Tuesday, April 16, Pushups & Planting (Season 7) 9:00 PM

Jim Bob and Josh are in for a rude awakening when they meet their new trainer, who gives them the toughest workout of their lives. Meanwhile, Jill and Jana's midwifery skills are put to the test when one of their clients goes into labor.

30 minutes

33 comments:

Rudy Tecat said...

Their toughest workout of their lives? That would be...ANY workout.

hannah said...

Okay, the football player coming and saying no more ttc, sweet tea etc. was so scripted it was funny.

I thought Josh was 224 last episode.

summer11 said...

My opinion of the whole Jana and Jill studying midwifery is that Jana isn't into is as much because she'll be leaving the nest soon. I think it's Jill's desire to become a midwife and Jana must go along with her so she's not alone.

I think Jana is courting and this is just what she's doing in the meantime before she gets engaged. Jana has been saying for awhile that the next step for her is to become a wife and mother.

Nancy said...

Watching Josh fail after 2 pushups and 12-ish situps (based on the pop up that he did half of JB, who was asked to do 25) made all those years of smuggery bearable.

Yes, schadenfreude is sweet.

Nancy said...

Y'know, after I posted initially, I thought back and realized that both JB and Josh had lost a pretty good chunk of weight at that "weigh-in." No way Josh lost 8 lbs. (or was it 10? can't remember his initial weight) on his own, with a noticeably smaller gut, for their "first" workout. JB had also lost either 4 or 6 lbs. (again, can't remember if he was 214 or 216 initially; I think it was the former, so 4 lbs. loss for him, at least).

The failures likely MIMICKED their first workout with this guy. If they'd never worked out before, they had no idea how to use the equipment that JB ostensibly bought at an auction and stored away. How would he know what to buy unless someone TOLD him?

The scene was faked for the cameras, and the idea to buy workout equipment and "hire" a trainer (paid for by TLC, of course), totally producer-driven.

stephanie said...

Josh you should have some resentment that your parents never, ever let you do any sport but there made up broom ball.
Jimbob you should be ashamed that your son can run naturally. Shame on you Jimbob.

Stephanie said...

I'm typing on my phone and my battery was dying so my typing is worse than usual. "Their" mad up broomball sport is a non-sport. Jimbob you should be ashamed of yourself that your son can't run naturally. That was the most awkward looking run I have ever seen. I am really giving a Josh a break, look how he grew up. He didn't have a chance. On limited income his entire life, maybe he is piggin out because he has felt deprived all his life.

Stephanie said...

Am I looking too much into this or were Jill & Jana crushing on that baby daddy a tiny bit? "Heather is very Joyful all the time and so is Alden as well. Alden is a steady man type personality, they compliment each other well". Says Jill smiling and looking at Jana a little embarassed or something. I do think they want a boyfriend and aren't allowed. Jana is doing exactly what I predicted, washing dishes, and cleaning up. Jill actually said midwives do the same thing as an OB except they give more personal care. Wow, comparing yourself to an educated surgeon sure is modest.

Jill says about Alden having a new daughter "he didn't have any sisters, so it'll be his first time". What on earth does that mean? What does having sisters have to do with having a daughter?

flowerchild said...

Yeah it seems to me that since the "young adults" aren't allowed around singles their age that they might form crushes on married young adults that they are around. To me that's a whole lot more wrong and dangerous than dating.

Jac&Jil said...

Is it just me or does anyone else think it's creepy when Jana and Jill are on screen and Jill is talking, that Jana turns her head and stares are her with no expression the entire time Jill is talking? The same thing happened on last week's show when Jill was talking. The few times Jana has talked, Jill will glance at Jana but not just stare.

When Jill said that midwives do the same thing as OBs but give patients more personal care, I just shook my head. I can't even come up with a comment on that.

That was painful watching Josh trying to exercise and sad. Wonder what the trainer thought when Josh couldn't even do the basics. Maybe the Duggars should think more about physical fitness. Yeah, like that's going to happen

Murphy said...

I wonder if a Duggar would be allowed to marry a widow/er with children

Buddy Free said...

Its time for Jana to have a life of her own. These Duggar children or some of them are young adults, and still all the "buddy stuff"...its just outright wrong. I hope a few of them break free, not to run wild..but to have some fun...2nd thought RUN WILD DUGGARS, cuz if you dont do it on your own you will be taking care of your sis's n bros til your 40 then what? Not right!!! Not fair ...brain washing parents take care of your own kids...YOU made them WHY???SO your daughters can be the buddy moms, Michelle YOU might act all mild mannered and "sweet" but you are not letting your daughters and your of age sons have a life. grrr...

