The Biggest Loser 13 Kicks Off!

biggest loser 13*SPOILER ALERT* This Biggest Loser 13 recap reveals details from last night’s premiere. So if you don’t want to know the dramatic details and who was voted off of Biggest Loser 2012, click away, my friend, click away!

I love the fresh start of a New Year for a number of reasons but one of the top ones? The return of The Biggest Loser! And “ho, ho, ho,” it was a good one last night.

While I’ll be sharing the tasty details of my Biggest Loser 13 watch party on my blog on Monday, I wanted to recap a few highlights from last night’s premiere. First, Santa. Yes, his real name is Roy, but he really looks just like Santa—white beard, belly and all. And they even put him in red…On Twitter the Santa jokes were just too easy (and fun) to crack. Heck, even Bob Harper had fun saying “Ho, ho, ho, Santa,” during a workout. While we didn’t get to know Roy/Santa very well, I’m curious to see what his back-story is.

Second, I’m really digging that this is the “No Excuses” season. So many of us say that we don’t have time to get in shape or we have bad knees or whatever the case may be, but really, you have to make your own health a priority. You don’t have to wear a size four, but you do owe it to yourself and others in your life to take of yourself. Period. There’s actually a great post about this on Fit Bottomed Mamas, but I like how The Biggest Loser is tackling this one for those on the ranch and really those at home, too.

Next, I know all reality shows thrive on drama, but I’m really sick of the vote-off-a-couple thing that they always do at the beginning of the first episode. Yes, they have a chance to come back if they lose 50 pounds collectively in a month, but really? Can’t they all get at least one week on the ranch to learn? (And is it just me or is it always the minority couple who goes home early?!)

Lastly, Bob and Dolvett are true superheroes. They made their The Biggest Loser 2012 debut with quite the entrance. Dovlett came in by helicopter and Bob zoomed in on a motorcycle. And collectively, all hearts on Twitter went pitter-patter. With just the two boys as trainers, it’s quite the bit of eye candy. (And one that even Nancy, a 63-year-old grandmother, noticed and gushed over when she chose Dolvett as her trainer. At that, Twitter light up with “GILF” references. So, so wrong.)

Oh, and I guess I should at least address the voted-off player, eh? Ben offered himself up to go home so that he could be with his family. Dude, you should be there for your family. Makes me want to beat my head against a wall.

For a few more highlights from The Biggest Loser 13 premiere, check out the below video. You get some Dolvett, some Bob and lots of Santa!

Can’t see the video? Click here to see some highlights from The Biggest Loser 2012 episode one.

What did you think of last night’s premiere? Excited for the rest of The Biggest Loser 13 season? —Jenn

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  1. Heather N. says:

    I get frustrated when contestants ask to go home. There are thousands of Americans that want the opportunity to be on The Biggest Loser. For a “No Excuses” season, that seemed to be the most obvious excuse in the whole episode!

  2. I hate when contestants ask to go home. I know he missed his family, but give me a break. Yes, he did a good job with what he learned for the reveal, losing 50lbs, but he still has a long way to go! (Shakes head).

  3. Thorey says:

    This about the minority couple is exactly what came to mind when I watched the show. I haven’t seen all the series, but this makes me want to check the statistics.

  4. Mary says:

    All these people need to suck it up. So your missing you kids birthday, 1st day of school, your wife. Think of the military, we miss birthday, births, christmas, holiday. We are gone sometime years. You sign up for this so quit complaining and do what you what you sign up for.