Friday, June 29, 2012

Reality TV

I want to let you in on a little secret....I HATE weight loss reality shows!  I mean HATE!! There are so few things in life that I dislike so much where I bring out the "H" word!

Before I get into the reason why I detest them so much....let me say, if you love them and find them inspirational, by all means, hunker down each week and enjoy!  Really! What ever floats your boat!

But me?!?  I find them VERY unrealistic!  Not in the sense that these people need to lose weight and work hard to do it, unrealistic in the way that how can they possbily fail?

If you took me away from all my committments of life, gave me a personal trainer and proper nutrition available to me at all times, I would be successful too!  Who wouldn't.  But in real life, it doesn' t work that way.  These people leave their families and their jobs and make weight loss their full time job!

I am going to go right out on a limb and purpose a weight loss reality show where the contestant must lose copius amounts of weight while raising a family, working full time, cleaning the house and cooking meals as well as other everyday things like cleaning up cat puke and grocery shopping!  I WOULD WATCH THAT!

Even better, I purpose they make it about me!  Wouldn't THAT get my butt in gear!?!  I will draw the line at posing and weighing in, wearing not much more than my underwear!  No one should be forced to see that (which is another pet peeve of those reailty shows...REALLY?  Does a tank top add THAT many pounds...those poor women!)

Then I want sponsors to buy me all the best fitness equipment and send me on glorious trips where I have to work out on the beaches of Hawaii....oh wait....that would fall into one of my other reality show pet peeves!

Anyhoo, make one about an average everyday person struggling not to eat the cupcake batter or find time to work out AFTER having settled the kids down an hour later than usual.  That would motivate me so much more!  I would then say....if they can do it with their hectic life, so can I.

So, if you know how to go about starting this reality show, starring little ol' me...let me know.  Until then, I will do my best to motivate myself and others through this blog!

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. First of all, I don't know if we can be friends anymore, I LOVE reality tv! And reality tv with weight loss - so inspiring! I can't believe you don't think so! But it's okay - I still love ya!

    As much as I know you're ranting here and letting off steam, I have to say I see this post as a host of excuses (being real - don't get mad!) I think that while you have a hard job of having a job outside the home and being a mom, you can certainly lose weight at the same time. It takes a lot of dedication and you have to make the time away from your other commitments. You have a great support system there with friends and family and I think you need to lean on them a bit more. Yes, you will be away from your kids and your husband as you work out but isn't the time you gain later worth it? When you're fit, you can spend oodles of time with the kiddies and love every minute of it because you will be able to keep up with them. Plus, you will be able to lick the cake batter because your super high metabolism will let you.

    As for the reality tv shows, I think you're referring to The Biggest Loser. Try watching Extreme Makeover:Weight Loss Edition. Those people stay home and the cameras follow them for a year. Trust me, these people have bigger problems than you and I could ever have and they still manage to lose a ton so I know you can too. You just have to believe that you can!

    Okay..I'll get off my soap box now!