I’m well excited! We got our Wonder Core II ™ workout centre. It’s supposed to help me get rid of my Buddha belly. I used to have abs of steel but life and Dunlop® has a way of creeping around your waist.
The fight to stay trim is a daily battle. I know that they have this whole movement towards body confidence and the fight against Size-ism but we have to be honest here, having a tire around your waist is uncomfortable as well as unattractive.
Oh my gosh! I can hear the the collective howling at my words! Let me finish here…I don’t know about you, but I was not exactly a coca-cola bottle shape when I was slim. My curves were there but not generous, in fact quite average but now Mr Dunlop® has taken residence I’m more like an apple than a pear.
So I go to the shops and try on some jeans. I always go for those with a bit of lycra™. I slide my foot into my size ( 14 UK /10/12 US ) jeans leg. It goes right up to three-quarters of my thighs. I slide on the next leg and its the same. And then the shimmying begins. Eventually I am able to button the waist and squeeze the zip. I feel my tire transform into a muffin top. I look at the back and they fit my bum well. Then I look my legs look sleek – sorta. But then I face the mirror and what I see is not good. Muffin top and “CT” are on show. The trousers are so snug that the crotch has created two mandarin pegs. I just want to hide in horror! I call the shop assistant and go a size up. I slides up easily, it zips up easily and buttons up easily. I’m a size up. I turn around frontways and I look as though I’m wearing a cod-piece. I got “CT” of an even larger dimension now.
I eventually give up and opt for an empire waisted dress instead. It was either that or try on a pair of maternity jeans. That realisation alone is enough motivate me to whip those abs into shape!