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Flirting with 40: Working Out

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First on my list of things to work on as I flirt with forty is getting in shape.

woman pinching her waist

Blythe Newsome: There is nothing like seeing yourself on national TV and thinking "I know that is my face ... but whose body is it on?" I figure before I throw myself into the dating world, I should do something to feel good about my body. Getting in shape also moved to the top of the list when someone told my daughter how much she looked like me -- and she was quick to say, "Well, if I am going to look like that, I better marry a plastic surgeon so I can get those saggy things fixed."

Is there any hope of going from "muffin-top mommy" to a "hot momma of six" even when your metabolism is slower than a snail and gravity is pulling everything down? I had no luck at the gym, and I did go once -- so this week I am starting boot camp. Maybe having GI Joe pushing me is what I need, but I have to question this method. I got an e-mail "preparing" me -- it actually said I may experience nausea and vomiting during the workout.

Really ... why am I doing this???? I experienced that with each of my pregnancies, and I am not real anxious to relive that feeling. I am really going to commit to this -- and if all else fails, I will just use duct tape to secure things upwards. I hear it is good for everything!



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