This week is one of my favorite occasions: makeover week on "The Biggest Loser." Makeover week gives the contestants a moment to celebrate and appreciate all their hard work, and to finally see it pay off! They walk out of this week with new hair, new clothes, a new body and a new life!
Despite being off the ranch for two weeks, the contestants still pulled huge numbers at the weigh-in. That's what it's all about! As a trainer, my goal is to influence people to encourage themselves, and to motivate themselves daily. If I can get them to believe in what they once thought was impossible, then I've done my job.
While they were visiting friends and family at home, the contestants also had to complete the challenge of leading their community in a fitness day. This is an important exercise for them, because you stretch everything you've learned just by passing it on to someone else. Reemphasize your knowledge and make it your own! It's like I always say: after being trained, become the trainer.
At this point in the competition, all of the contestants have gotten to a healthy mindset, and they're on the right track to success. That doesn't mean the trainers' work is done, though. My role remains the same until the last second of competition. I need to continue to motivate, inspire and encourage these contestants to understand that they have the power to be their own trainers.