Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Bright Side, but don't blink!

Wow, did I really fly to NY and back, have limos, drivers, a gorgeous hotel, meals paid, oh, and get a chance to be on a popular national TV show? Yep! But that's not all....

Mark and I snuggled into our bed about 1:00am Saturday morning after our whirlwind 32 hour trip to NY to tape and episode of the Dr Oz show, (we were in some kind of vehicle, plane or car for half of that time!), and after less than 5 hours sleep I was on my way to teach, and train, 4 of my Saturday classes. Of course everyone wanted to know what happened, and I felt it my obligation to cut to the chase and let everyone know that it was a very short, less than short, non talking, glorified live "before and after" shot of me for about 1 second at the beginning of the show...so don't blink, or you'll miss me!

One of my students kept saying, "Look at the bright side!" Well, I wasn't trying to come across as disappointed or unsatisfied, because so much good stuff came from this trip....it's just that everybody had such high hopes...maybe higher than I did, so I gave it to them straight first.

On the brightest side Mark and I got to meet with my literary agent, Steven Hanselman, and his wife, Julia, in person to talk about my future book. That alone was worth the trip! I got to go to NY City! I got to be on a TV show and see the inner working of how it's all put together. I won't be so nervous next time....and there will be a next time! Not only did I get another second or two on camera, but the show replayed an edited version of Tim's promotional video trailer, in which I was the only athlete shown, and my part was slowed down to last longer. Tim also mentioned me by name, and they focused the camera on me coming in from a commercial break,,,,again, don't blink! And let's not forget I met Dr Oz.

So, I hope I didn't come across as ungrateful, because I don't feel that way at all. I have only one complaint. I didn't get to talk about the KB Swing and how it changed my body, therefore changing my life. If I wasn't so sold on how much this could help so many people based on my own real life transformation then I really wouldn't give a care. This is only the beginning and I'd do it again in a NY minute!

Video above is of me and the other 4HB guest Brianna, making the final wardrobe fitting. If you look in the mirror behind me, you'll see Dr Oz's side view pass by behind Mark (who's taping, lol). Picture to right is Mark, Steven Hanselman, and me in the resturant at the Omni Bershire Hotel (3 blks from NBC studio, Rockefeller Center)


Maribel said...

Look at you all dolled up! You look fabulous.

Papucs orrán Pamutbojt said...

FABULOUS, Tracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my God, I have to take you to a really elegant place in Vienna in August,you look so good !!!!

Papucs orrán Pamutbojt said...

ooops..Papucs Orrán Pamutbojt is me Aniko RKC from Hungary,it's only a funny username that jumped into my account lol

Tracy Reifkind said...


You are not far behind!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Vienna? Elegant? Nice!

Thank goodness you told me who you are, that username is funny, for sure!