The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Congrats Crozier!!!

for making Biggest Loser Couples: Season 11!!!

Me, Courtney Crozier and her best friend Courtney Romano in Chicago 2009

At the young age of 22 and originally starting over 400 pounds, Ms. Courtney Crozier is going to rock your living room come January on NBC's "The Biggest Loser."  She's proudly lost over 120 pounds at home after being inspired by the hit reality TV show and is now setting out to drop the rest of her weight in front of America...or the portion of America who hasn't been fortunate enough to meet this amazing lady yet!

It's going to be an interesting, exciting and inspiring story to watch as we get a glimpse into the life of a girl who's Dad runs a Dairy Queen that she's employed at full-time and her Mom has ran a health club for 27 years.  Both Mother and Daughter will be featured on Season 11 Couples as a team.

I'd crossed paths with Crozier through the wonderful world we know as Facebook and the awesome networking experience it provides for others traveling this road of extreme weight loss and healthier living.  I'm thankful for the opportunity to have met Crozier (her Mom, Dad & best friend) once in person on a trip to Chicago when she set-up an interview opportunity for a good friend of mine, also trying for a new weight loss television show (to be aired soon).

The one thing I took note of (and most everyone who has ever interacted with her), is the fact that she's got a heart of gold and seriously strives to help as many people as cross her path.  She absolutely believes in living life to the fullest and that doesn't mean at the expense of others, it means encouraging and helping others along the way.  Shes one of the most encouraging people you could come across and it's not superficial, she's real!  She's fun. She's honest. She's gorgeous. She's smart. She's strong. She knows what she wants AND, she doesn't give up on her dreams!

When I picked up my phone last night and took a glimpse at facebook, I read a few statuses prompting readers to check her out on the finale of Season 10.  I ran to my living room and turned on the TV just in time to catch the short clip of her sneak preview for next season!  HOW EXCITING!  I thought to myself, "She did it!"  This girl set out to prove on her own that she could do it and knew in her heart that with or without the show she was out to gain her life back.  With that being said, it didn't erase the dream she's had deep in her heart to be on the show and work her butt off (literally) while inspiring America (...and she didn't want to be on just any show, but specifically The Biggest Loser).  What I love about that is, unlike so many others who feel like they NEED the show in order to have a chance to live, she found it in herself that should could do it with or without, but she wasn't going to give up on a desire though.

Have you ever had a dream that you refuse to give up on?  I was so filled with joy when I saw her face on my TV screen last night because it encouraged me to not give up on my dreams.  Who says it's impossible?  She refused to give up on a dream and that dream came true.  Can I just say, I'm thankful that someone as extrodinary as her would receive her hearts desire because she has absolutely "Paid it Forward" and poured herself out into the lives and hearts of so many other people and now I feel she's having it poured back into her.  She's got such a charming and charismatic personality that you will never forget...I haven't!


Watch the Season Premiere on January 4, 2011


Shauna said...

Now I want you to not give up on your dream. Get the train back on track. You TOO can do anything you want to do. Remember the closer we get to our dreams, the more doubt satan puts in our heads. It is HE that dosent want you to be happy it is HE whom wants to see you fail. Remember all this are possible through Christ who loves and strengthens us. You are worth it. Love you Shauna

Ashley and Taylor Hankins said...

Wow that's really cool. She's already looking good in the more recent picture. That's exciting!