Skinny Bitch workout

So when I got the latest Skinny Bitch Fitness DVD in the mail I was, initially, a bit offended. It was kind of the same feeling I have when I get those “land yourself a husband quick” books. But maybe I’m just a wee bit sensitive about my weight and marital status. Anyways, my first thought was how are these size zero models going to offer medium-sized me any valuable information about getting into shape? Despite my cynicism I decided to give the ‘Booty Bounce’ workout a try yesterday…in part because the idea of working out at home was more appealing than walking to the gym. Before the workout begins we meet Skinny Bitches Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. Rory begins to win me over as she declares, “Some days I’d rather eat dog poo than workout.”  Then the workout begins – first with a ballet-based dance warm-up (I actually started to get out of breath), then there’s a disco-inspired dance routine (during which I sweat my face off trying to keep up…why is the “bus stop” so complicated? Why?), then on to a more modern hip-hop-esque routine (seriously, why am I so uncoordinated?). When I finished the tape I first thought “Thank God no one was here to witness me gyrating in my living room” and then I thought, “Hmmpf, I actually feel like I got a workout while dancing around my apartment like a lunatic.” These Bitches might be on to something. I’m not the first one to think that by the way. Their first book, which is “a no-nonsense tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous” has been translated into 20 languages was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year. If you want to give the DVD a try you can get it here. And if you figure out how to do the “bus stop” please send me some pointers. — Jen O’Brien