Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Yearning for Bulging Bridal Biceps

The other night the fiance and I sat down to watch the premiere of HBO's new series 'True Blood'. I think it might be my new favorite show second to 'Dexter' and 'Breaking Bad'. Between bouts of sexual tension amongst the characters and the sometimes awkwardly faked accents, I couldn't help but fixate on one thing in particular (be prepared to be creeped out): Tara's amazingly toned arms. Photo from about.com
Well, hello beautiful! I know, I know, my fascination with women's arms might be construed as a little odd. I can't help myself. Lately I've just been yearning for some magnificently toned biceps to pull off my wedding day look (nevermind cellulite or buns-of-steel, just give me forearms that could put someone in a choke-hold while doing a one-armed push up and I will be delighted) .

You see, these are my biceps now:

And this what I want them to look like by May of 2009:Photo from popsugar.com
I happen to have a huge bicep crush on Sarah Jessica Parker. I can't get through an episode of 'Sex and the City' without flexing my muscles and wishing I could trade arms with Carrie Bradshaw. I'm not expecting any miracles- just to have arms even half as nice a hers would suffice. I just need to lose a little fat and add a little definition- mainly in my deltoids and triceps.Photo from iemily.com

Here are two of my favorite arm and shoulder exercises:
Tone Your Arms- in 10 Minutes!

If you want a good workout I suggest checking them out and picking a routine to do a few times a week (if you want a good tongue twister just try repeating "Bulging Bridal Biceps" ten times in a row).

Also, I'm lucky enough to have On Demand through Comcast and they have some great free workout videos in their health & fitness section (including some videos made especially for brides. I recommend Violet Zaki).

So here's my tentative plan:
-cardio (in the form of jogging or hiking) 2-3 times a week
-10 minutes of freeweights or resistance band a night
-drink plenty of water and have a (mostly)healthy diet
-do at least 2 OnDemand workout videos a week

I will keep you updated with pics of my progress. Wish me luck!


Jennifer said...

You are too funny! I can relate to the Sarah Jessica Parker bicep crush though! That woman has got some mad muscles! I remember eyeing her calves when I saw the Sex in the City movie LOL! Good Luck!

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

Wow! I think your biceps look great now! Really!!

I'm not really a big SJP bicep fan... I think her arms look kind of gross. She's sooooo thin, which is why her arms look so muscled - there's no fat there! I think your arms look better.

Amanda said...

Yeah, her arms are a bit large... and Nick thinks they're gross. Maybe I will come to some sort of middle ground between my arms the way they are and SJP's.

Guilty Secret said...

Your biceps are looking pretty good already, lady!

peppermint said...

SJP.. she is too skiny.. almost anorexic.. did you see her legs ( not calves)... she has a lot of definition but there´s no muscles in her body... i prefer madonna biceps... monica brant biceps, jenny lynn biceps..... and one more thing.. with that routine you´ll never be even like SJP.. must train really hard your muscles only one day but really train it. good luck

sam77thompson said...

Good luck on your funny goal. I think you have the potential to have much stronger arms than SJP. Keep training hard! I love strong women :)


Desiree said...

The links don't work anymore!!! I wish I could see those routines!!