Can Kim Kardashian's Trainer Whip a Real Woman into Shape?
Find out if 30 days with the reality star's bootcamp trainer can transform one woman's body into a toned, fat-burning machine
My starting pointWeight: 137.7
Bust: 36 3/4"
Hips: 35 3/4"
Arm: 11 1/4"
Here's the deal: I want to lose 10 pounds. I want my arms to not jiggle when I wave. I want a flat stomach.
And there's one last, less vanity-induced desire. I want to climb a few flights of stairs without getting winded. At 29, I know I'm not some "young spring chicken," as my grandmother likes to remind me. But I shouldn't huff and puff after climbing three flights of stairs. It's embarrassing, not to mention depressing. If this is me at 29, what will 50 look like? Me in an E-Z Power Chair?
I call Barry before my first class and ask him if he thinks I'll reach my goals. Halfway through the phone call, Barry drops a bombshell. He tells me I shouldn't expect a major dip in my weight. Huh? "It's important to remember that we lose inches before pounds," he tells me. "The number on the scale goes up or down as muscle develops while body fat decreases."
Instead of using the scale ("Throw it away!" he tells me), Barry suggests I use a pair of pants and keep track of the way they fit. My favorite pair of jeans are a tad too tight. OK, I lie. They leave bright red seam indentations in my skin every time I peel them off. No scale? No problem. These jeans should inspire me to get off my couch.
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