I want that Naomi Campbell body for the summer: cut arms that flex even when they’re relaxed and toned legs with defined calves even when I’m in flats.
A relative offered to show me some moves with weights…at a gym.
I met his request with silence.
You see, here’s the thing. I don’t do gyms, or any activity that involves strenuous lifting and pushing, repetition, heavy equipment, and excessive sweating inside dark, square, stinky rooms. And that includes the treadmill that’s inside our living room because, well, it’s a piece of equipment that I connect with gym.
And don’t get me started on extreme healthy eating. My cousin is stuck on salads; I’m stuck on starvation, no matter how much steak, chicken, shrimp, or croutons I top it with. Can I get a starch, please?
So my get-right-routine for the summer is all wrong in my family’s eyes, although I do walk two miles outside when it’s warm, and I show my fruits, whole grains, bottled water, and veggies mad love despite being an avid carnivore.
And I vow to pull out the yoga mat that has been rolled up since last year. On Monday.
But I’m curious to know how everyone else gets back into shape after the eat-all-you-want-because-you-are-layered-up-anyway months.
Clutchettes, what’s your get-right routine for the summer?