Bob or Jillian?

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Good evening.  :)  This evening was same old, same old.  No workout because it’s my rest day!  Here are my eats for the afternoon:


Granola and yogurt:




And nuts:


During my break from night class, I posted this Operation Beautiful note.  I really like this phrase. So true!


Dinner was rather lazy — I just made ravioli and green beans.


Bob or Jillian?


Currently, I’m watching The Biggest Loser.  Of course, there are some aspects of the show that I don’t like, but overall, I think it’s a really inspiring program.  And super motivating to watch!  Jillian is a freaking goddess (best arms ever!):

I have a serious crush on Bob.

My favorite parts thus far:


  • Jillian says in regards to one contestant: "She is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S."
  • Bob says in regard to one contestant who refuses to sprint on the treadmill: "Don’t say ‘I can’t.’  That pisses me off."


If you could train with Bob or Jillian, who would you choose?  The tough-love, screaming crazy lady trainer or the sensitive, caring, yoga-loving trainer?


I would definitely choose Jillian!  I would love her to make me cry on the treadmill. 🙂



  • Tania September 29, 2009, 6:40 pm

    Ohhh tough one….I’d have to say Bob. Weirdly enough guy trainers somehow motivate me more. Not sure what that says about me…hmmm. 🙂

  • Missy September 29, 2009, 6:40 pm

    IDK.. I <3 both.. but I guess Bob would "keep me going"

  • Janine September 29, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I also have a HUGE crush on Bob…I love him!
    I think Jillian is awesome, but I would definitely choose Bob. I don’t want Jillian’s therapy sessions that her contestants go through. That’s just me though!

  • Jenna September 29, 2009, 6:43 pm

    hmmm! that is a tough one! i would probably have to go with bob!

  • Amy September 29, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Hey! I like both of them too. For training though I think I’d have to go with Jillian. I do a bootcamp circuit twice a week and the trainer is Alysson. She is 5’2″ (maybe), but one tough lady. She always says “Don’t let me see you resting at your station or I will come over and bust you up.” I love her and am so sad that she will be moving at the end of the month.

  • Sally September 29, 2009, 6:44 pm

    I love Bob! It is funny that you have a crush on Bob because from the pictures you’ve posted your hubs bears quite a striking resemblance!

    • Caitlin September 29, 2009, 6:54 pm

      ohmigod YOU’RE RIGHT!!!

  • angieinatlanta September 29, 2009, 6:45 pm

    Totally Jillian – sure, I’d hate her during the workout but I’d love her when I hit my goals!

  • Kristen September 29, 2009, 6:47 pm

    That’s a hard choice. On one hand, I’d find Bob really motivating, on the other, I’d love to be able to have Jillian yell at me and then feel like I proved myself to her. Sometimes though, I think Jillian is a little too tough just for show instead of for a good reason. That being said, I’d feel so bad ass if I could make it through a Jillian work out…so I’d pick her.

  • Katie September 29, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Jillian all the way! I’m basically obsessed with her videos and podcast and would kill to work out with her in person.

  • Julie September 29, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Jillian! Sometimes I need someone to yell and scream at me to get off my duff and put in 100%.

  • Cindy September 29, 2009, 6:58 pm

    Jillian! Her podcast is the best. I love to listen to it while I work out. Great info. and so motivating!

  • Jocelyn September 29, 2009, 6:58 pm

    I would love to train with BOTH OF THEM! seriously..they are both so inspirational and everything they do on that show and off = improving peoples lives…making the world a HEALTHIER place. Love em!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans September 29, 2009, 6:59 pm

    I’d want Jillian to kick the crap out of me and then I’d want Bob to come with me to eat lunch and go shopping… so both?

  • caronae September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm

    I think I’d want Bob because I cry when people are mean to me! I watched a little of the show tonight (got interrupted), and I do think it’s inspiring but it feels like they are trying to make it dramatic! Like blowing little things out of proportion. It’s kind of funny though…

  • Amanda September 29, 2009, 7:09 pm

    That’s tough! If I were to be trained as I am now, I would want Bob. I really don’t have a problem motivating myself so I would just want a trainer who “got” me, plus he is so zen-like and gorgeous! Buuut if I went on the show and was overweight I would probably need the tough love from Jillian … gotta love her dvds too.

