As you may or may not know… Jeez, I hate that saying so let’s start again!
I am trying to lose weight. It’s my annual battle with my weight. I am such a cliche for doing the whole healthy eating and more exercise thing in the New Year…. But it’s what I do!
I realised yesterday that I am quite heavily influenced by people I don’t know…
I have spent most of January at the Gym. Well, not quite, but I’ve been there lots. As the treadmill moves under my feet, or the hand-bike handle turns in front of me, I find myself looking around the room. People watching, and sometimes staring for a bit too long! This de-motivates me. Almost invariably, everyone else at the Gym look like they don’t need to be there. They are thin, toned, fit and healthy… And this makes me feel worse! I know, no matter how hard I try, that I will never look like they do.
Three words… The. Biggest. Loser.
I have found myself strangely addicted to this show and I am sure that it has nothing to do with Davina McCall! ;-)
That said, maybe she isn’t actually the main reason for watching. I watched the Sunday repeat for the first time on the weekend and, after yesterday’s demoralising Gym session, I wanted to watch The Biggest Loser. My girlfriend did not. However, after only 5 short minutes, she stayed with me and the show right to the very end.
As the contestants started their first challenge - The Stairs Challenge - she burst out laughing and shouts “Ha Ha! Fat People Running!”… I’m glad she doesn’t come to the Gym with me! By the second challenge, though, she was wholly invested and willing them to win.
As awful as this may sound, seeing the people on that show makes me want to make sure that I never end up like that. Odd then, that slouching in front of the telly seems to have motivated me more than exercising…