New “Extreme Weight Loss” Video Blog from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center: Kim Begins with the End in Mind and Designs a Fashionable Future

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Kim provided herself with the motivation to transform when she designed a drop-dead-gorgeous dress and vowed she would do everything required to fit into it. While Kim could visualize how her slimmed-down body would look in the dress, she could also imagine how she would feel the day she wore it.

Kim began her transformation journey with the end in mind at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center with Holly Wyatt, MD

After you’ve visualized what the end will look and feel like, it’s time to take action. Decide what steps you will take to arrive at your happy, healthy ending.

Fashion designer Kim (29 years old, Honolulu, HI) designed her own successful transformation right from the very beginning of the most recent episode of the hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5. Standing just 5’1” and weighing 279 pounds, Kim didn’t fit the image of her industry. She provided herself with the motivation to transform when she designed a drop-dead-gorgeous dress and vowed she would do everything required to fit into it.

The TV show’s medical director Holly Wyatt, MD says that Kim did exactly what she encourages her clients at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to do— she began her transformation with the end in mind. Kim’s end-goal, fitting into that dress, was out in front of her from the very beginning.

Every episode of the TV show begins with a 90-day boot camp at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. where Wyatt is associate director. She is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the show’s cast members and her patients.

Dr. Holly’s weekly video blogs offer fans her insight about the latest episode plus advice on how to begin, or continue, their own weight loss transformation journeys.

Reflecting on Kim’s journey, Dr. Holly points out that beginning with the end in mind is a common theme in many successful weight loss transformations and that it ties directly into the importance of mindset in weight loss. While Kim could imagine how her slimmed-down body would look in the dress, she could also visualize how she would feel the day she wore it.

“Looking ahead to the end, thinking about how you will feel after a successful transformation and all the emotions that come with it, is powerful,” Dr. Holly said, “but, there’s a next step. After you’ve visualized what the end will be like, it’s time to take action. Decide what steps you will take to arrive at your happy, healthy ending.”

Watch Dr. Holly as she explains the benefits of beginning your weight loss transformation with the end in mind and recommends one big step you can take to make your journey successful.

Dr. Holly’s advice:

  •     Look ahead- begin with the end in mind
  •     Identify that one thing that will motivate you ‘til the very end
  •     Visualize how the new you will look
  •     Visualize how the new you will feel
  •     Develop a process to successfully get from the beginning to the end
  •     Create an “action board”- list the steps it will take for you to see and feel the results you visualize- include photos and other inspiring images
  •     Share your action boards with me on my Facebook page
  •     Take time to check out all the other action boards on the page. You might find that they provide you with an extra boost of inspiration.

Dr. Holly’s participation in the TV show inspired her to create the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s first destination weight loss program. The weeklong Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp is designed to provide participants with the tools they need to complete their own successful weight loss transformations— without the TV cameras! Limited space is available in upcoming boot camps and weight loss seekers are encouraged to learn more and register now.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. Follow AnschutzWell on Facebook and Twitter.

“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.

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