Wow. Of the many cool things Bob Harper gets to do, I bet introducing First Lady, Michelle Obama, was right up there! Mrs. Obama gave each remaining BL contestant a hug and joked with them about the show and how she increases the incline on her treadmill when working out and watching the show on Tuesday nights. Then they all workout together, with their families, and our first lady does some mean, one foot off the floor, push-ups. She sure has some great arms! Conda’s daughter, Brooklyn, was adorable and very focused on her workout. After the workout Mrs. Obama tells the contestants she has one more challenge for them. After explaining the Presidential Active Lifestyle Challenge and saying it is something she would like every American to do. This challenge, asks people for a 6 week commitment to eat healthfully, exercise 30 minutes a day (adults) and 60 minutes a day (children) and the contestants challenge is to sign up as many people as possible under their name. Whoever wins the challenge will have a gym built in their community. Very cool. The First Lady leaves with an honorary BL t-shirt as she says goodbye and reminds them to keep moving.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we see a phone call between Chris and Roy who is already at home. He misses her and wants her to come home. OUCH. What is a wife to do? In Chris’ case, she eats. A lot. A burger with mayo, grilled cheese, peanut butter, chocolate. Wow. A lot of things started clicking in this trainers brain, but I have to save those for another day. I think I now understand a lot more about over-eating, over-drinking, over-drugging, over-everything.
Last chance workout. Bob and Chris talk. Though she is very torn, it does sound like she would like to stay at the ranch and she tells Bob she will work her ass off, but in all fairness, a marriage is a big commitment and I don’t know what I would have done in her shoes, but I do know I wouldn’t have eaten the burger 🙂 Dolvett says his 4 remaining contestants WILL be the final four. As it turns out, he just might be right!
At the weigh in, Buddy has a 1 pound advantage and Conda a 1 pound disadvantage. That didn’t end up mattering at all. Jeremy kicked butt with a 11 pound loss. That boy can definitely take the whole season. He is a fat melting machine! It is Kim and Chris who fall below, Chris putting on 2 pounds — probably she binged more than we even saw. WHERE THE HECK DO THEY GET THESE FOODS??? Why is mayo even at the ranch? Where do the chocolate bars come from? I have questions!!!!
It was pretty easy for the contestants to send Chris home. At this point, there is no reason to be at the ranch if you are not 100% there, physically, mentally and emotionally. The great news is, when we see her at home she is 156 pounds, down from her final ranch weigh-in of 172. She looks great as we see her biking with Roy and says that after the finale the two of them plan to take a cross-country bicycle trip. THAT is a big deal.
Next week we see previous season winners John, Olivia and Patrick come back to join the remaining 5 in a “Tough Mudder” competition and someone will win a new Ford Escape SUV. Then we will have just 4!