I've made a decision.
I really am.
You see, I've NAMED my CHILDREN, because they're MY children. I chose a name that was precious to me, because my KIDS are precious to me. When I share with them why I chose that name, I want them to be PROUD of who they are. And of who they WILL be.
(side note: When I was pregnant with my fourth child I was excited, but my cousin, who had TWO children was NOT. N.O.T. -NOT! She was actually bummed because THAT meant that I'd be too busy for HER. (she had to get over that one, since I had 5 more after the 4th! Lol)
Anyway, when I told her that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE picking out names...she said, simply,
"You need to get CATS."
LOL Well, some people are ANIMAL lovers and others are PEOPLE lovers. Wink)
BACK TO THE TOP:
You all should know by now that I have previously named my biceps and deltoids. I've been WANTING them for so long but have never disciplined myself to be consistent LONG enough to achieve the dream.
So I named my BICEPS, "The BOLD".
And I named the coveted DELTOIDS (which I'm DYING to earn!), "The Beautiful!"
Yes, The Bold and The Beautiful ( I didn't watch the Soap Opera, but I admire the name!)
I soooo look forward to looking at my arms from the side view and not just seeing PUDGE or simply healthy FLESH. I wanna see SHAPE! I wanna see some CURVES! I wanna see some CONFIDENCE in those muscles. I DON'T want to look masculine, or unfeminine, though- just have a quiet, firm, rounded muscle that speaks VOLUMES to someone who might try to mess with me. Wink.
I've got pretty good legs, when it comes to Looks. Even HEAVY they still look pretty nice.
MY Achilles' Hips -er I mean Achilles' HEEL- is my lower belly and my hips...everything decided to settle there and invite OTHERS to set up a colony in that site as well.
After this past year and all I've been through...all I've accomplished, I'm looking an AWFUL lot better everywhere...but that BELLY sure makes itself known. It peeks out from under short shirts and just looks awful. Like I have NO TONING going on there at all. Just a mighty, hanging, heavy pillow.
So THAT'S WHY I chose my ABDOMINALS as my September-and now November Focus. I need to really GET SOMEWHERE with these.
Thursday I realized, hey WHAT? I named my OTHER muscles "The Bold and The Beautiful" and MMWAH! (smacking of lips)
WHAT BEAUTIES THEY ARE BECOMING! Why would it be any more foolish to name my ABS?
Like my children , my abs are PRECIOUS to me (sorry kids, I guess it's not a very good comparison). And my GOALS are precious to me. I'm not asking for the STARS; not asking for anything unattainable. Not asking for a rock-hard torso. In fact, I don't even LIKE that look. But I most CERTAINLY don't want my abs DROOPING below the SHIRTS. Every thing ELSE is disappearing...why won't THIS start drawing in and up and back into place? (It actually is, it just doesn't SEEM like it. You know what I mean.
Naming my abs makes things more personal. More real to me. It gives me a focus. In a weird way, I guess.
So...what should I name my precious abs? Wait- how about "My Precious" like Gollum from Lord of the Rings calls his ring? NAWWW...that's just tooooo CREEPY!
Hmmmm... Going with the Christmas Spirit... "Tiny Trim"? Naw.
How about "Saucy!" Almost, but too show-off-y for my personality.
(And no, I'm not planning on lifting my shirt and showing off my future abs, like I kinda sometimes do with The Bold and The Beautiful. Some nights, while I'm sparking on here, I'll call out to the rest of the household, "HEY people! Anyone need to feel my muscles or are you okay for awhile?" (the answers that fly back from the other rooms are usually, "Mm...naw, we're good!"
How about Polite and Proper.....ohhhh kinda like Pride and Prejudice, my favorite movie! (A&E version of course)
And then, in my perusal through the synonym/antonym list of SAUCY, I came across some other options.
-Bold and Lively,
-amusingly forward and flippant
-impertinently bold and impudent
and then there's THIS one:
-served with or having the consistency of sauce- I AM NOT picking THIS one! ick!
OH now, HERE'S AN INTERESTING ONE:
- hot chick with a little attitude, but not too much (from the Urban Dictionary.) The example sentence says, lol, "She's a saucy little number isn't she?"
I KNOW YOU GUYS THINK I'M GONNA PICK THAT ONE!!!!! LAUGH OUT LOUD.
My husband has my name in his cell phone as HOT MAMA.
The other day, he came home from work and Spunky told him, "Hot Mama is at the Y swimming."
Let's see what else we've got to work with...
-Adj. 1. saucy - characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
-improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"
1 British- Sexually suggestive in a light-hearted and humorous way.
'saucy postcards' (mmmm....NO.)
2 North American- Having or expressing a bold, lively, or spirited manner.
'the beret was perched at a saucy angle on her blonde hair'
SOMEWHERE among these,
I came across the word...
SHIP-SHAPE- meaning- in good order; trim or tidy.
. And I'm thinking now THAT might work! Because that's really my goal...being fit and in shape, toned and as trim as MY particular body can be.
So I NOW introduce you to Ship-Shape, Susanski's Ab muscles (the whole kit and caboodle of them ) Granted, my abs are NOT in ship-shape....they more closely resemble...risen and punched down BREAD DOUGH.
lol lol that made me laugh.
But I am DETERMINED to make this doughy belly of mine, slim down, tighten up, and get somewhat toned. Most importantly, I am determined that it will stop sagging below my shirt. I can't WAIT for Ship-shape to be in ship-shape!
Uh-oh. I've just had news from my Hubby. He thinks, lol, that 'Saucy' is a PERFECT name. lol. He WOULD. lol He just LIT up on that one. chuckle.
Okay, I'll compromise. 'Saucy and Ship-shape' it is.
Be blessed and BE a blessing this week!
Ab machine, Coach Nicole's seated ab w/o, floor exercises, swimming, planks
Hard work, dedication, consistency, eating well, burning off.
from a trim and tidy hot chick with a little attitude, but not too much!