Mission: Can I Get Kelly Ripa's Body?
One writer's journey to find strength (and a thinner waistline?) through the celebrity-worshiped fitness workout, Physique 57
And the eureka moment I've been waiting for happensIt's three weeks in and I'm finally starting to feel better, stronger, and leaner. I followed the doc's advice and now go to class in the mornings, with my friend, and have stopped imagining that by the end of this month, I am going to look like Kelly Ripa. Other behaviors of mine have changed as well.
I've stopped caring as much about food. Before I was working out on regular basis, it wasn't a big deal to eat the bagels, donuts, and cupcakes that make an oh-so-often appearance in the office break room. Now that I have to feel that devilish burn between my thighs every morning, a chocolate donut just doesn't seem worth it.
I've also started doing other exercises. Since I typically go to Physique during the week, I find myself getting antsy on the weekends and wanting to -- get this -- work out more. Weird, I know. I've started hiking and finally riding my bike that's been collecting dust.
And I've picked up a few tricks that help me get through each class like a champ ...
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