I have a new favorite reality show (besides the Real Housewives of NYC - yes, I admit it!) But since they are off for the summer, I was clicking looking for something entertaining to watch on television around last week when I had a sinus infection and didn’t feel much like working. And I’m glad I did. I tuned into a show called Losing It with Jillian starring Jillian Michaels.
The show consists of families who have let themselves go physically, mentally, etc. Their homes are pretty much disasters and they have aged beyond their years. Jillian comes in and, in just a matter of days gets these families up and moving and they reveal their healthier physical selves at the end of the show.
Now, Jillian cannot come to everyone’s house but honestly I think we all have an amazing life coach right inside of us just waiting to coach and coax us into better beings. I love hearing that voice in my head that I “can” spend another ten minutes cleaning when I want to throw in the towel. I love hearing that voice in my head that prompts me to turn up the treadmill speed when I think I can’t do one more inch. I love hearing that voice in my head encouraging healthy meals instead of takeout, spending more time reading than watching TV (sorry Jillian) and getting outside with the dogs instead of facebookin’.
It’s important to be our own champions and advocates, to tell ourselves we can do it and then believe it. If we don’t do this for ourselves, nobody - not Jillian or anybody else - is going to do it for us. We have to have faith in ourselves and be our own source of encouragement. Take a minute and make the commitment to excel today and cheer for yourself along the way. Have faith in yourself and believe and marvel at the miracles that occur along the way!