POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 11:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:28am
Baton Rouge, (NBC33) — We began filming on Wednesday Feb. 22. Since then contestants have hit the gym trying to jump start their weight loss. Here's what they had to say about their first couple of days in the program.
James Henry had his first work out on Saturday. Henry said, "Erik,my trainer, clearly hates me. I know this because of how my body feels today. Did you know that there are 639 skeletal muscles in the human body? I do because all 639 of mine are weeping. That was easily the hardest workout I’ve ever done. After meeting some of Erik’s previous trainees, I have complete faith in him. I am excited to be working with such a great trainer and motivator. Thanks, Erik!"
Anita Katzman said," Wow. Had my first personal training session with Justin. It was so hard. He told me I could rest, so I did, but then he said "no, not sitting down!" Stand and rest. pump. plank. pain. Stand and rest. This is going to be so good for me. Challenging, but very very good! "
James Newman said, "First, I would like to say that I am very excited and feel very lucky to be a part of this competition. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of results I can achieve. I wish everyone involved good luck and great success."
Carole Walker said, "Losing it in Louisiana is more than about winning a contest to me, it's a lifestyle change. It's an opportunity that will help me learn how to take better care of my body so that I can live a healthier and happier life."
Rebekah Worrell said her trainer Lake is awesome. "She
pushes me and motivates me at the same time," said Worrell. "I had no idea how hard it
could be to workout and get healthy until I started "Losing it in
Louisiana". Luckily I have Lake to help me get through it."
Kris Cusanza had her first work out with her trainer Carlos today. Kris said," I can't feel my legs right now. But I feel skinnier. For the first time in a long time, I feel like i'm doing something truly positive for my health. Go team red!"