It's crazy that the people on Thintervention are only into their second week and they are already losing steam. Bryan is tired of eating chicken and fish. Shay is dragging her feet while her mom Kim is raring to go. And Nikki shows up to the workout at Jackie's house hungover.
Ready for change, all of them.
Jackie's workout this week is to push everyone until full fatigue. They will run on the treadmills with assistant Craig until they puke and then do power circuits with Jackie. Stacy has a breathing attack that seems forced and annoys the other participants. Then Nikki goes and throws up ("Vomit happens"). Then Shay is overwrought getting off the treadmill. The younger people are having more problems than those in their forties and fifties!
After the workout, Jackie shows everyone how to make her "special" shake filled with goodness. In her demonstration she used Kombucha which is my fave thing in the world and I can't find it now that Whole Foods has stopped carrying it. I was so sad! If anyone reading this knows where I can get Kombucha in the NYC area, please post it below!!!! Here is the recipe for the shake so you can look like Jackie*. *results not guaranteed.
1 scoop protein powder
1 tsp glutamine powder
1 tsp BCAA powder
1 tbsp L Caritine
1/2 tbsp flaxseed oil
1 cup frozen spinach
1 cup frozen berries
Blend it together and have before you workout. "It's not horrible!" said Bryan.
Then Jackie announces the participants will be in teams this week to learn, motivate, and be accountable to each other. Jeana and Mandy, Shay and Stacy, Bryan and Kim, and Nikki and Joe will be stuck together for the week. "Don't roll your eyes, Joe," says Jackie. She reminds everyone that she will be checking in on them throughout the week unannounced.
On Homework day, Jeana and Mandy workout with an Israeli super commando doing mixed martial arts, Kim and Bryan go running, and Joe and Nikki exchange jabs with a boxing session. She calls him a loud, obnoxious ass and he calls her Chris Farley. Good fun. Stacy and Shay spend more time talking and laying on the ground which is how Jackie finds them. She proceeds to grind them into the ground.
Then it is time for the weekly extreme workout. Each team meets at Griffith Park to run a race tethered together while wearing weighted vests. The winners will get dinner at Jackie's house catered by her personal chef. Apparently personal chefs are a regular part of this show.
The older folks beat the younger kids AGAIN (come on younger kids!) and Kim and Bryan win the race! The win is quickly overshadowed by Kim's hand being swollen. She opts out of the dinner to go to the hospital, leaving Bryan to fend for himself against Jackie and Craig and their questions about his weight and his sex life. And can Jackie film him being intimate with his partner with her Flip cam? (Possible plug possibility, Flip company!)
Bad news: Kim's hand swelling is lymphodema due to her lymph nodes being removed from her having cancer. She has to leave the show for her health. At the therapy session, others express their sadness for her leaving and also share about the lack of support in their lives that caused them to have gained weight. Most notable are Nikki and Bryan's stories: Nikki basically raised herself from the time she was 11 years old and Bryan was sexually abused at the age of three. Jackie notes that the cycle of abuse has turned on themselves. Dealing with the emotions will help them deal with the food.
So, how did these teams do at the weigh in?
Bryan: From 259 lbs to 252 lbs- 7 lbs lost
Nikki: From 217 lbs to 214 lbs- 3 lbs lost
Mandy: From 162 lbs to 157 lbs- 5 lbs lost
Shay: From 199 lbs to 197 lbs- 2 lbs lost
Jeana: From 170 lbs to 169 lbs- 1 lb lost
Stacy: From 217 lbs to 215 lbs- 2 lbs lost
Joe: From 220 lbs to 221 lbs- 1 lb gained
Jackie is disappointed by the lackluster numbers and promises that next week she won't be so sweet and will be a hard core bitch. She's been sweet? OH LORD. Watch out everyone.