Ruby was faced with an almost life and death situation that really made her think about her current weight issues. Ruby has been holding back with her trainer at the gym because she had been too scared to push herself during her workouts out of fear of hurting herself. One day, a terrible storm hits her area and house goes under a tornado warning. During this time Ruby puts her younger friends in the bathtub because that’s the safest place for anyone to be during a tornado, but due to Ruby’s large size she is forced to ride the storm out without any extra protection because she was forced to stay in her hallway.
This situation was a real “coming to” for Ruby. She realizes her fear of hurting herself during her workouts is actually preventing her from improving her health. After realizing that her large size could have caused her to die had the storm hit her house, Ruby was motivated to find the strength to work harder. I think this is great. Ruby took a very scary and negative situation and turned it into fuel for her desire to lose weight and become healthy. Remember that during your dieting journey you will be exposed to hard and negative situations in which all you will want to do is be upset or cry and want to give up, but think of how much stronger you will be if you switch it into a positive. Allow a negative situation to put that fire in your belly and make you more determined! Weight loss can be such a mind game, try to equip yourself as best as you can be staying positive and rolling with the punches or obstacles throw in your way!
December 11th, 2008