Many of you must wonder how I stay so svelte (Ha! I am very much kidding because a) Most of you probably have no idea what shape I'm in, b) Even if you did, why would you be wondering about it? and c) I used the word "svelte"). I owe it all to Jane Fonda. Seriously. As most of you know, or at least those of you who read GET WELL SOON and understood that it was based on my life, I was once chubby. In college, I started working out to Jane Fonda's Lower Body Solution. And it changed me. Yes, the way I looked, but it changed the way I understood my body. Like, I could do stuff with it. I was strong. I had energy. It had an incredible impact on my life (and we're not just talking lo-impact here). If I ever met Jane Fonda in some weird Jane Fonda/YA crossover situation, I would probably hug her and cry and tell her what she did for my self-esteem. Because of her, I became a worker-outer. Years ago, I was a regular at the gym and one of the stars in my step aerobics classes. Not that that's important, and not that I am in that kind of shape anymore, but it is so empowering to be able to do those kinds of things with your body if you are so inclined. These days, I only work out at home about three days a week to help keep my energy going. And lately, because I missed my weird exercise buds Laurel, Mark, and Jeanne (Jane's lackeys, I guess. Her AWESOME lackeys), I've been doing the old video workout again. Not that I need the video. I have the darn thing memorized. Now, everyone reading this should get off your buns of steel right now, and give me a little attitude, okay? Now march six, and cha cha!
[Sadly, I couldn't find any video footage, but I did find this excellent webpage!]