Have you ever been overcome with emotion when you thought it wasn’t necessarily appropriate? Well that was me last night as I watched the season premier of Biggest Loser: Families. Watching the excitement of these contestants as they found out they made the show was beyond joy – you knew they had just made the first step to a better second half of their lives
At a time when obesity has become so rampant in our society I think this show is the perfect counterpoint to the problem. I’ll admit when the first season was announced I was horrified and immediately jumped to the conclusion that this was a show just to poke fun at the unhealthy. I’m more than happy to admit that every season has proven me wrong as it has promoted healthy living, exercise and a new way of thinking about how to live your life.
As this years participants take the stage I feel it’s even more important to have families come together to save themselves and loved ones at home. It’s not just about the individual anymore. I think this could have a larger impact on viewers as it reminds us to once again not think just as individuals but also give some mind to the people living in our homes, our friends, our co-workers, etc. It only takes a little bit of support to help you get a lot of success.
I’ll be watching week to week as the pounds and the fears are shed to be replaced by new self esteem, and bodies are reshaped that were once thought to be lost.