After a year of building up courage and losing 30 pounds, I decided I was going to audition for The Bachelor. I had so much fun going with my friends Kayla & Ashlynn. Here's a peek at what our day looked like.
Thanks SO much to Tint for coming in and doing our hair and make-up. Pac Island Grill even brought us lunch as we were getting ready. We felt great. Thank YOU!
What happens next? We're not sure. Taping starts in September so I'm assuming we'll hear something before then. Regardless, it was such a cool experience and I'm glad I did it!
Yesterday was the end of my 30-day Diet Bet Challenge. The goal was to lose 4% of my body weight and I'm happy to say I did it!!! Small steps towards big change. (If you want to see more before & after pictures, click here.) The timing worked out perfectly because today I'm auditioning for The Bachelor!
Now am I at my final goal weight? No. I am 30 pounds lighter than I was this time last year. My confidence is slowly but surely creeping back and I'm ready to audition for a reality show. Do I have high hopes of getting a call back? Nah. Would I like a call back? Umm...yeah!
Want to audition with me?! Let's all go together! Email me at email@example.com and we'll all meet here at the station. We'll get hair and makeup touch-ups by my good friends at Tint Salon. We'll even have food from Pac Island Grill to keep us going, as well as drinks provided by Pepsi.
ABC's The Bachelor is holding a casting call on Thursday, June 18th, at Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. I'm going and I've had quite a few of you message me saying you want to come, too. Why not all go together?!
I've called in some favors and my friends from Tint offered to come and touch up our hair and makeup. And since we'll be doing a bunch of waiting, I'll even bring us lunch. Wahoo!
Are you single? Want to come? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
What would you wear to the audition? How's this outfit?
I'm doing it. I'm auditioning for The Bachelor. Eek! After years of being insecure with my body, I've finally gotten enough courage and self confidence to go to an open casting call.
The Bachelor casting call is happening a week from today, Thursday, June 18th, at Pacific Place from 4-8p. Have any of you been to one of these? What's it like? What should I wear? Eek! So many questions...
If you'd like, you can submit a nomination form for me on the Bachelor website HERE. You can also print THIS FORM out and mail it in if you prefer.
Below is all the info you'd need to nominate me. OR fill it out for ANYONE you feel would be great on the show.
Nominee's Name: Ellen Tailor Nominee's City & State of Residence: Seattle, WA Phone #: 206.285.7625 (This is the station's business line.) Address: 1100 Olive Way, Suite #1650, Seattle, WA 98101 (Also the station's address) Email: email@example.com Age: 30 Birthdate: January 11, 1985 Height: 5'3" Weight: (I'll let you fill in the blank haha) Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Nominee's Occupation: Morning Radio Co-Host What is her highest level of education: Bachelor's Degree Does the nominee have kids: No Is the nominee a legal US resident: Yes
Feel free to attach the following pictures as well. Eek!!! What are the chances of this actually happening??
I'm not one of those people that likes working out. It's a struggle every.single.day. I'm also really self conscious and don't like going to the gym. The idea of being around strangers while I'm hot, sweaty, and jiggling on a treadmill is not my idea of fun. The solution? I invested in myself and brought the gym to me. (Thanks Precor Home Fitness!) Here's a little peek into my workouts.
The ab machine. Good LORD! It looks easy (and even a little raunchy...heyyyyo!!) but this is the most difficult for me. I got a lot going on around my truck and can really feel my abs work. They're there...somewhere! ;)
Body weight push ups are probably my favorite. This piece actually adjusts to make it as difficult or as easy as you'd like.
Another piece that adjusts difficulty is the body weight pull-ups. This really helps carve out my shoulders and back.
It's no secret I like my booty. Lunges help lift and tone that beast! The lunge machine allows me to do several different types of lunches and even works as a piece for step ups.
Now, I have a love and hate relationship with the treadmill. I don't like running. (Remember the jiggling thing I mentioned earlier?) However, the more time I spend on the treadmill, the lower the number on the scale. To make it more bearable, I raise the incline and walk as quickly as I can. It raises my heart rate just as much, if not more, than running. I also will switch it up with sprint intervals.
I usually work this circuit 3 times a week with some weight and strength training mixed in. There's only 7 days left until the end of my first ever Diet Bet Challenge. The goal is to lose 4% of my body weight. Check back next Weightloss Wednesday to see if I've succeeded.
I was on a conference call with my trainer, Karen, and someone who had joined my DietBet Challenge. The point of the call was to give advice, little did I know that I was going to get advice in the process.
Karen said the #1 thing anyone needs to do before starting on a weight loss journey was to figure out their “Why.” When she first told me this almost a year ago, it sounded like a bunch of phooey. I didn’t think I needed philosophical bullshit. It was in an instant, during that phone call however, that I realized “My Why” and that I knew it all along.
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