Follow Jessica during her Biggest Loser transformation as she shares her struggles, breakthrough moments and accomplishments along her health journey.
“I lost myself within the last four years and let myself go. I joined Biggest Loser because I needed it for myself and realized I couldn’t do it alone.”
I have to admit I went into this with a great support system and team and also with the mindset of a “competition”. I figured if I was going to go all in and do this, why not go big or go home and win this thing right!
It was a reality check seeing the numbers and measurements at the initial weigh in. It was one of those moments where you secretly knew it; however, when someone else says it and sees it, now you are accountable.
As tough as the first week was, I was on board and all in. I made it to both bootcamps, additional bootcamps, ate well and even did cardio at home! I was super excited for the Monday weigh in. I stepped on the scale and instantly felt how real the battle is. I was down 3 pounds. Don’t get me wrong, when you talk to trainers, this is a great start and a healthy way; however, when you hear others on your team lost 9 pounds and more, it’s that instant kick in the gut feeling when I so often get the case of the screw it and question why. I made it through bootcamp that night but I went home defeated and did some self reflection. My first reactions were, “what the heck… I worked that hard and only 3 pounds! What’s the point then! I’m never going to win this!”
I soon realized that I knew this was going to be a journey and not to get stuck on what the scale says. Don’t get me wrong, a vacation for my family after a rough 4 years would be a dream; however, I quickly came to the realization that this was not going to be an all in quick easy fix and that it was so much more about “winning the competition” for me. I discovered that I needed a long term solution and if I wanted to be successful, I had to continue to learn, practice and be patient.
My struggle is real and my journey continues!
“I’d say the first week was the toughest. Not only being accountable, coming to bootcamp, but it was the first initial weigh in that kind of hit home for me.”
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