Who's Ready for Round Two? Banishing the Baby Belly Returns.

The holidays are over. It’s time to put down the eggnog, throw out the cookies and start focusing on the big picture again. For me, that means getting my ass in gear and getting small enough to toss these damn fat jeans out the window.

For reals.

And this isn’t some stupid New Year’s Resolution. I don’t do those. Everybody knows the only reason to make a resolution is to have an excuse to quit three weeks later. For instance, I guarantee you when I go to the gym tomorrow, it will be packed. But come February? It’ll be a ghost town once again.

That’s the way it goes with New Year’s Resolutions.

So this is not that. This is…just getting down to business. As Jillian Michaels says, if you want a good body, you’ve got to fight for it. So in the Page household? It’s on.

For me, Plan A was to spend the next 30 days Shredding. Like 584492070549670543 other people before me, I went out and bought the 30 Day Shred DVD. I popped it in and got ready to sweat like there was no tomorrow. But the Shred? Does not work for people with blown knees.

I got oh, maybe five minutes into it and my knee started clicking and clacking and threatening to pop. And since, as I may have mentioned a time or 500, The Great Knee Blowout wins for worst pain ever in my book (and people? I was practically cut in half about nine months ago), any protest from my knee brings all activity to a halt.

So instead, I popped in my new Leslie Sansone DVD, of Walk Away the Pounds fame. This one is some sort of five mile walk, and let me tell you, it kicked my ass. I know she’s not nearly as cool as Jillian, but I’ve used her DVDs for years. When you do them consistently, you really do see results.

So Leslie continues to be my girl.

I also signed up over at Spark People. Have you heard about this site? If you haven’t checked it out, you should. It’s huge. I haven’t had a ton of time to explore it, but there’s a food tracker, a weight tracker, an exercise tracker and a whole bunch of community type stuff. Plus it’s free. Free is good, right?

That’s my plan. And this time there is no room for failure. Anyone with me?

Oh, and just to be politically correct, I guess I ought to tell you I was not compensated in any form for mentioning any of the above products. Just in case you hadn’t guessed that already.

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