  • Stephanie September 29, 2009, 7:12 pm

    Jillian all the way!! I love that lady, and she has worked miracles with her shred programs for me 🙂 Great op beautiful note today – lovin’ it 🙂

  • Tracy September 29, 2009, 7:14 pm

    Bob for sure! Jillian would make me cry!

  • Jolene ( September 29, 2009, 7:14 pm

    I love them both! Jillian can be mean and crazy, but I have seen Bob get like that too (and I LOVE it!) They are both amazing, and I am glad they are training together this season! Yeah for teamwork!

  • Amy September 29, 2009, 7:17 pm

    Jillian for sure. I need that tough love approach!

  • Amanda September 29, 2009, 7:18 pm

    No way I could choose! I love them both too much. I am so glad that they decided to have them both train all the contestants this year!

  • Dayna September 29, 2009, 7:21 pm

    I would go with Jillian for sure! I know she’d kick my a**!

  • Lauren September 29, 2009, 7:30 pm

    For sure Jillian. She is already my personal trainer since I’m doing the 30 Day Shred! I love Jillian!

  • Krista September 29, 2009, 7:31 pm

    I would definitely go with Jillian! She gets results, no doubt. But I do love Bob. 🙂

  • Maggie September 29, 2009, 7:32 pm

    I would definitely pick Jillian, I want to be screamed at when I’m working out and made to totally bust my ass. But I still totally love Bob. And his tattoos! 🙂

  • Leah @ L4L September 29, 2009, 7:34 pm

    Hands down, Jillian. I need the tough love approach. Though I don’t doubt Bob can be tough!!!

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) September 29, 2009, 7:40 pm

    I agree that I would love to train with Jillian – especially is the end result would be arms and abs that look like hers!

  • Christina September 29, 2009, 7:41 pm

    I’d love to work with both of them but I’d pick Jillian. I love that she’s tough but she also connects with people she trains. I also think making it through training sessions with her would be like a badge of honour.

  • The Actors Diet September 29, 2009, 7:50 pm

    i need sweetness. loving. i can’t be yelled at!!!

  • Nikki T September 29, 2009, 7:54 pm

    I just got back from a Kettlebell class, then yoga and I’m about to settle down on the couch to watch the show now! (I’m in Alberta and it’s 8:53pm here!)
    I always find myself wondering which trainer I’d like more…I’m not a super easily intimidated person, so I think I could handle Jillian’s yelling, but I guess anyone could eventually cry after too much!
    I think I’d pick Bob!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) September 29, 2009, 7:54 pm

    Team Jillian all the way. Yelling pumps me up! I would totally slack on Bob’s team.

  • Melissa September 29, 2009, 7:56 pm

    JILLIAN all the way! I am in love with her workout video tapes. If I wasn’t half-marathon training, I would be doing them every day!!

  • Heather September 29, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Jillian all the way – although I’m still a little upset about her new weight loss pills…

  • Newbierunner September 29, 2009, 8:08 pm

    definitely jillian. i need someone to kick me in the butt.

  • Lauren @ Team Giles September 29, 2009, 8:17 pm

    cracks me up you posted this, because I was loving tonights show with bob and jill, I LOVE that they’re a team this year and training everyone. I’m the same way, I’d want to train with Jillian, I want her to make me run like a freak on the treadmill until I cry. haha

  • Scarlette September 29, 2009, 8:22 pm

    I live in LA and I take Bob’s spinning classes on Saturdays at Crunch Fitness on Sunset Blvd. He is so much fun to work out with! I think you would actually love him. He totally gets in your face and cranks up the resistance on the bike and yells at you. I have literally cried during the class from being push to my limits. But Bob always gives me a hug so its so worth it! :)And his music selection for the class is pretty good. Oh, his body is yummy in person! 😉 I totally recommend his class, if you ever happen to be in LA!

