I recently participated in an event in Atlantic City called Sweat AC. This event gives everyday people the chance to take a class with a bunch of famous trainers, one being Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser. I figured once I put it out there to all my friends, I would have a bunch of companions to take the plunge with me; I mean who wouldn’t want the chance to workout with Jillian? Well…I guess only me! I only got one friend to sign up with me (she is one of Jillians biggest fans).

So I packed up my workout gear, kissed my family good-bye, and off we went. I was so excited to have the time to myself I think I left skidmarks down the street. Three hours later  we arrived, and when we pulled up to the hotel I have to admit, I had butterflies in my stomach. I couldn’t stop  thinking, “How am I going to get through this workout? Can I really do this?” When we were checking in, I was expecting lots of perfectly fit hard bodies, but mostly what I saw was a bunch of moms like myself, it was a pleasant surprise, and at that point I thought, “I got this”. After the class was over, and I dried off the pool of sweat I was standing in, I felt empowered…who wouldn’t? I got through every move,  every rep!  It was a wonderful experience. And as I slipped into my skinny jeans that night, it was with a sense of pride, for that day, I was “The Biggest Loser” and it was great!