I just finished reading Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won My Life Back by Ali Vincent, the first female Biggest Loser winner.
This book is not only great but also give you the spark to get your butt going! I downloaded it on my Kindle Friday night, read a couple pages and was done with the book by Saturday. Her story was very interesting. She knew she was going to fulfill her goal of being the first female winner, hence the name Believe It, Be It.
After her mother’s heart stopped, she knew there must be some big changes for her and her mother who were very obese. They stood in line to be apart of the Biggest Loser TV show and you know part of the story from there.
She makes some very key points in her book that I want to point out.
- Keep moving forward. Beating yourself up is going to send right back in the same old place
- Stay aware of your choices – Ali still writes down everything she eats
- Losing weight is a process; it’s not about perfection
By going on national TV, she asked herself some of the hardest questions
- Why do I overeat?
- Why do I punish myself?
- Why am I unhappy?
She found out she needed to put herself first and she was worthy of living a healthy life.
Jillian asked her two questions when she first arrived at the ranch.
- Why are you here in the first place? (or you can ask yourself – Why do you want to lose weight?)
- What do you want in life?
Ali found out that she had the power to control her destiny. She had a clear image of what she would look like being the biggest loser; what dress she would wear as the confetti would fall down – and she did just that!
If you really want it, you can do it! I always make the simple analogy about weight loss. Losing weight is like cleaning your house, sometimes you are in the mood to clean and other times you don’t care how many items are on the floor. You have the power, no one can make you do it – it is all up to you.
I have seen this in my clients. I have some clients that take my information and go full speed and achieve their weight loss goals. I have others that do NOT use the information I give them and do not achieve their goals – which they usually stop coming to see me. I find it hard when they stop coming but I realize they were not ready and just didn’t WANT to make the commitment. It was THEIR loss, not mine.
If you want a good motivational book – this is the book for you to give you a good kick in the butt!