience as he travels that path.
"So what can we can we do to alleviate some of the emotions that we feel at the ridge. I wanted to talk a little about the feelings a lot of people have here. People miss their friends and family at home. That's fine. On top of that I really miss a lot of the campers that have walked, and swam and hiked and motivated me on my previous trips. They miss you too, but they really are your biggest fans. They want you to succeed, they want you to work hard, they are proud you made the commitment to come. Honor them not by missing them, but by doing all you can for them. This place is a very expensive undertaking. A lot of people struggle not with spending the money but with spending the money on themselves. A common trait that I see is the selfless, giving, put everybody first except yourself trait that many people share here and whether it is an overwhelming need for approval or a sense of unworthiness, neither is correct. Everyone who walks through the door deserves to be there. You will be better for your trip here, and the help you are seeking here is well deserved. Don't dwell on what you have given up to be here, relish in the fact that you have decided to seek help and you are becoming better for yourself and for those around you".