Allison said...

I didn't see the episode, but I wonder if Jill was referring to how OBs deliver babies, not the services they provide prior to delivery. I've heard many of my friends say that all their OB did on delivery day was catch! So maybe that's what she was referring to? I think Jill has probably seen her mom go through enough pregnancies to know that's not all an OB does... I don't think she's THAT stupid, just perhaps not very thoughtful in how she explains herself.

Sharla said...

Not very good news on the ratings front last night: 877 thousand viewers with a 0.3 rating.

Faith said...

Here are my random thoughts from the two shows:
I think it's great that the kids come up with creative ways to entertain themselves. (I'm referring to the plastic bag kites.) I also think it's great that the family does not allow technology (video games, computer time, TV time, etc.) to become the primary form of entertainment for the kids. That's one aspect I think the Duggars got right.
I wish Josh would go out and buy some collarless shirts. Even after the trainer told them to get changed into "workout" clothes Josh still was wearing a shirt with a collar.
It appeared to me that the kids sleep in random places and in their clothes. When the show showed the girls getting ready to go to the coffee shop early in the morning they panned around to show the other kids sleeping, but they didn't seem to be in the "right" beds and some looked like they had their clothes on still... strange.

Anonymous said...

I also noticed that Josh wore a collared shirt to work out in. Why? T-shirts may be more informal, but they're certainly not less modest and they're not sinful. Good grief.

I hope Jana is courting. That girl deserves a life beyond tagging along with Jill to midwife school and taking care of her wild siblings. I wonder if she is unhappy or has learned to push any discontent back so far in her mind because of fear of being sinful or having sinful thoughts of wanting a life of her own. And I also think that Jana is not really interested in the whole midwife thing, but just doesn't know what else to do. She seems to lack confidence in general. Jill, though robotic, does seem like she has more potential.
It was annoying how Michelle gushed over her older girls studying midwifery as if they were in med school or something. If they didn't study midwifery, what else would they do? Or be allowed to do? And it seems clear to me that Jill and Jana have full intentions of starting their own midwifery clinic in the future.

Why is Michelle doing her bangs more and more 80's lately? Wow, she is really doing the Aqua Net thing! I read somewhere that Gothard women are instructed to fix their hair in a way that isn't worldy-- Well, that crunchy 80's look was worldy at one time, so... I guess it's ok if a style was trendy or worldy as long as a few decades have passed.

Melissa said...

Glad the ratings are going down.. (although show cancellation would take away income from them). I hope they've been smart with their money and saved a substantial amount back. I haven't watched any of the new episodes! Just read re-caps on here!

Brooke said...

I think in last week's episode I noticed that although JimBob was working out in jeans (awful!) Josh had shorts and tall black socks. You couldn't see much leg but I wonder if he would have worn shorts had he not been married and "making it on his own" so to speak? Thoughts?

Brooke said...

One more thought. As much as I agree about the older kids needing to be free to live their lives. I do hope that the show continues because I think the best is yet to come in that I think it's inevitable that one of them *will* break out and hopefully we'll get to see a bit of that. Even if we don't see that part in particular, it would be interesting to see if someone did break out, how the rest of the family deals with it. Will they brush it under the rug, address it directly, disown the child? For that reason I would like to see the show go on.

Wampascat said...

Josh was very embarassed during the workout. He's incredibly out of shape for one so young. I couldn't help but laugh. It was sort of funny to see is enormous ego somewhat deflated. TLC has a pattern of making their reality stars look foolish as the end of a series nears. (remember unvarnished Kate Gosselin camping?)I think we can look forward to a lot of egg on Duggar faces from now on.

Marites H. said...

Their personal trainer (must be nice to have a former NFL star as your personal trainer) says that tater tot casserole, fried chicken and sweet tea are off the menu now. That's a big chunk of the Duggar diet so maybe he insteads to get off the weight by starving them.

Both JimBob and Josh (especially Josh) were quite pathetic at working out. I hope this is a wakeup call to them and to the rest of the family. I think it's way past time for the show to be finished but maybe some special updates for family milestones -- like the 1st Duggar kid to escape the compound and write a tell-all book.

Leigh Ann said...

"It appeared to me that the kids sleep in random places and in their clothes. When the show showed the girls getting ready to go to the coffee shop early in the morning they panned around to show the other kids sleeping, but they didn't seem to be in the "right" beds and some looked like they had their clothes on still... strange."

