Saturday, November 19, 2011

Brainstorming for Participation Points

If you check out the sidebar to your right, you will see a section called "Participation Points." I am extremely proud of my participation in those events; taking online courses and sharing ideas with people around the world has broadened my horizons immensely. I am now hoping to throw my hat into the ring, even in a small way, if only because I have selfish reasons.


My exercise regimen has been going really well; the clarity of mind and invigoration of body has been astounding. What has not been particularly astounding is my weight loss. Yes, I have been losing some inches and I am thrilled about that. But as I have been drowning myself in episodes of The Biggest Loser on Netflix Streaming (every single episode of every season is available), I have realized what I have been missing—a buddy. The camaraderie that each person on that show enjoys pushes them to greater heights. I want that feeling.

A never-before-seen photo of me at my fittest EVER—circa March 2009

I have had successes and failures in hosting Biggest Loser-type competitions. The many iterations have been full of Facebook friends, who may or may not have actively participated. The first couple of times I did this competition, I was so motivated and extremely inspired. The most recent one was an epic fail for me. At the time, I wasn't a good enough companion for myself. Now, I want to have a partner to inspire me and to motivate me—I know I wouldn't want to let my partner down!

If you would be interested in participating in a Biggest Loser pairs competition sometime soon, please let me know through the comments or shoot me an email at luxurious (at) gmail (dot) com. You can "bring" a friend or get set-up with someone by yours truly. I always provide a fantastic prize to the winner (usually a gift card I can send you online) and I am hopeful that I can moderate a great forum where we can all gather together for support. 


The other thing I have been thinking about doing in a grouptastic fashion is a Friends and Family talent show. There is a Yo Gabba Gabba episode called "Talent," and I know that many people I love have loads of talent. I threw it out there as a jokey idea, but the more I think about it the more I want to do it. I don't know what my talent would be, but it definitely wouldn't be a rehash of this amazing performance of "Crazy in Love."



    I would love to do a biggest loser type thing, although ... the other person that I know who would want to join me is already on her own fitness plan, but I wouldn't mind being paired up with a buddy.

  2. Dude, I would so do a talent show. I'm in.

    Partners stress me out. Also, I don't think I know anybody. But partners probably stress me out because I'm accountable. Clearly, I'm ambivalent.

  3. i've never heard this song before, but this video makes me love you even more. :) i will cheer you on in your weight loss journey!