I want to go to here.
Mr.Monkey and I were watching a new show last night Heavy on A&E – that is sort of the anti-Biggest Loser. It isn’t a competition. There is no money to win, no trainers screaming at the people, no crazy losing 35 pounds in one week kind of moments. Instead it shows people who are morbidly obese try to save their own lives by losing weight. The show follows them for six months as they go from morbidly obese to…less morbidly obese. The people on the show are in no way “done” at the end of six months and that alone makes it more realistic and, I think, respectful than The Biggest Loser.
The show starts by sending the participants to the place I linked to above. They stay there for a month to jump start the lifestyle change. It looks beautiful and as I watched the show I found myself feeling sort of envious of the participants, envious of the time to just focus on one thing: getting healthier.
I found myself thinking this afternoon about how great it would be to take a month off before I start my new job and to go away and just check into that place and get a handle on myself and my weight/health. I’d start my new job refreshed and healthier and, hopefully, on the road to getting into the kind of shape I desperately long to be in (I just want to be in the top half of my age group in a race. I don’t even want to win- I mean I do, of course, but can’t even dream of such a thing right now- just be averagely fast). I don’t know why I think it would be easier to do any of this stuff there than it is here, but I feel convinced that it would be.
This whole idea is firmly in the “ain’t no way it is going to happen” department for several reasons, not the least of which is that I don’t have the time or the money ($10,000) to make it happen. I also really question whether I’d be able to voluntarily leave my husband and my kiddo for a month.
But, still, it is kind of nice to dream.