Or at least that was the Austin Powers line that sprang to mind when I read "While only 10 percent of women are Cones, the same body type describes 30 percent of all men." Where am I going with this? Well I have just discovered that there is more than apple and pear body types. Yes, I am slow, I know. But I came across something online, then found a quiz at ivillage.com ( quiz.ivillage.com/cgi-bi
) and found that I am a conehead....err, cone. Then I went here www.enotalone.com/articl
and learned about becoming one with my coneness.
My measurements don't exactly match up, so perhaps I am just more cone than hourglass. BUT the upper body is definitely my biggest pain in my side. It doesn't seem to go anywhere fast. My lower body on the other hand...well let's just say that if I was one of those old toy fashion plates where I could swap out the top half of my body, but keep my head in tact, I would be quite happy--minus the little belly that is shrinking. (Did I just date myself? Mine were Barbie growing up. LOL)
So why was I so curious to know all this after finding out that there were many shapes? Because certain exercises of the strength training variety are supposed to be more beneficial to your shape. Since I am once again back to strength training after a long absence from injury, I then wondered if I was doing the right things. Turns out one thing right, one thing wrong. Gravitron good, cable rows bad. Well I only started the cable rows again yesterday, so not much harm done there. Spinning also good, so since that is a love of mine, yay! Now what else to do to fix this issue of mine. The larger upper arms have got to go, not to mention the back flab. Which brings me to something else.
Wandering around more, I found something else. Has anyone ever heard of Sleeveless in 7? More importantly, has anyone tried it? (It's a downloadable exercise program you can get online for $37, www.sleevelessin7.com/
.) Part of me says I have spent much more money on stupider gimmicks, so what have I got to lose but a little money. If it doesn't work, then I am a little wiser, as will be my Sparkler buds that read my blog. The other part of me says, but you go to the gym, so what else is there to do. You lost over 40 lbs and you just have to be patient. Ah, the great debate that has been waging inside my head. It is not like I have exercise dvds collecting dust or anything, and I actually use my gym membership. But it's $37. LOL
Anyhow, I will continue with my exercise and strength training. (Got to love the Gravitron!) And I will think more about that Sleeveless program. If anyone has any thoughts, please share.