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How about that MORNING SONG!!! I gotta tell you, when I found out that John, who I LOVE, ate 37 donuts to be able to have the power to pick when The Black Team would have access to the gym and he picked 5AM, I was DYING!!! If you think for one second that it was “tv time”, meaning that we really shot it later than 5AM, it was truly that time of the morning. I remember my alarm being set for something like 3:30 to be able to get to the ranch on time. I was dying but I decided on that drive to work that I would make the best of it. John wanted his team to work out the first shift and I was not going to hold back and I DID NOT!! Those workouts were crazy. I seriously got possessed by some morning spirit that wanted to work them out like a maniac. I ended up having a blast and I think my team did too, with the exception of Antone, for that moment that he went ballistic. Can you imagine having someone just push and push and push you until you finally get to that kind of breaking point. I really find success when you are able to break all the walls down in any situation and just “get real”. So many of us put on a brave face, façade, or coat of armor when starting out their day and I believe by doing that you miss out on so much the day has to offer. We try to be something to people that we are not and you don’t really live your best life. So I say get angry, show people the real side of you, whatever that is, and I guarantee that your life will never be dull and your growth will be aplenty.
Now let’s talk about John eating all those donuts. You know that I hate that kind of stuff on our show because I don’t think that it really teaches you anything. I don’t think you will find yourself in a situation where you are asked to eat a bunch of stuff to gain an advantage in your life. The only way I could look at this was that here is a man that needs to be in control in his life and he chose to do this because he didn’t want anyone to have power over his destiny. He wanted to be able to make his own decisions and that is something that I can relate to. People come into my house and they have lost all control and when I’m teaching them how to regain it and then all of a sudden a fork in the road happens and you have to decide what to do, I have always said that the only bad decision is not making a decision. John decided to make a decision at that very moment and that is something that I respect. The thing I love about John is his dedication to taking care of himself and what he needs. More people that I come in contact with have lost that and it’s a hard road back but it can be done.
You know how I always love to give you a challenge when I write these blogs and well, here it goes… When you are faced with a challenge or difficult decision to be made and you find yourself “on the fence”, make that decision on how it can benefit you and don’t second guess it. Whatever it is, as long as you are taking care of yourself, will be the right decision and the real challenge is to NOT SECOND GUESS YOURSELF!! One final note. How about how hard my Black Team worked!! Those guys were so focused and dialed in that week. I teach people to just do what you can do in the course of a day and everything will all work out. Try to make the right decision 80% of the time and you will always come out ahead. Love you guys…xoxox
Well here we go with another Season of The Biggest Loser. Can you believe that we are on Season 12??!!! I remember the first day driving to work thinking about how weird it was going to be without Jillian there. Ask anybody that knows me, I’m not a big fan of change so, needless to say, I was a little worried. So I show up to work and we are in the middle of a flat desert area with military choppers and a whole new batch of people and all I could say to myself was, “keep your focus on whatever team you get and everything else will work out”, so that is exactly how I approached this season. I really wanted to be the leader of the Black Team because it just seemed right. It was paying homage to my girl and plus, practically everything that I own is black, grey, or navy so I had plenty of clothes.
When that day started and I knew that the teams had to run a mile in the desert I just didn’t want anybody to go down, and they didn’t, and I got the “Middle Aged” group and loved them immediately. Antone and John were my kind of guys, just big and strong. I LOVE THOSE TWO GUYS!! I thought that Jennifer was going to be a handful but I was pleasantly surprised at her work ethic and Sunny could cry at the drop of the hat but she was southern so I loved her. I really got a good feeling from this group and I was very excited to show America that age is nothing but a number. Do older people have to work harder to get the same results as the younger people? Yep. Was that no longer gonna be an excuse to not do anything? You are damn right. I think that this season is going to inspire our audience in a whole new way because Battle of the Ages is gonna show the seniors out there that it is never too late and hopefully get the young people off the couch and away from their computers and start gaining control of their lives early on. There are so many positive messages with this format and I’m really excited that you guys have started this journey with all of us.
How about that moment with Antone on the ground outside? How many of us can relate to that? All of a sudden you reach a point in your life when you can no longer deny where it is you are – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. That is exactly what happened to him in that moment. He was on the ground and came to that realization and it was so honest and raw. That is how you make real and lasting changes. You’ve gotta give yourself a really good look in the mirror and make that assessment and I promise you, when you do that, no matter how bad it is, it will only get better because it was at that moment when you looked yourself in the eye and was honest with yourself, that the change will start to happen. I promise you that it will get better if you just take that first step and I’m gonna be right here for you…..Big Love to all of you out there…xoxoxo
I get SO many questions about how to incorporate protein! Try this shake! You will LOVE it and as always I have included instructions below..xox Bob
- 3/4 cup dry measure oatmeal, cooked in water and cooled
- 2 scoops vanilla protein
- 1 ½ cups of seasonal berries: ex- strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- 12 oz. water or almond milk (Bob uses half of each)
- Combine all in blender and “liquefy” for 30 seconds.
As you know, I just wrapped season 11 of The Biggest Loser and my best friend, Jillian is leaving to pursue new endeavors; I will miss her, but all of this change has made me think a lot about new beginnings!
Throughout the years on the show, I have learned so much about myself. One thing that I found to be most important in succeeding is a fresh routine. With summer fast approaching, new things are blossoming everywhere, as with every season’s change, and I want you to focus on implementing freshness into your life.
I have received your letters, Tweets and Facebook posts… and guess what? I LISTENED! I just revamped my website, launched a line of supplements – “Bob Harper’s Smart Success” and will be talking a lot more about food! I am so excited about a new series of webisodes I will be launching this week titled “My Fit Food.”
The food webisodes will be a great new way for me to share my favorite food tips and ideas. I may not be Julia Child, but I will certainly let you know my simple secrets to healthy eating! And of course, paired with a healthy diet is exercise. My newest DVD, “Beginner’s Weight Loss Transformation,” is now available and is the perfect way to start out your journey or simply implement a fresh routine into your regimen!
I am thrilled to move forward with the seasons and hope that you join me on this fresh start! To celebrate this new start I would like to offer you free shipping on my newest DVD: Bob Harper – Beginner’s Weight Loss Challenge (use code “newbeginnings” at checkout).
Join me in welcoming a new beginning.. and remember I am always here for you!