Hi everyone! This is Sarah Nitta from The Biggest Loser season 11′s pink team. Just about a year ago I stepped foot onto the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Malibu for the first time to train with the unknown trainers (Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova) and to change my life. I always thought that if I could make it on the Biggest Loser then I would finally be able to lose weight, and all of my dreams would come true.
What I didn’t realize was that while the the show provided me an opportunity to lose weight, I still had to do it! It was ME that still had to work, hurt, fight, and CHOOSE to do it every day.
I looked around at the guests at Fitness Ridge and saw that they were no different than I was. They may not have had a camera in their face or someone yelling at them as much, but they were doing it just like me. That’s when I realized that my belief about needing to make the show in order to lose weight was false. The show doesn’t lose weight for anyone, it is still up to that person.
I witnessed Fitness Ridge provide that same environment and experience for hundreds of people, and it was by those people that I was lifted up many times when I wanted to throw in the towel. I know that my experience on the Biggest Loser has changed my life, but a big part of that for me was the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge. It was there that I started to believe in myself and believe that I just might actually be able to do it. And I did!
I started out at the Biggest Loser Resort and I finished by going back to train for my last two weeks before my finale. I have witnessed the changes that people make in their lives while at Fitness Ridge and I can’t get enough of it. That’s why I accepted a position as a social media coordinator with the resort, as well as a motivation speaker. I visit the Utah resort every Wednesday and Thursday and get to be a part of the fun each week on hikes, meals, classes and chats with the guests by the pool after dinner. You will see me a lot on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and of course at the Utah resort!
Hope to see you soon!
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October 11th, 2011