This week we surprised the teams with something a little different. A new kind of temptation – meant for their trainers! The looks on their faces said it all. They were shocked! From where I sat, the trainers seemed a little tempted at first to eat those cupcakes (you should have seen the way the crew was drooling over them!!! :) ) But on principle, Bob, Jillian and Kim all decided to stick together and ‘just say no’.
I also explained to the trainers and their teams that this was “Trainer Week’. Not only was the temptation meant for them, but they would participate in the challenge this week as well. They all seemed very excited at the prospect of joining their teams in a little friendly competition.
The morning of our Challenge shoot dawned with major weather problems. My call time was 7am on location in the mountains behind Malibu. When we arrived, you couldn’t even see across the parking lot. And the whole premise of the challenge that day involved seeing the “flags” several hundred yards away. The fog didn’t let up for HOURS! It was definitely not your typical, idyllic image of Malibu, I can tell you that.
Luckily, the overcast layer burned off enough that after an early crew lunch, the director decided we’d be able to shoot the challenge.
It was quite a hike up to the actual location where we were shooting – in clear weather, you’d be able to see the ocean from where we were. As it was – we were lucky the teams could make out the flags enough to complete the challenge.
Hollie took quite a spill when the Black Team’s attempt, but she sucked it up, and pulled through to complete the challenge. Her leg was definitely torn up – quite a “war wound”! That girl’s got guts!
Once again, the Red Team with Powerhouse Phil leading the way, notched another victory on the belts. 4 challenges in a row… what will it take to beat them?
The weigh-in proved just how valuable the reward for winning the challenge was. The Blue Team clearly regretted letting the Red Team make that run. And they ended up losing the weigh-in because of that mistake.