Is it just me? Tony Horton’s jokes aren’t funny either. But, lots of different workouts means you don’t have to hear the same jokes every day — more like once a week. I like it. I haven’t been perfectly on schedule the last couple of weeks, because I still struggle to fit it into my day — really, you need two hours of uninterrupted time including the (necessary!) shower.
When I started this little experiment, I wanted to see how fit I could get, and to be perfectly honest, I wanted to see what we could do about the last little bit of “baby belly” that I still have after #5. I never really understood why anyone would want to have a tummy tuck until about my fourth baby. Oh, now I get it. The good news is, I think the program really is making a difference. Not planning to post any actual pictures of my abdominal area, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Also, as I head into my late 30s, I have a strong desire not to develop those “flaggy” upper arms that women get. This program does lots of work on your arms and shoulders, and is definitely going to help with that. And since I started out not being able to do a proper pull-up nor a proper push-up, we’re going to see some dramatic changes in my strength, which is pretty fun.
And now that I’m feeling really shallow and vain, I’ll say that I really do feel good (besides one tiny nagging spot on my lower back…) and that I believe that we are stewards over our bodies, which are a literal gift from God. As I’m trying out this rather intense program, I can see how the body could quickly become an obsession, and something to worship or to improperly prioritize. Something to think about and to teach our children — how to honor and care for our bodies, without elevating their importance. Any thoughts on this, friends?