Three years ago my Tumblr account with the same name was found by producers of The Rachael Ray Show. If you did not know, I am a huge Bob Harper fan. I have all his books and a lot of his workout DVDs. When I updated my Tumblr blog, I wrote a heartfelt message to Bob Harper because the summer of 2012 was really rough for me.
The summer of 2012 was when I started my weight loss journey but I was a nervous wreck when it came to working out. I knew nothing and I had no confidence to join a gym. Bob Harper’s DVDs helped me out so much that summer.
When I was asked to be on Rachael Ray’s show I was skeptical. I was also a nervous wreck because I hate being in the spot light like that. I felt my story was important to address…so I sucked it up.
You can watch the video here:
Bob Harper Double Surprise
After the show I got a wonderful amount of emails and feedback. I received so much that I decided to make this blog. This blog is three years old too and so much has happened since this television appearance.
I did lose 80 lbs after this appearance but did gain 30 lbs back. I did battle depression over this but I have to come realize that life is not about the number on the scale. For the first time in my life I am comfortable in my own skin. I wear what I want and look how I want without caring what others may say or think about me.
I was working on my masters degree during this appearance. It was rather amusing because I had to bring proof to my Utopian/Dystopian professor to prove that I was appearing on the show. I graduated back in 2015 and so currently teach English Composition/Reading at three community colleges.
I still workout but due to the crazy work schedule I do not workout as much as I would like. I do my best though. I am a huge spin fan and will do those classes two to three times a week. I do have a Fitbit and try to get 10,000 steps in. Some days are better than others.
Life has been interesting. I am trying new things and going new places. In the past I spent time home and not enjoying life. My first year of my weight loss journey I spent a lot of time at home. I was worried I was going to gain all this weight. I finally realize that this is not living.
Living is going out and doing things you find interesting or learn new passions. Stressing over the scale or how people may think of you is not worth life or anyone’s time. I wish I knew this sooner in life.
So, The Rachael Ray experience was an amazing one. I wish it did not happen so soon in my weight loss journey because I was still learning about myself. I guess..I still am learning but I feel the place I am in right now is stronger than three years ago.