By now, most of us have watched at least part of an episode of The Biggest Loser. I used to be an avid watcher of this show but it wasn't so much for the contestants. I was all about my favorite personal trainer, Jillian Michaels. This. Girl. Totally. Rocks. If I was ever going to have a personal trainer, I want someone as bad ass as she is. Someone who is not only going to encourage and motivate me, but kick my ass if I whine or complain. Oh, you don't like sit ups? Great, let's do 20 more to change your mind. Now MOVE! Love, love, love her.
I think I have a lot of respect for her because I see the similarities. She is a mere 5 foot 2 inches tall (me, too!) and she used to have a weight problem as well, weighing 175 pounds (thank you SELF magazine article). She did the whole self-loathing thing for awhile but then decided to get out there and do something about it. Now she is a kick-ass trainer and has abs I would kill for.
So, as I try yet again to get back into my college shape again, I am using any and all tools I can to motivate myself. As Ms. Michaels states: "Fitness is not about six-pack abs. It's a tool to help you reinvent yourself. It's about exercising your greatness, feeling the full potential of your power and reaching it with no shame." Those abs-a bonus.