Kids Say the Darnedest Things 

Pride goeth before a fall … even in AbsoluteFIT.

So, I’m feelin’ pretty good about my progress on my fitness goals: One Saturday morning in Absolute CORE, Oceana talked me into doing some one-legged pushups — well, I mean, we were all doing them, not just me, but it was one of those things I personally never thought I’d be able to do, so I was darn proud of myself, and had my older kid take video of me afterward (see below).

However. Just the other day, after my younger kid had skipped the whole months-in-the-studio thing and just drawn an 8-pack of abs on himself with a Sharpie, they were wanting to see my abs — of which I am also pretty proud. That took hard work!

But instead of, like, “Wow, Mom, that’s some impressive definition you got there,” (heh, as if), they both said something along the lines of: “… why’s the skin so wrinkly?”

[head. desk.] [but also LOL]

Ahhh, never mind, children — as Yoda once said (slightly paraphrased): When forty-four years old you are, look as good you will not.

Humbly, with a case of the giggles, and definitely going to wear bikinis all summer,

—Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT blogger-enthusiast

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books. 

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