Hope your day is going well. I am happy to share that I ran 3 miles today! Doesn't even compare to some of you marathon maniacs but it was HUGE for me. I've been more focused on tennis over the last year but just last week, a friend of mine mentioned a woman he knew started running for the first time at age 39 and she finished the chicago marathon in 3 hours and 10 minutes. I was really impressed and realized that's what is so great about running...you can start at any age, focus and do well. So I decided to get out there today and I'm feeling great.
But the real reason I'm writing is because the Dr. Oz show called me yesterday to tell me about a special event they are holding in honor of their 100th episode. They are gathering 100 people who have lost 100 pounds to come together and tell their stories on national television. Some will have a spot in the audience and will be called on to share their story; some will be on stage giving inspiration. I cannot wait to watch!
Some of the PEERtrainers that have been featured in magazines, radio shows, TV sharing their story tell me the emails they receive afterwards make it all worth it. Sometimes just seeing someone do it -- listening to their struggles and challenges and the eventual win -- can be the catalyst to help someone get on a new trajectory.
So...if you've lost a 100 pounds and want to be featured on the show, reply back here with your story, how you did it and please include a before and after photo. If you have lost less than 100 pounds but would like to a chance to tell your story in a different magazine or TV show, please email me as well with your story and photos. The press reaches out to us frequently so you may have a chance for the next one.
Last thing I want to throw out there: if you know someone who might be ready for a weight loss "intervention" or a brother/sister, mother/daughter who you think are really ready to make a change, please reach out to me as well. The specifics aren't in yet but they will be soon.
Hope you're having a GREAT day. As I write this, Habib, who finished an hour workout with Blake and Bodylastics on liveexercise.com, is actually out running 8 miles. He is a wild man.
Look forward to hearing from you!