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 4:18 am


      • Scarlette September 30, 2009, 7:15 pm

        Haha Yes I do. Every Saturday! Well except last Saturday, he wasn’t there, he was in NYC doing something for Biggest Loser. But yeah, pretty much every Saturday morning, Bob kicks my ass and I love every minute of it! I guess since I’m from LA I never thought of it as a OMG thing. But I do admit I was pretty much a fangirl the first time I saw him. If ever you are in town, email me and you can come with me with a guest pass. 🙂 Oh, and I think from reading your blog you are a twilighter. I am as well, You may hate me for this, but I saw Rob perform at Whiskey A Go Go back last year before the movie came out. He is as dreamy in person as in the movies! 🙂

        • caitlin October 1, 2009, 3:45 am

          ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *hyperventilates*

  • Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 29, 2009, 8:29 pm

    You kidding? the hunkalicious yoga dude of course!! 😀

    I can kick my own ass- I’d rather have him kiss mine! ha ha! 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) September 29, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Jillian! I need someone to scream at me and make feel like i’m going to keel over if the workout extends one second long, aka Jillian- that’s a good workout to me haha.

  • lena September 29, 2009, 8:39 pm

    Bob’s my chioce!!! 🙂 he’s cool!!! and cute.. 🙂

  • Jen (Running With Cake) September 29, 2009, 9:03 pm

    I think I’d choose Bob. It would inspire me just to look at him all day. Your “lazy” dinner actually looks quite good!

  • MJ (Dubai Dossier) September 29, 2009, 10:17 pm

    I’d say in an ideal world both! But Jillian is all sorts of awesome. While I definitely have some issues with show, I still wish it was broadcast where I’m living!

  • Whole Body Love September 29, 2009, 10:43 pm

    I was bummed that Jillian started endorsing diet pills. But, I do love her training style and I want my arms to look like hers! What does she do?!

  • Nicole September 29, 2009, 11:45 pm

    I heart Bob! I wouldn’t mind listening to his little accent all day long telling me what to do!

  • Diana September 30, 2009, 12:41 am

    Finally, I can see your blog! Love the new layout. 🙂

    I honestly don’t know who I would choose! Maybe Jillian 2 times a week and Bob 3 times a week. ahahaa He’s very good looking, plus he wouldn’t make me cry… would he?
    Jillian definitely has great arms! Wouldn’t mind if mine looked like that.

  • Runningwriter September 30, 2009, 1:32 am

    Definitely Jillian. Bob’s awesome but Jillian is the type of trainer who wouldn’t let you limit yourself physically or mentally. With Bob I’d be all “Bob, that’s sweet you think I can bench that but I’m gonna have some cake now, ok…”

  • Jessica September 30, 2009, 1:56 am

    Definitely Jillian. I need someone to be real with me and just give it to me like it is. I think she would def. make me cry though…and puke. lol

  • Kate September 30, 2009, 2:04 am

    I would definately say Jillian. She would make me cry but I would be prepared for it. I think this team is the most motivated and strongest team yet on Biggest Loser, ‘cept for the crazy lady

  • Miz September 30, 2009, 3:34 am

    (may I say me as the trainer? lovingly hardcore. unflinchingly deflecting all excuses like a shiny teflon pan but willing to step up and HELP YOU when you choose your path? :))

    my fave OB note Ive posted and fave quote is:


    so seemingly “whatevs” yet the more I ponder it the more I realize how PIVOTAL that idea is in life.
    Its a concept I work daily to impart to my daughter.
    For now she simply mimics me (“she needs to plant her own garden, right mama?”) but I hope it shall be come so entrenched in her personal belief system that it is just a piece of her selfdefinition.

    (sorry for the long comment)

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 4:19 am

      awesome OB note!!! i love unique phrases!

  • Stacey September 30, 2009, 3:38 am

    Haha 🙂 Me too. I love her no-crap taking attitude!

  • tami September 30, 2009, 3:46 am

    it would depend on if i was going through something emotional.

    but Jillian would kick my ass more and get under my skin easier and what’s what i would need right now

  • jen trinque September 30, 2009, 4:13 am

    I’d pick Jillian, definitely! And, since you watch the show, didn’t you want to kill Tracy last night???

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 4:21 am

      grrrr i think its pretty true when bob says “game players get fat again.” they aren’t there for the right reasons.

