February 10, 2011 09:30 AM by Lisa Princ
The Biggest Loser on NBC fans watched Tuesday night as yet another one of Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel‘s unknown players was eliminated. In a post elimination interview, Jaquin “Q” Allen shares his thoughts about his experience and more. Keep reading for all the details!
From his arrival on the ranch of The Biggest Loser Q never seemed to have the same motivation and drive as the other players there. However, since his elimination, Q is more determined and driven than ever. Here is what Q wanted to share with viewers and fans.
Question: Last week when we watched Larialmy go home, you both stated that you were not ready to go home, can you tell us how you became mentally and physically strong enough to continue at home only a week later?
Q: My wife – she assured me that we would be able to continue this at home. It was tough not having the full support system at home like I had on the ranch, but I have adjusted.
Question: Tell us about the chocolate temptation challenge and how you felt to learn that Artur was responsible?
Q: It was very shocking, because the amazing thing about it is…everyone who ate the chocolates, we all had the expression on our face and all had the feeling that whoever eats is going to keep things the same. That was the plan that we kind of hinted around when we first even went into the challenge. And to know that Arthur would make such a decision on that type of a playing field, it was just amazing that he would even do that. And to this day, we still don’t understand why he would make such a rash decision, because he really just literally put a target on his back, just as Bob and Jillian said. He put the biggest target on his back, and to me, it was a boneheaded idea. It was a real, real negative move on his part.
Question: Justin and Rulon seemed to take on the leadership roles of your team, did that anger or affect you at all?
Q: To me personally, it was honestly a good thing, it was the best thing for me. It was something that I needed. It goes back to me saying about my support system. That’s the kind of support system and that’s the kind of corrective criticism that I strive for. Call me out on my junk. When I’m slacking off, be man enough or woman enough to call me out on it so that I can correct the issue. If I don’t know something needs to change, how do I know to change it? And to me and to the rest of our teammates…I mean, there were a few people who felt Rulon and Justin were a little overbearing, but for me, that was something that we all needed. I love those guys to death. The Yellow team are the ones that really helped me to continue to go on while I was at the ranch, and even now, just knowing that I’m a part of this huge family of “The Biggest Loser” and knowing that those two guys will continue to be a part of my life going on, it’s just an incredible feeling.
Question: Can you shed some light on the training regime of Cara and Brett’s team because all we seemed to get to see what a lot of boxing.
Q: Oh we did a lot of different things. In addition to the boxing and the kick-boxing-style training that both of our trainers are known for, we did a lot of metabolic resistance training, we did circuits – we even did a little bit of cardio and everything like that. They did all these things with us the way that they did, in order for us to develop what’s called a “slow burn.” And once we developed that slow burn, we developed a way where we can work out for three or four hours a day, instead of the eight hours a day that most people on the ranch will work out, and we will get the exact same burn. We would burn the exact same calories and get the exact same level of weight loss. And that’s something I hold very dear to me, because of the simple fact that I knew when I got home that I wouldn’t be able to work out eight hours a day because I had work, I had a child, I had a household to maintain and everything like that. So I knew it was virtually impossible for me to work out 8 hours a day, and the training that Brett and Cara gave us was just enough to make sure that we would be able to continue on once we got home to do a lot of the same things that we did there.
Question: How have the dynamics between Larialmy and yourself changed since you’ve gotten home?
Q: It’s actually gotten a lot better. One of the things we dealt with was that we needed to come to a better understanding that we enabled each other worst way in weight gain. We weren’t giving each other that extra push we needed, and then it came to a point that we need to focus on ourselves. Even though we are married we have to do this for ourselves. I mean it’s like If I can’t make me happy, how can I make you happy, our relationship has grown is so many different levels. It is amazing knowing I went through this entire experience with the person I am spending my life with. She welcomed me home with open arms and knew what happened at the ranch was for the best.
Question: Can you tell us what it was like being at The Biggest Loser Resort – Fitness Ridge?
Q: Oh, it was like Disney World for fat people [laughing]. There was incredible housekeeping, 3 square meals a day with calorie counts. Everything there was good, you have every aspect of fitness with all the luxuries like the spa. The place in general is just amazing, I would recommend it to anyone, it’s a great motivational place.
Question: Do you have any regrets and would you have done anything differently?
Q: The only thing I can say I would have done differently would be just reevaluating my reason for being there. I wish I went in there with the same drive that everyone else started with. I should have left my issues and baggage I had brought from home at home and focused more from the start.
Question: What was the most important thing you learned while on The Biggest Loser?
Q: The most important thing I learned is the level of stability and strength you have to have to lose weight. Brett once told me that working out and fitness in general is 80 percent mental. So once I got past all of the physical issues and excuses you may make, my excuses, the reason I was the way I was…I have a whole new mindset now and it’s a great feeling.
Question: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day with your wife?
Q: This year it will be a time for reflection, we will not be doing the usual eating out. I plan on cooking her a healthy dinner at home.
Question: What is the number one change you have made?
Q: Focusing on what I need to do to become a better Q. Not making excuses anymore and putting everything else to the side and focusing on me. I wish I would have gotten that mindset a lot sooner on ranch.
Question: How have your eating habits changed?
Q: They have changed dramatically, and it is amazing how you lean how to cook so many different things and cook better. You know, healthy food does not have to taste nasty. One of the biggest things that I had to break myself out of was eating on the go but I have and I am continuing to learn.
Best of luck to Q – we look forward to seeing you at the finale! Be sure to tune in next week at 8 pm EST on NBC for a brand new episode of The Biggest Loser! See you after the show!
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