After years of watching the show, I was sad to see Jillian Michaels leave. She made a great pairing (and contrast) with the show's anchor Bob Harper. Let's face it... New trainers are always hit or miss... as we've seen with Kim Lyons, Brett Hoebel, Cara Castronuova and Anna Kournikova (sorry, but I'm already predicting she won't last beyond this season...)
However, the newest addition of Dolvett Quince is a home run in my opinion. He has a soft patience with the Biggest Loser contestants. You can see him soak up their words and emotions. His advice is solid and yet not overly cheesy. And in the gym, he's a fierce trainer. Just the type I'd want as a trainer myself. And did I mention hot as hell? Damn, that smile... those eyes... and the voice. I almost peed my pants when Dolvett tweeted me back yesterday...
"When you begin to love your actions,
you begin to love yourself."
~Dolvett QuinceWhen you have so far to go, sometimes it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Change can be slow. It's incredibly easy to get mad at your body and just give up. We all have visions of what we want to look like... or goals of how fast we want to run. But it may be defeating when that is our sole focus. Instead, we should enjoy the activities that get us to the destination. Enjoy every single run... Don't run just for a future PR, but for the moment in time that you have right now.
"The journey is the reward."
Without the fight, the hard work, and the endless hours of sweat, you will never truly appreciate the glory of the finish line. And that's what made the marathon so special to me.