Everyone deserves a second chance - everyone. Walking back into the house to kick off Week 6, Ruben was waiting on us with his big, warm, signature smile. The Red Team felt whole again, and knew this was the start of what was going to be a really good week - we hoped anyway! I don't know if you had been as tired as we were of the Blue Team winning everything in sight, but the Red Team just believed this week's challenge was going to be different.
What better way for a singer to celebrate his weight loss than by collaborating on a tune with a world-renowned composer?
After being eliminated and then reinstated at the end of last week's Biggest Loser, American Idol winner Ruben Studdardis back to continue his journey on the ranch. His trainer Dolvett takes him to meet David Foster, where the two work on a song that Foster wrote for Studdard to express his battle the best way he knows how — through singing.
Success at anything will always come down to attitude and effort, and we choose both. Losing the weigh-in and, in turn, Ruben last week, left the Red Team licking our wounds heading into Week 5 on The Biggest Loser ranch. When life doesn't go according to plan, it's so easy for me to get in the self-preservation mode. In that space I am all too familiar with, I take short-cuts and lean toward my comfort zone, take the path of least resistance, feel sorry for myself and quit competing to win the day at hand. Dolvett knew our team needed something to re-focus us, and the ladies from the Beat Cancer Boot Camp were the perfect inspiration we needed... that I needed.
Some of the toughest obstacles to overcome on The Biggest Loser are the emotional ones.
Check out contestant David's blogs from this season
In the exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's episode below, contestant Tanya talks to trainer Dolvett about the extremely abusive upbringing she had. Today, Tanya still holds onto the resentment. "I'm pissed at my entire family because I told them about the abuse ... but nobody would save me," she says in the clip below. "They let me sit in that environment and be abused."
My name is David Brown, Season 15 contestant on the NBC show The Biggest Loser, and it will be my honor to be blogging for TVGuide.com each and every week of the season. The objective for me here will be the same as it was on the ranch, to be as open and authentic to the process as possible, and to share my thoughts and fears and triumphs in hopes they impact others seeking to positively change something in their own lives. I will say right up front, it will be the hardest thing you will do, but I promise you this, it will be worth it.