The phrase, “Miracles really do come true” really stands out to me for this episode.
When Jillian and I found out that our team had lost the pop challenge and were no longer going to be able to use the gym for a week, well, to put it nicely, WE FREAKED OUT!! Jillian and I have always said that the bread and butter to weight loss in the Biggest Loser house is cardio and to be without all the cardio equipment tied our hands in a way that made us very uncomfortable. I also had to remember that in the history of the show, whenever a team was not allowed access to the gym it put a fire in the team to work harder and they ended up prevailing in the weigh in. That was my mantra for the week and we really took advantage of all there was to offer on our campus. Mainly walking and jogging outside and we also had access to the rowers and spin bikes, so that was a good thing. To me what else stood out for this episode that I believe many people can relate to is Arthur was working from a place of fear and that is why he sent the green team over to the red team. So many people get attached to their fear and allow it to make decisions for them and until you face your fears, you will always be more of a person that reacts instead of being a more proactive person.
Was I upset with Arthur? Of course, but I understood where he was coming from and we were able to sit down and talk with Arthur and got him to face is fears and acknowledge his past behavior. His past behavior that got him to almost 700 pounds. All in all, with no gym, by the end of the week we all felt pretty good with our accomplishments. When it was time to go into the weigh in, suffice to say, we were extremely nervous. Jillian made a funny comment earlier in the episode that made me laugh. We are like The Care Bears and they are a football team. Well the Care Bears walked into that weigh in with their heads held high. It was such a competitive environment that night and I really don’t like when it gets that way, but I really wanted Arthur to prove himself and man did he!!! When he got on that scale and dropped 20 pounds, we were ecstatic. Did you notice that Jillian made a beeline to me and jumped right into my arms?
It was the best thing in the world.
We were extremely proud of our team that night. I believe that whatever you put your mind to, as long as you work from an open and positive place, you will me able to make miracles happen.