I am working out. Actually, I have been working out fairly consistently for about a year, and since I don’t look like a supermodel yet I can only assume that if I weren’t working out I would be morbidly obese. This is what I tell myself.
A few weeks ago I started doing 30 Day Shred, which is the brainchild of Jillian Michaels, “The Toughest Trainer on TV.” I imagine it’s a pretty comical sight, me on my living room floor, making caveman-type noises while I struggle to get through the 20 minute workout. Jillian makes comments along the way like, “You have to tell your body what you want it to do!” and I try! I really try to tell my body, “Don’t let this cheesecake I’m about to eat put any weight on me!” But, it doesn’t listen. Thus, the grueling workouts.
I have gotten stronger, though. I can actually feel muscles in my arms, which is a rarity for me. I have no idea why Chad laughs when I ask him to feel of my biceps. Or why he makes fun of me when I can’t open a pickle jar. Baby steps to that supermodel body, right?
Then I have to deal with the actual supermodels. You know the ones. The Heidi Klumes of the world who have a baby one week and model underwear the next. Would it kill her to wait a few months, just to make us all feel better?
But, I’ll stick with it. Not working out now just makes me miserable. Almost as miserable as I am during the 20 minutes on my living room floor. Just you wait, Heidi. I am 33 years old, and I’m well on my way to not becoming morbidly obese!