I think that the first thing that I thought after watching this weeks show was how cruel people can be, whether it is consciously or unconsciously. When Sunny and I were working out at her gym in Frisco, TX and she was reminded of a time when she went to that gym to try to lose weight and a group of girls were pointing and laughing at her, it just made me so sad. People don’t realize how damaging that is on a person especially someone that might be going to a gym for the first time in hopes to change a behavior and are met with that negative energy. I can totally understand when overweight people are so nervous about going into a gym atmosphere. They feel like people are staring at them and judging them. Well I’m here to tell you that, yes, I’m sure there are those people out there but on a whole, fitness people really do welcome someone that is going in for the first time so PLEASE do not let that stop you if you are nervous or struggling about going to a gym for the first time….JUST go in there and go into that class or just jump on a piece of cardio equipment and know that it will all be okay. I loved that Sunny and I were there working it out HARD in that place. People were just staring at her in awe of what she was able to do. I was just so happy to be a part of that with her.
Now let’s talk about the BBQ place. I know how hard it is to eat healthy in the south, but it can be done. You just have to make a few adjustments to the menu. Stay away from all the bread and fried foods and lean toward the veggies and lean choices of meat. Did you like seeing me on that mechanical bull??? I have to say that it was actually fun to do that but I was not happy about it at first and my hand HURT from gripping on so tightly!!! The only other thing that I was left with after watching that episode was the feeling John had and really finally beginning to express them. Here is a man that has been in control of his journey since the first day and now all of a sudden he had to relinquish that control and it was very hard for someone like him. There comes a time in life that you have to begin to trust other people and when you do that so many other doors open. I was proud of him that day and I was really proud of Sunny. She really did step it up for her, her team and her family. It was a fun week and I gotta say……Don’t mess with Texas!!!