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The Back-Line

Posted Mar 11 2010 7:00am
As I mentioned last post Personal Trainer Bob had a series of questions for me to answer.

Question One: What are your goals for coming to the gym?

Outwardly I gave the same trite and monotonous reply everyone says …I want to lose weight. Oh, of course in my case, the answer is more like I want to lose a significant amount of weight. To which anyone who knows me is probably thinking a resounding Duh right at the moment. I want to get healthy, improve my cardiovascular fitness, walk up a flight of stairs without being winded, and be around for my future grandchildren, blah, blah, blah.

I dare say of all I miss (from reaching my goal weight in 2002) walking up a flight of stairs without being winded tops the list.  To achieve my goal last time, I was working out 2 hours a day, six days a week with heavy cardio. I used to fly up the stairs. I miss being able to do that.

Weight-loss, yes that is why I’m here. really.

Really, the real reason I’m here in this gym right now today. Every day. You want to know? Are you sure?

I have back-line envy.

 It started innocently enough. Standing in the back of the work-out room, staring through a sea of incredibly fit and toned women, day after day after day. The back-line. I want it. I want it for me. I want it more than I’ve ever wanted a grande soy mocha no whip. Ever.

What is the back line you may be asking? The back line is something that fit women have, not necessarily thin women but fit women. I saw a woman the other day, one which in no way could be called thin.  She probably straddled the line between regular stores and Lane Bryant, irate because she could find nothing to wear.  But she had it and I want it. Truly muscled women have an incredibly pronounced back-line. It’s awesome.

So, why am I here Bob? Why do I eat nothing but salad and salad and green-leafy things until the thought of another vegetable makes me want to cry? Why do I drag myself to the gym, day after day? No Bob, not to lose weight, just to lose weight but because Bob, I want the back-line. 
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