Last night on Shaq's Big Challenge we finally got to see the kids after all their hard work and for most of them, it really paid off.
Did you guys watch the finale? Chris (pictured before and after above), the child who lost the most weight, was truly inspiring. He looked so much healthier -- I only wish that his parents, who are obese as well, would have joined him in his health endeavors. ABC asked him what the hardest part of the program was and he replied:
"Getting into a habit of working out. I never used to do that. I would never do exercise all in a row. I would just run around outside. I didn't know how to exercise."
Incredibly wise, I must say. He speaks the truth not just for kids, but for adults as well, one of the hardest parts is getting into the habit. Once you cross that hurdle, it becomes something that is a part of who you are.
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Here are their results:
|Weight at Start||Weight at End|
|James Pistocchi, 11||182 pounds||157 pounds (lost 25 pounds)|
|Chris Britto, 11||206 pounds||129 pounds (lost 77 pounds)|
|Ariel Pittsinger, 14||211 pounds||171 pounds (lost 40 pounds)|
|Kevin Evans, 13||230 pounds||178 pounds (lost 52 pounds)|
|Kit Maldanado, 14||263 pounds||236 pounds (lost 27 pounds)|
|Walter Holleger, 14||285 pounds||221 pounds (lost 64 pounds)|
Unfortunately I could not find any "after" pictures, but I will continue to scour the internet for them. Overall, the show was successful, I do wish they offered more tips for obese children but I do think that the message was loud and clear. It will be interesting to see if the Governor of Florida keeps to his decision to make PE in schools mandatory for kids K-5. What'd you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.