Last night I finally opened up the Shake Weight and watched the instructional video. Then, I watched it again and actually performed the work out. I like the contraption. I doubt it will give me Angela Bassett arms, but I'm willing to give it a try.
The thing I found strange, was that the girl on the instructional video was so incredibly skinny! True, she appears to have toned arms, but it's almost as if she's completely fat-free, and you are seeing skin stretched over muscle. She has no shape at all. No butt, no hips, no boobs, no curves. When I'm watching someone else work out, I want to feel inspired. But this girl just makes me feel a little disturbed.
I'm sure Angela Bassett doesn't use the Shake Weight, but it would have been swell if she could have been the spokesperson. She'll always be my inspiration for bad ass arms.
A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.
The following two "Detach" journal entries will give you a crash course:
"An Answer to a Prayer" dated Nov 1, 2008 "How Did We Wind Up Here?" dated Nov 2, 2008
About This Journal
In 2008 I had the life changing realization that there was a name for what I'd always felt was "wrong" with me. After 20 years of thumbing through various self-help books. I learned about codependence.
I began writing this journal to document my journey out. Over time, it's evolved into something more. While I still talk about codependence (I know now, it will never totally leave me), this blog has turned into the thumbprint of my life; a therapeutic journal for me to sort out a lifetime of thoughts and memories. I believe in being honest with myself and others, and when something is bothering me, I reach out. With a support team of strong, smart women surrounding us, we can all continue to grow. I'm trying to live my best life, in pursuit of a Healthy Mind, a Healthy Body.