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Courtney Rainville's Biggest Loser Elimination Interview
Learn how Courtney's preparing for the Biggest Loser marathon.
What Courtney Rainville may have struggled to achieve at the ranch she certainly conquered at home. At last count she's down to 205 pounds, and is certainly working hard to shrink that number before finale.
Her trainer, Dolvett Quince, cautioned that without an attitude change she'd be sent home. One week later, Courtney says she could feel her confidence growing but others couldn't see her progression, and she was sent home. It's there that she has a wonderfully support network through her family, friends, and at her gym. "People cheer you on constantly," she says of the members her gym, Cross Fit Forever Strong.
Her departure seemed like an angry one, but mostly because of hurt feelings. "I was offended because they made it sound like I was in the game for myself and not for the team," Courtney remarked about her red team elimination. She stuck to her guns and voted according to lowest percentage of weight loss, and not any game play-fueled reasons.
The only game Courtney's trying to win right now is preparation -- for both the upcoming marathon with all of this season's contestants, and for her finale weigh-in. "I'm training pretty hard," she told us. "I'm fully focused." That means working with her trainer, mixing up springs, long and short runs, cardio, and weight training. She said she does one or two long runs each week, running at least 4-5 days each week. She's also working on building a lot of muscle "to sustain through the marathon and so I can get right back into the weight loss process."
She speaks highly of her trainer at home, but also has some kind words for the guy who got her started, Dolvett. "He was there for me when I felt alone," she told us. She credits him with helping her discover that she's stronger than she thought she was, that she's worth a lot. "He balances being a friend and a trainer." She happily shared that they speak regular and thinks he is a wonderful addition to the show.
Looking beyond the marathon and the finale, Courtney's looking ahead to traveling and inspiring others. "I want to talk to people who struggle with weight," she told us. "I want to inspire and motivate they so they know they can do it."Flag this Video