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

Contact: Marcia Neville, Media Relations
University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
(303) 656-8362, marcia.neville@ucdenver.edu

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

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2015) – 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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About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and patient care facility located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world where wellness is the norm.

About the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Faculty at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the University of Colorado School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The School is located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, part of the University of Colorado Denver. For additional news and information, please visit the School of Medicine’s newsroom.

“Extreme Weight Loss,” “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp” and “Destination Boot Camp” are each a trademark of 3 Ball Entertainment LLC and are used under license. All rights reserved.