My emotions went through the ringer once again during "The Biggest Loser" last night. The folks on the Red Team got to make a call home as the result of winning a challenge, which resulted in seeing grown men cry, which resulted in leaving me a blubbery mess. That is, however, not the point of this post.
The Red Team also had their very first victory at the weigh in and the Blue Team had their very first loss. The team decided to vote off Jerry [gasp], who was not only the oldest contestant in Biggest Loser history but also my favorite player. Bummer. iVillage interviewed Jerry after the show, so check out his parting words here. Oh, and while we're seeing what past contestants are up to, Sunny had lunch with Lezlye (last week's loser, er 'not' loser) - so check out Sunny's Shape Up Blog for the fun recap.
To see what I learned from The Biggest Loser this week, just
What I learned from The Biggest Loser this week: The contestants were not losing weight as rapidly as they did in the beginning. Sound familiar? Yes folks, even these guys hit plateaus. Bob, Jillian and Kim can work the tails off of the contestants, but they can't do anything about what is going on inside their bodies. In fact, through the course of the show we'll see them hit more than one point where they are not losing as many pounds as they would expect. This concept is something we all need to apply into our own struggles with different types of plateaus. We all have them and even if you have an amazing trainer telling you exactly what to do and eat, you'll still have points where you feel like you're running in place (and not because you are on the treadmill). Keep your eye on the ball and work through your plateaus because you will reach your goal.
And finally, Bob gave a great trainer tip about halfway through the show that we can all use. Here it is in case you missed it:
Do your normal weight routine on an unstable surface such as a bosu ball or as simply as standing on one leg. You'll engage muscles you didn't even know you had, and it's a great way to get a six-pack that you've always wanted.
What did you think of the show last night? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.