  • Lauren September 30, 2009, 4:18 am

    Haha! I definitely have a slight woman crush on Jillian too! She’s so hardcore but that’s what I love about her!

    Oh and by the way, I love your new look. Congrats on the new home for HTP! 🙂

  • Paige September 30, 2009, 4:43 am

    You know…In my head I’m thinking Bob, but when I think back to college volleyball, it was always the hardass, tough, coaches that helped me play with heart.

  • Ali September 30, 2009, 4:47 am

    I love Bob and have a huge girl crush on Jillian. I think I would choose Jillian because I love how hard core she is. I haven’t watched this weeks episode though, we DVRed it Adam was working overtime. I am excited to watch it tonight.

  • Jenn September 30, 2009, 4:51 am

    Definitely Bob!

  • Lauren @ Dragonflies Journey September 30, 2009, 4:57 am

    I would want a training orgy with Bob and Jillian. I think when they team up it’s workout magic!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 30, 2009, 4:58 am

    I’d want Jillian, but Bob is such a hottie,

  • Christina September 30, 2009, 5:16 am

    Bob! He’s gorgeous.

  • Paige September 30, 2009, 5:23 am

    Jillian all the way. I like to work hard!

  • Heather September 30, 2009, 5:29 am

    I love Jillian, but for some reason I think I’d pick Bob. I don’t like being yelled at and don’t find it motivating, so while I read her books/use her DVDs/listen to her radio show, I think she’d scare me and/or make me cry. Ha! However, I don’t know if she’d be like that if it wasn’t for TV and/or a competition. Plus, Bob is hot 🙂

  • Niki September 30, 2009, 5:32 am

    I like them both!! I don’t know which I would choose! Loved both of those phrases from last night’s episode! Haha!

  • Sammie September 30, 2009, 5:46 am

    I have never been a Biggest Loser fan but for some reason this season sucked me in. I would totally love a butt kicking from Jillian.

  • kirsten September 30, 2009, 5:52 am

    I couldn’t decide! I love both of them! Ugh did you see the clips from next week? it looks like karma gets Tracey! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Laura September 30, 2009, 6:16 am

    I would probably lean towards Jillian but …if you had a tough workout with Bob, you might get a post workout hug.

  • Amanda (modernation) September 30, 2009, 6:46 am

    I think if it was a one time deal I would choose Jillian – just to say I survived. If I was lucky enough to have one of them for the long-haul I would choose Bob.

  • Leslie September 30, 2009, 7:19 am

    Definitely Jillian. She pushes people beyond their self-perceived limits. Plus my own experience has taught me that women trainers push women harder than male trainers.

  • alli September 30, 2009, 8:12 am

    i laughed when she said that lady was bananas! she really is!
    i would choose jillian for sure. i’d like someone to yell at me and tell me like it is!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 30, 2009, 8:28 am

    I love Bob but I’d choose Jillian too. I think she would kick my ass so hard!

  • Bronwyn September 30, 2009, 8:32 am


  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life September 30, 2009, 8:46 am

    Jillian, hands down. Sometimes I need someone to yell at me to get me to push harder.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 30, 2009, 8:59 am

    JILLIAN!!! I love her training style totally! She cares too just, leaves it at the door when “training” is in session…..which is how it should be!

    Believe me I was once many of the contestants size (246 pounds, Size 26)……and you need a trainer like her to make you do it and keep you going. Plus, be there for you after to deal with the “emotional side” of your weight….which they and we (me) all had!

    Bob is great too, he is 2nd of course!

    =) Laura @Finding A Healthy Balance

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 30, 2009, 10:18 am

    I’d probably want to work with Bob. I don’t do well with people screaming at me.

  • Amisha September 30, 2009, 11:24 am

    Definitely Jillian! I love her no BS attitude.

    It’s so funny that so many of you have a crush on Bob. I always thought he was gay.

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 11:31 am

      oh, i think he is. 🙂

  • Jac October 1, 2009, 6:06 am

    i think i’d go with Bob.. nothing better to keep me motivated than a hot trainer! lol.. But Jillian’s bod rocks!

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