Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rear in Gear

I'm a pro at posed pictures. My friends know good and well that I always want to be on the left (my good side) and I will without-fail put a hand on my hip.

What I don't like are candid photos. Rarely do I like how candid shots of me turn out. While my friends say "I like that one!" I'm probably saying "I look like that?! How do I delete this?"

I saw a recent picture of LC from The Hills the other day and realized I have not watched that show in years. She looks awesome! I did watch the first two seasons and here's what happened: after watching themselves on camera from season one, the girls on the cast all figured out how much make-up to wear and they all lost weight. There was less slouching and more trips to the trainer that Whitney ended up dating or somesuch.

Someone taught LC my move. 

Also- did anyone see Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth

She looks amazing. MK tried on a purple dress similar to a khaki one worn by Katherine in the movie that had a silver zipper all the way down the back. It was deemed too sexy for her work wardrobe but for real, I need to get me one of those.

Or maybe just the rockin' bod to wear it.

After seeing candid photos from AG's wedding, you know what I did? I bought a trainer. Yep- bought one. Even got him a little cage to sleep in.

No really, I rented/booked/whatevered a personal trainer for twice weekly sessions over the next six months. I have been working out half-heartedly with admirable procrastination, and I even did well with a Pilates instructor and boot camp for a time, but now things are serious. The last time I had a trainer was the summer before college and it made a noticeable difference in my appearance. I have by no means let myself go since college, but when you've seen yourself look better and it's tangible to get back into those jeans, then it's time to commit.

At this rate I'll have a beach-ready body right in time for sweater season. 

In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
-Erma Bombeck 


Anonymous said...

first of all, i am soo digging that LC's dress.

second of all, i totally to do the pose picture. sad but true. i cock my head to the side. what is up with that? geez.

i have been doing pilates for about 4 months now. and let me tell you something, it kicks your ass. seriously. i feel awesome, but it does take a lot of work and patience.

i am going to see The Ugly Truth tonight. soo psyched!! yay!

Organic Meatbag said...

Let me tell you this...I am the worst ever at picture taking...I cannot pose and candids are a my entire 35 years, there may be...MAYBE 3 pictures that I thought were just barely acceptable of me...hehehehe

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Ok, that quote at the bottom made me laugh out loud! Good luck on the trainer.