“You need to get out of your comfort zone and jump for joy” says the inspirational Alison Braun.
The once self confessed overweight mother stole the hearts of the Australian nation in the 2008 Biggest Loser competition.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alison at the Sydney Women’s Expo where she shared her journey of shedding over 50 kilos, and reintegrating to ‘life on the outside’. So many people praised how fantastic she looked and how much they loved watching her on TV. Asked how she deals with the attention, her reply, ‘[it’s]…Just Humbling’.
Now Alison travels around Australia aiming to inspire women to get fit – and the key according to Alison is the power of the mind.
When I heard Alison encouraging people to ‘Jump for joy’, I automatically thought of my experience trying to get mothers to have a jump on the Springfree™ Trampoline. At the event I offered many mothers the opportunity to have a bounce, but their response was “Oh No… I couldn’t jump I would probably fall apart”. But once they make the decision to get out of their comfort zone, and give it a go, they have an absolute ball!
Alison is proof that your body can do amazing things, when you’ve got your head right.
So I propose a mission to all mothers, women and anybody who hasn’t jumped out of their comfort zone for a while – go crazy! Try something new, do something different – heck get out to the backyard and jump on the Springfree™ Trampoline if you’re one of those mothers who thinks… Geez that looks fun but I couldn’t do that!!