Biggest losers speak at breakfast
“YOU CAN have people encouraging you and motivating you ... but nothing really happens until you motivate yourself.”
That was the message driven home by Biggest Loser brothers Andrew and Nathan Miles yesterday when they took to the mic at the Fraser Coast Young Professionals breakfast themed Kick Start Your 2010.
The guest speakers, who have both lost more than 40 kilos and turned their lives around since competing on national television series The Biggest Loser, encouraged the 60-strong crowd to set achievable goals.
“A lot of people lose motivation because their goal is so large,” Andrew said.
“What people have to do is make an achievable goal and then make smaller goals within that.
“For me, what I wanted to do was lose a lot of weight. So my first goal was to lose 10 per cent of my body weight and then 20 per cent and so on.
“Sometimes it is hard to motivate myself but I find it’s easier to motivate myself to do something rather than deal with the guilt of not doing it.”
Andrew, who was prompted to enter The Biggest Loser after his high blood pressure caused a stroke at age 21, now rides 15 to 20 kilometres along the Hervey Bay foreshore every morning and then trains after work with his fiancé.
He says the show helped him “open up” and he is now “more awake to my personal life”.
“With my fiancé and my two children, I am able to be there more for them – not just physically but emotionally.
“I did lack a lot of emotion before the show because my self-esteem was so low.”
The Fraser Coast Young Professionals meet for breakfast monthly, each meeting featuring an inspirational guest speaker.
Anyone interested in getting involved can visit www.fcyp.com.au.