I listened to a radio call-in show I think it was. Someone posted the link here. A caller asked Michelle what they did about modest sleepwear and Michelle didn't have a real firm answer like she hadn't really found a solution. She said sometimes they sleep in skirts. I just don't get that. I get the modesty I just don't see why they can't find anything appropriate. I love the Lanz of Salzburg flannel gowns and they are as modest as they come. This is the flannel gown for winter http://tinyurl.com/bsonszb. Then they have something similar but lightweight cotton for summer. The Duggars aren't going to buy $60 gowns, obviously (even though they wear like iron and would last several years and then could be handed down to the little girls) but there are other similar style things that are much cheaper. They're just going to be in their bedroom and when you need to go down the hall to the bathroom, throw on a robe. It's just not that hard to find modest, feminine nightgowns.

zebracrossings said...

I love the flannel gown,Leigh Ann....perfect for the Duggar women...they would probably require leggings and a sports bra...but would totally be modest. A LOT more comfortable than sleeping in their clothes....OR they could just throw on a robe (at least during colder months.

Leigh Ann said...

I don't think they'd need leggings, mine comes almost to my ankles. And they're as long as the skirts the girls wear. They might insist on a bra but you can buy sleeping bras or just wear what you already have. Some women do anyway since they need support even at night. But if you get into your nighty right before getting into bed and get dressed first thing in the morning and have a robe on hand if you need to go to the bathroom, I don't see the big issue, anyway. Of course half the neighborhood has seen me in my robe since I have to take the dogs out early to potty and then the morning we had to call the fire department the entire A shift saw me in my robe. It covers up more than my winter coat does so I wasn't too worried. I wonder what the Duggars would do if they had to evacuate in the middle of the night. Maybe that's why they sleep in their clothes! I wonder what the boys sleep in. Just plain pajamas, probably. Boys are easier.

Special Ed Lady said...

Grandma Dugger has enough laundry as it is. Can you imagine adding pajamas or nightgowns for everyonr.

PCC Grad said...

Why does it matter what they're wearing in the "girls only" bedroom? I have gone to bed in regular clothes but that was only b/c I was at Bible college and we were expected to get up for a fire drill about an hour later and needed to be completely dressed (including pantyhose) before we could leave the dorm. There might be male security guards out there. A man can't handle the sight of a woman with wet hair and bare legs. It drives them over the edge with lust. Sleeping in regular clothes is not comfy. There are lots of modest (aka frumpy) floor length long sleeve flannel nightgowns and robes to wear on top in case one of the Duggar girls just happened to be out in the hallway and is spotted by a brother or Daddy. I think the Duggars just love to stress over and over and over again that they are SO much more modest than the rest of us.

Willow said...

I wonder if the problem is not whether the nightwear is modest or not, but just the idea that it is nightwear would be too much for the males to bear. The extremeness is just mind boggling. The time spent on modesty worry could be put to such good use, JMO.

Patrice said...

Their "modesty" is so ridiculous. A long tee shirt and a pair of flannel pants would be more modest than any nightgown. Nightgowns can get all twisted and wrapped around your waist, and heaven forbid if that happened and then their blankets slipped off a bit, and a howler came into their room after a nightmare....Heavens, a boy seeing his sisters' legs and possibly underwear would send the whole lot of them into the prayer closet for months to come!!!

Marites H. said...

The howler monkey would probably be more likely to run into the sister-mom's room for comfort than go to their actual parents.

sandi said...

Since these families are so worried, to the point they have to cover up their blessings to hide one another from the opposite sex,then maybe just maybe,it's time they let them go OUT into the world a bit,instead of worrying about what incestuous sight they might happen upon? Just a thought.

Rachel HM said...

Okay, so this forum got me interested enough to watch my DVR of this episode. All I could think was poor Josh. While he has always irked my nerves, I felt SO bad for him at the work out. He ran like a girl, and clearly had no idea about the basics of exercise. His parents should feel ashamed of themselves. Jim Bob could work out just fine, but he was not brought up in such a fundie home. He lived out in the world, at least some. Josh is now the head of a household, and is so disadvantaged. Josh is the first one we can see that is somewhat in the real world, and I am scared for the rest of them!

Elspeth said...

It's so sad that it seems even Michelle knows more about exercise than Josh does.

Leigh Ann said...

Michelle has some kind of exercise equipment (treadmill, elliptical, something) that she does every morning. Jim Bob could have been using it! He could also have been out kicking around the soccer ball with the boys. I don't know how you have as many little boys as they do and not get exercise. It'd help the kids burn off some of their excess energy, too.