First, lets talk about those ‘wall sits’. They are HARD. I mean, seriously hard. I’ve had Jillian stand on my legs as she took forever to count down before I could stop. And believe me, it’s brutal. And… Tara won. 4 minutes?! That is really impressive. No wonder Tara’s legs wouldn’t hold her up after. She needed to sit on the stairs to figure out what to do. And she spent forever making that decision, I’m not sure if it was because it tough working out all the numbers, or if it was because she needed to rest.
Obviously tonight’s theme was ‘FACE OFF’! And the face-offs set up at the Pop Challenge made everything about this week so intense...
Everyone really got into the match ups. Filipe is a good guy. From day one, his enthusiasm and outgoing personality made everyone like him right off the bat, but it’s his sincerity of heart that seals the deal. He won everyone over right from the beginning. And it was clearly his passion that led to a separate face-off between him and Jillian.
24Hour Fitness was the host of another challenge. This relay race was amazing. Mandi made quick work of the obstacles, she ate up a lot of the lead on Tara. It was so awesome watching the girls going so hard core all the way to the end. The blue team was faced with more frustration, while the black team earned quite a victory prize. That spa looked – let’s be honest – fabulous!! The pedicures, the massages – pretty sweet. But wow, ‘acting careless’ was an understatement, right??!! They definitely took the luxury to another level – and it was tough seeing them regret it and be unhappy on the scale.
Jillian has her ways – they couldn’t really have expected to keep the evening a secret from her?! The black team was ‘crusin’ for a bruisin’ ans my dad would say. That confrontation was tough, but definitely an awakening.
And the heartbreaker for the blue team was that if it had been a regular week, not one-on-one, the blue team would have won. As a whole, they beat the black team’s percentage. But the black team managed to stay whole for another week. And Mandi ended up doing an unbelievably courageous and selfless thing. She made sure Aubrey would be on campus for at least another week. She sacrificed herself for her sister. And the emotions were truly at a peak in that elimination room. Everyone was affected by the gesture. And I was so happy to see how great she looks, how gorgeous her kids are – isn’t her son cute?
Tonight, before I got home to watch the show I got a ton of replies on http://twitter.com/Ali_Sweeney about tonight's ep. Everyone was commenting on what a crazy good, intense ep it was and they were right! Feel free to jump into the conversation! I'd love to hear from you!