First off, I can't believe how far we are in this season!! It feels like it is flying by. I don't know about you, but I am so excited for the Season 12 finale! I know I'll be there cheering these amazing contestants on... with bells on.
Okay, onto business. This week we are in singles. I can tell you from experience that going to singles is scary!! It's like the mother bird kicking the babies from the nest, your first day of college, and all that jazz rolled into one. You are on your own... no help from teammates. To add to the pressure cooker, Alison announced to the contestants that this week they will participate in a pentathlon. Um, what?? This was definitely a first. So, there would be five events throughout the week and each event would award points. The person with the most points at the end of the week wins and wins BIG! What's the prize you ask?? Immunity. Yep, the golden ticket in Biggest Loser land. BUT... yes, there is always a but... don't act so surprised this is Biggest Loser after all! Okay, so the person who finishes last has a one-pound disadvantage on the scale... yes, you read that right.
Throughout the episode, we watched the contestants go head-to-head in a wide variety of events that work the mind and the body. Two events really stuck out to me. First, was the trivia event. Basically, it was Jeopardy, Biggest Loser edition. I'm such a sucker for the mind challenges... remember last season?? I proved I'm a grade A nerd over and over. :) Anyway, Antone reigned supreme with the most correct answers! I have to brag... I got all the questions right. How did you do?? My second favorite event was what I have named the peanut water float race extravaganza! (Say that 10 times!) I know that challenge was hard! The challenges that look the easiest are usually the ones that are killer. In the end, Sunny raced across the pool and smoked the rest. I just love to see the girls win... have I said that before? ;) The overall winner of The Biggest Loser Pentathlon was ANTONE!! I know it might be too early to predict, but I think he could possibly win the whole show!! Unfortunately, it was Bonnie at the bottom earning a one-pound disadvantage. I love Bonnie and that made me so sad.
There were some really special moments this week. My favorite was hearing some of Dolvett's back story. Hearing about his childhood and being adopted by foster parents was very moving. I feel like we always hear so much about the contestants that it really is a gift to get a glimpse into the trainers' lives. I love that Dolvett used the pain from his past to fuel his inner "fight." It's so easy in life to become a victim of your past. Those chains are so incredibly heavy to carry, and I love the idea of not dragging the past around like chains, but to overcome and fight. So awesome!!
Another amazing moment was none other than a visit from Olympic Gold medalist Apolo Ohno!!!! Wooooohoooo!!! A little side note... Hannah and I actually met Apolo two weeks ago at the New York City Marathon, and he was truly great. He was so nice and genuine and chatted with us for at least 30 minutes... AND he comes with Subway sandwiches. WIN!
The weigh-in went down like this:
Antone: 9 pounds
Bonnie: 5 pounds
John: 9 pounds
Vinny: 10 pounds
Sunny: 9 pounds
Becky: 4 pounds
Ramon: 7 pounds
The contestants had to vote between Becky and Bonnie in the elimination room. After all was said and done, Bonnie was sent home.
Soooooo???? How would you have done in the pentathlon?? Who do you think is going to win it all?? I want to know what you think! Leave it in the comments. :)
Health & Happiness,