Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pageant perfect posture

Admittedly, I have bad posture.

Wait, no, I take that back. I have peculiar posture. After all, I don't slouch. I'm a shoulders back, chest out, head held high kind of girl. Instead, my posture problem is one that has puzzled chiropractors and led to schoolyard nicknames like "bubble butt."

This is my natural posture. Shoulders back, butt out. And up until now, it really hasn't been much of an issue. But suddenly, two weeks of turbojamming and Flirtygirl classes later, I've realized that it makes me look about five pounds heavier than I actually am.

Here's the difference. With a simple posture adjustment alone, I could be a before and after for some sort of weight loss detox product. (If you've never seen bigger Bigger, Faster, Stronger, check out the video clip below.)

I'm kicking my fitness regime up a notch over the next week, which serves the dual purpose of preparing me for my upcoming medical mission in Guyana. But I'm also taking Gill's advice when she told me, "I would be much happier to have a stunning Miss Canada who enjoyed her food than a tired looking one who starved herself." I would also much rather enjoy my mini apple pies and homemade saskatoon scones.

I don't need to diet. I just need to work on my posture and enjoy my health.

1 comment:

  1. I support Jessica in becoming Miss Universe. Come do a ballet dvd with me and you'll be a posture queen. A beautiful, glowing, healthy posture queen! Still waiting for my pie tutorial!