If you’ve never watched Ruby, you have to make time to watch. It’s only 30 minutes and you won’t be able to help but fall in love with her and feel inspired in that brief half-hour. Last night’s episode was a fun girl’s weekend that brought together Ruby with several of her close girlfriends, women she’s known for 20 years.
It was the first time the women had seen Ruby since she’d lost the more than 140 pounds. They were astonished when they saw her. One friend, Toni, remarked that she was able to wrap her arms around Ruby for a hug for the first time. And the friends collectively agreed that they were glad to see the progress she’d made and that it meant she’d be able to live longer.
The weekend was about marking more items off of Ruby’s Dream List, a list that includes a lot of things that this woman on a mission wants to accomplish. Whether you’re on your own weight loss journey, or just working to accomplish other life-changing goals, you couldn’t help but feel inspired as Ruby recounted some of the things she’s completed on her Dream List, and even marked off a couple of new events this weekend. Some of these dream goals that she’s completed include:
- Bike riding
- Wearing high heels (She was always afraid they’d break under her weight.)
This weekend with the girls, she added kayaking to that list. While her friends were afraid she was pushing herself too hard, and Ruby was nervous herself, once she was in the kayak she said it was the “most amazing moment ever. All the fear went away.”
Ruby’s proof positive that you have to make short- and long-term goals for yourself and with hard work and dedication you will achieve those.
Even though the girls were on vacation at Ruby’s trainer’s beach house at Tybee Island, she showed them that there is no rest for the weary. Ruby’s trainer showed up bright and early and took the girls for a workout on the beach with resistance bands, medicine balls and even dancing. Her friends were none to thrilled to be exercising on vacation, but proud to see Ruby sticking to the plan no matter what.
In addition to showing off her new lifestyle to her friends and enjoying a girl’s weekend, Ruby was on a mission to “find a man” for her close friend Georgia. Watch this Ruby video as her friends accuse her of flirting and trying to keep him for herself!
Do you have a dream list? What is, or would be, on yours?
August 17th, 2009