I have a vivid memory of sitting on my mom’s lap as petulant eight year old, and jumping up in surprise as she slapped my hand away from her upper arm. What I thought was a funny, amusing game of play “swing mom’s underarm flab skin” was neither funny nor amusing to my mom.
Now as a mom myself, that memory is no longer amusing nor funny to me either. Why? Because I’m developing the same underarm “issue” that I so flippantly wiggled ‘til’ I giggled about as a little girl.
FYI, those underarms with an “issue,” they have a name, according to the urbandictionary.com. They are called Bingo Wings.
Please see Exhibit A:
At the beginning of this year, my little Lil, the innocent 4.5 year old that she was at the time, began gingerly jiggling my early developing Bingo Wing. I flashbacked to that childhood memory I described above and not ten minutes later was in the car, driving to Target to buy every workout item with a special red price tag next to it.I came home with The Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred DVD and promptly held a private Biggest Loser episode in my own home, with soup cans as weights. True story.
With the help of my dance class, training for the half-marathon, and the kick-ass Jillian Michael’s DVD, I am having a little luck in toning my junior bingo wings, but they sure are pesky little buggers.
I clearly need to step up my workouts with Jillian, move from soup cans to actual weights, and do it more often than once a week (according to the DVD, I’m supposed to do it every day for 30 days. Hmm . . .).
The point of this post is, not only to shame myself into working out more by sharing my B-Dubs with all of you, but also to share that in two weeks, I am going to be meeting and working out with the queen of bingo-wing-ridding, Ms. Jillian Michaels at an event that I am still pinching myself to believe I was invited to. It’s a special event weekend at the La Costa Resort to show off their recent renovations and promote their new motto of Mind, Body and Sport. Jillian Michaels is one of three celebrity guests coming to speak on fitness/health and then give a boot camp.
Ms. Michael’s intimidates the heck out of me, so, for the next two weeks, my bingo wings and I will be working out like crazy in order to get in shape for this event. I’m doing push-ups while typing this, in fact. One-handed. Or should I say, one-winged?