I received and email yesterday from Andrea. Andrea was on the X-Weighted TV show and it is going to me on TV this Wednesday night for those of us here in Canada. I thought that the email was insightful and asked for if I could post it here, Andrea agreed:
I was reading some of your articles on X-weighted and just wanted to give you a heads up that on the Wednesday July 9th episode, Binge Buddies, you will see my formerly flabby butt get kicked by Paul Plakas. Paul was absolutely the best thing to ever happen to me and he is such a great guy. Carrie and I (my neighbour, and duo on the show) stayed with Paul for a weekend so that we could attend the launch party for the show and he was so good to us!
If you just give yourself over to him, he will brutally tell you what you have so needed to hear, but, unlike most other’s he takes you by the hand, completely invests in you and shows you the way. In general the people who hate Paul are not ready for the changes they claim to want to make sooo bad. Carrie and I agreed that if we got this opportunity that we would NOT waste a minute, we would take full advantage of all the opportunities we were given and make Paul proud. So if you want to watch a great episode, tune in on Weds. and let me know what you think!!!
In fact I think that it is a great opportunity for someone to get on a TV show and have that pressure of losing weight. Whether the show is Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp, Biggest Loser, or X-Weighted there is an extra sense of pressure to do well and to not give up.
At some point in our fitness endeavors we need to stop thinking that we know everything and to give in to a trainer or some kind of mentor.
Andrea mentions exactly this. Paul Plakas on X-Weighted is an easy going kind of guy but he will never mince words when it comes to working hard and eating right.
Sometimes we will say something like “One donut is fine” Well that isn’t true, you need to know the difference between good and bad and be honest when we cheat.
Living with the consequences of our actions is difficult but a trainer can let you know what is true and what is a lie that we tell ourselves.
I am really looking forward to the show Wendesday Andrea!