Much has been said already about Governor Palin. I want to concentrate on her looks. Which is easy to do for most heterosexual males. She is well put together. I like the glasses, I like the skirts, I like the fact that she is an in shape ass kicker of a female.
The comment thread in this post got my attention.
Here is what Helen, our friend from across the pond said:
And talking of who looks good. You know what makes me mad: how does a woman who has had five children get away with wearing a pencil skirt? Sheesh.
Sorry, Helen, but she apparently does it the old-fashioned way: by keeping to a physical regime that would kill most men of her age, let alone of mine. Let us of normal pudginess admire her, and let those who dare, emulate her. Not me, thank-you-very-much. The First Dude doesn’t look much like a citified metrosexual ponce, either, so perhaps it’s just as well they found each other. If they had found one of us regular types, somebody could have gotten hurt.
I am fortunate to have a wife whose figure recovered quite nicely and quickly after bearing two wonderful children. Many women I have known are not so lucky and struggle with their weight all of their lives after having kids. It looks like Palin may have taken the issue into her own hands and decided that she would be in shape, doing it the old fashioned way – exercise. A quick dose of Google reveals a few interesting things.
This article from the WSJ says that she is addicted to running, maintaining a pretty good schedule. Also it is noted that snowmobiling is her upper body workout, something I could never imagine. I do a lot of strength training in the gym and Muay Thai gives me an upper body workout from punching and clenching, but have never been on a snowmobile so maybe a commenter could explain how this provides the upper body work. I suppose it depends on how fast and how bumpy your route is.
Here is a quote from Palin in the article:
My ideal fantasy is to be running on a hot dusty road just wearing running shorts and some kind of top that wicks away sweat. But in reality I’m running in 20-below temperatures, so I wear layers of fleece and always a good outdoor waterproof trail shoe. Right now I’ve been running in Nike Air Structure Triax. And I always wear sunglasses. My kids tell me to put them on so I don’t freak people out when they see me with a goofy hairdo and no makeup.
I like people who use the word goofy. But I digress.
Hopefully more and more women will see what great shape Palin is in after having five kids and read about her workout schedule and pick it up themselves. I work out a lot now and can’t imagine going back to a sedentary lifestyle. I can see more coming out about Palin’s workouts in the future as well and fully expect to see her on the cover of fitness magazines as her popularity continues to soar.