Ever since this show started, I had wanted to be a contestant. I love competition, I love challenges, I love motivational groups, and I especially love Jillian and Bob.
If you're just beginning a lifestyle change, hoping to lose weight, I'd check this show out! It's so motivational. I used to always watch it while ellipticalling because I would honestly push harder and get a much better workout in. When I'm running on the trail, I hear Jillian in the back of my head with some of her catch phrases - 'push it out,' when I'm doing lunges 'sink it down'!
In the beginning of the season, they show the contestants meeting with doctors to find out what diseases they have, or are on track to get. This resonates with me because the fear of disease is one of the main reasons I started my weight loss. My grandpa has diabetes, my grandparents all have heart disease, high blood pressure, and many other diet/exercise related illnesses. I love my grandparents dearly, but I didn't want to follow in their footsteps in that reguard.
I still am sad I never was able to be a contestant, because I honestly believe I would do amazingly well, but at the same time I'm so proud of myself for doing this on my own, and not even qualifying to be a contestant anymore!
I highly recommend tuning in, and watching it while exercising! I know I will be.