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08 January 2012

Mashed Potatoes

I guess since this is my first blog and my first ever post, I should introduce myself...

<Insert Writer's Block Here>

Or not.  I think I would actually rather just jump right in. Soooo...

One thing about me if you couldn't tell is that I LOVE french fries!!  I always have.  Love, love, love them!! I was (yes, past tense) a vegetarian for 9 years and my diet mainly consisted of salads and...french fries. It's safe to say, I wasn't the healthiest vegetarian.  My mom would always tell me, "You better quit eating all of those french fries before you turn into one!"  

Of course, I ignored her.  After all, I was going to defy aging and genetics and eat whatever I wanted and still have the same exact body type, RIGHT!?  Ha!  


She was right.  

I totally turned into a french fry which in hindsight wasn't so bad because guess what comes after that folks....the WHOLE POTATO...and if you don't do anything to rid yourself of the potato booty then, guess what happens....MASHED potatoes!!!  At least you were a solid potato before, but now your once toned and shapely form (I was a shapely potato, okay!!) is all mushy and to make matters worse, all of the french fries...are gone. :-(

Time to find a workout program that WORKS.

For the past several months, I have been STALKING the Tracy Anderson Method (TAM).  I first heard about Tracy as being Gwyneth Paltrow's trainer which sorry to say didn't convince me to buy.  Then, I looked up some of her workout routines on YouTube and they look fun, but hey, I can't dance.  Then, once I saw the QVC infomercial for the Metamorphosis program, I took that as a sign for me to look more seriously into the program.  So, I began browsing her website ( for information and trolling her Facebook fan page asking everyone there lots of questions and viewing all of the photos.  I still wasn't completely convinced that this was the workout program for me though.  After all, I've halfheartedly (It's okay for me to be honest, right?) tried lots of other programs and quick fixes and none of them exactly worked and certainly not long-term. Go figure!

To the naked and untrained eye, I am not a fatty pooh, but it really comes down to my health and how I feel about myself and I am not comfortable with this new unhealthy version of myself.  Okay, so it's not that new.  I've been this size for a couple of years (okay, three or four), but STILL!!!  To make a long story short, I am tired of not being able to fit into my own clothes and I just want to be healthy and to feel good.  Is that too much to ask!?  Besides, once my health is in order, I can worry about other pressing matters like world peace and charity.  First thing's first though, I have to take care of me.  

It's great that celebrities have had success on these programs.  Whoop-tee-doo!!  I was especially excited to know that J.Lo and Tracee Ellis Ross are TAM advocates (I'm not really interested in a Gwyneth Paltrow or Madonna body afterall. Sorry!), but that is NOT what sold me.  It was after reading all of the success stories of real women of all ages and backgrounds, I decided to try the Tracy Anderson Method.  

This blog will share with you my own personal journey and I am hoping that it will help hold me accountable to the program.  I am also hoping that it will help someone else who is on the fence, like I was for so long, about giving TAM a try.

First, I am going to do "Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method " book which is a 30-day bootcamp complete with cardio, muscular structure work AND a diet plan.  Then, after I have successfully completed that, I will continue on to the Metamorphosis program.  Note: I chose Glutecentric Metamorphosis, but there are 3 other body-types.  You can learn more about those on Tracy's website which I linked earlier.

Wish me luck!!

Tomorrow is Day 1 of Boot Camp.




  1. Hi Janae,

    congratulations on starting the bootcamp, I hear is is a great start prior to metamorphosis. I started with metamorphosis and now dong continuity. I began hipcentric, but switched to glute centric, because my butt still needs work. I wish you success and if you stay consistent with the program you will see amazing results. Good Luck and Happy Taming.

    1. Hi Tracy - Thanks for the support and well wishes! I will likely need them. *Smile*

      That is one of the things I love most about TAM is how all of the women are so uplifting and encouraging of one another.

      Thanks again for reading!