I love watching the Biggest Loser as it does give great tips either with the unrealistic and seemingly unhealthy way to lose weight. Last night, trainer Bob really laid into Joelle. Last week, Joelle's partner Carla agreed to go home for a month while Joelle fought to stay at the ranch. It seemed to be such an unselfish act by Carla, giving her friend the opportunity to stay and workout with trainers and eat properly and be under constant supervision from doctors, etc. What an awesome opportunity!!
Joelle had the opportunity of a lifetime to make her friend proud, lose weight for herself and improve her way of life. What did she do? She did as little as possible. A lost opportunity? Maybe not as somehow Joelle managed to do enough to stay in the game.
It is so hard to give 100% all the time. Sometimes I do find myself doing enough to "just get by." Many of the contestants on the show noticed her half hearted effort and her plotting to vote her off. After seeing the last chance workout, I thought about myself. Would I be a "Joelle"? Giving as much of myself as I need to, or would I give it my all and then more! I would hope that I would go for the gusto, but only when someone like Bob was right in my face.
I am rooting for Joelle this next week. I'm hoping she won't leave her partner down as it seems Carla is working her tail off at home. An opportunity like this comes once in a lifetime.