Lady and the Blog had the opportunity to interview Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser, about her new campaign with Arnold/Oroweat Breads called Feed Your Better. Alison is known for being fit and healthy and was the perfect match for this campaign. We all make really terrific goals about what we want to achieve in life to live better. Alison is encouraging us to feed that. I got a chance to ask Alison my burning questions. Here’s what she had to say.
LATB: How did you get involved with the Feed Your Better Campaign?
Alison: I grew up eating Oroweat bread. I’ve been eating it my whole life and I eat it with my kids, now. The Feed Your Better campaign is a great way to encourage people to take care of themselves and be better to themselves. If you share your story on www.feedyourbetter.com, you can enter to win funds to help you with your personal ‘better’.
LATB: What are some personal health and wellness goals that you haven’t achieves that you’re working towards?
Alison: One of the things I always try to do but it’s so hard, is to slow down. It’s hard for me to just take time to relax. Even if I’m going for a run and plan to run 45k, I run 44k full speed. I need to allow myself time to stretch and enjoy the activity more.
LATB: What health and wellness goal have you achieves that you’re most proud of?
Alison: Well I ran the California marathon last year. I had knee issues and wasn’t sure if I was ready to run again but I did it. I’ve since ran 6 half marathons.
LATB: What is the most effective approach for you when approaching a personal goal?
Alison: I think with anything, it’s important to identify the steps that would get you there. Break it down into smaller goals and set your sights on each.
LATB: The new season of The Biggest Loser premiers October 8th. Besides losing weigh, have you heard any personal goals on the show that have really touched you?
Alison: I think all the contestants struggle with overcoming obstacles. The weight is like a shield that protects them from life. The show really teaches them to find and listen to themselves. It’s important to be in touch with your body. Listen to your body. An example is late night eating. If you’re craving sugar, it’s probably because your body is tired and is in need of rest. Sugar is brain food. It’s important to really pay attention to what our bodies are telling us.
The Feed Your Better campaign hopes to inspire Americans to achieve their own personal health and wellness goals. They may include exercising more, spending more time with the kids, or volunteering in your community. Whatever it is, share your story on www.FeedYourBetter.com. For every person who shares their ‘better’ story on the website, money will go to the Fund (up to $100K). Three of the most inspirational stories will then be selected by Alison and they will benefit from the Fund.
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