So this week's blog may be a bit random... lots of things running through my mind today. Last night with Sherry's elimination, I felt a plethora of emotions. I can identify with getting to know yourself again in a completely different role. The "heart weight" can be the heaviest of all. And while you move forward after loss, you never forget what you lost. Sherry, tiny little thing she is now, has a mighty and powerful message. If I've learned anything from this journey, it's that the whole world is hurting... and carrying around a lot of heart weight. Might I encourage you to find a physical outlet for your pain? It's amazing how getting balance of the body, mind, and spirit makes the hard times more manageable.
This past week I ran into an old college friend at the airport. What a blessing! Augusta and I hadn't seen each other in over fifteen years. She has always been an athlete, and we laughed as we remembered our attempts to walk together those many years ago. She's 5'11" and I'm 5'3 1/2"... Needless to say, I could never keep up with her at that time. She maintains a healthy lifestyle working out five to six times a week. Before Biggest Loser, I just assumed that thin, fit people were naturally that way. My way of thinking has changed... though there may be the occasional person who appears to be able to eat whatever they want and remain thin; most of the time people are working at it. There's really no secret to fitness. It requires eating healthy foods, counting calories, and living an active lifestyle. Is it easy? Nope. Is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
Speaking of making the lifestyle change... Casting for The Biggest Loser is upon us. Vicky Vilcan and I will be at the New Orleans casting call this weekend. We would love to meet you if you are there. Many people have asked how the process works and what they should do during the audition. My best advice is to 100% be you!!! The audition process is not for the faint of heart. You will have to do much soul-searching as well as get questions answered and video together. First and foremost, ask yourself, why you want to go on the show. You'll need to be able to answer that question in under a minute during the open call. Different casting directors have different casting methods, but knowing the succinct answer to the previous question will help. My second suggestion is to have fun! Meet the people standing around you, enjoy the day, and make lasting memories. Life is all about the journey...
My last random thought for the day... this idea applies predominantly for women, unless of course you are a man and carry a "murse." How often does your shoulder and back hurt after toting your purse around for the day? Lately, regardless of how many times I clean my purse out, it gets heavier and heavier. In my attempt to remedy this problem, I came to the realization that coins are heavy. Today I took the majority of the change out of my wallet, and miraculously, my purse lightened significantly. I am happy to report no back or shoulder pain today! A little random I know, but I figured if it was a problem for me, it was a problem for others... just thoughts.
Let's see if I can tie all this together... hmmmm... not really coming to me. Guess I will simply wish everyone a great week and leave you with the following quote, "Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards," Soren Kierkegaard. ONWARD WE GO!