Monday, May 05, 2008

I'm so Tired I am Actually Looking forward to This.....

After seven grueling days in a row at the hospital I am so ready for a day as a stay at home mom. In fact I am so grateful not to have to torture my feet (heels), face (smiles) and mind (uh - technical stuff) that I am actually looking forward to being tortured later this morning by her:

Do y'all see the woman in the middle? The one with the impossibly flat abs and muscles and things? She is my personal trainer. Would you like to know how it feels to be soft, out of shape and lumpy? Just show up in a pair of yoga pants and a tattered Gap t-shirt to this woman's studio. Trust me. I actually feel pretty good about myself, especially since I've had four kids - but when I walk into her serene studio, with the bamboo floors, torture equipment strengthening tools and bicycles lined up and waiting to hurt me, and I see Caroline ready to get to work in something cute, tight, made of lycra, and clearly not concealing any lumps, I feel a bit differently about myself. I suck in my stomach (I just can't quite call them abs yet) a lot around this woman.

Kristi and I have been seeing her pretty regularly, although I have taken lots of breaks for work, sick kids, whatever. So Kristi has a whittled waist and I still eat dairy and lovingly caress my collection of Spanx each morning. But today - bring it. Bring it, Caroline. Talk to me about healthy foods I am not eating, the water I'm not getting enough of, don't believe me when I tell you I have ripped my "lats" off my back when you force me to attempt a chin up - I don't care. Today I am ready.

Stay tuned for the Real Simple winner...coming after my torture session....

14 comments:

Marie said...

I've noticed that I'm carrying he baby a lot higher this time than I did with the last two, and it's really uncomfortable. But then I read that the higher you carry the baby, that means you're actually in better shape, as your abs are holding the baby up higher. So now I'm all proud of myself. :P

Sunshine said...

You are incredibly brave. I will remember you with kind words while you are hunched over from muscle pain and rendered speechless.

And then in a few months, you will laugh and call me Pudge, but in a nice way, right??

Audubon Ron said...

Please, please pick me up and take me to the gym with you to see Caroline, pretty please! I WANT TO BE SO TORTURED, I WANT PAIN! Does she have boots?

andi said...

Um, wow. I suppose it's hard to find a trainer that's out of shape, but that's just ridiculous.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It sounds both great and awful.

dkuroiwa said...

When I glanced at the picture before reading I seriously thought she looked like a Barbie...my God, those legs! Are they real?
Not that I would want my trainer to be some flabby, cellulite-infested trainer, but...I hope she's intimidating...in a good way!!
You are a brave soul...and I am a bit jealous. You go girl!!!

jakelliesmom said...

So this is why no one is posting over at 20 points? You've been working out with HER? I'd better start doing a little more than my usual nothing if I am to keep up with you hot mamas.

Maremone said...

What the crap! You have four kids and manage to get to REAL workout seesions. You have to stop this, you are blowing my whiney excuses :)

Mary Alice said...

Owww she looks like she might carry a whip.

sara said...

working out of the house AND working out! you, overachiever, you (hee-heee). now for my excuses...

Beck said...

Ha! One of my aunts is an aerobics instructor and just inhumanly taut and I just try never to be standing next to her in family pictures.

Madame Queen said...

Dayum! I think she would keep me AWAY from the gym! I'd be too mortified to even be in her presence.

Bogart in P Towne said...

The amount of work it takes to look like that is clearly not for me...that and the breast augmentaion I would have to have, the hormone pills I would have to take, and the whole lopping off my man parts...those are big deterrants.

Anna said...

I just read the first comment, and then recalled how low I carried my babies.

And then I thought I should do some situps!