For some reason, I get free copies of the fitness magazine, Shape. I don’t know why – I signed up for a special offer or something and was rewarded with, I don’t know, six months worth of free copies – but, over a year later, I’m still getting them…each copy warning me that the next one will be the last unless I subscribe.
It’s not that I’m complaining. I like the magazine, and hey, they’re free. Who doesn’t like free, especially in these economic times*?
Anyway, July’s edition showed up in the mail last week, and I was semi-surprised to see Jewel on the cover. Shape is always featuring a female celebrity who shares a story or two about her trials and errors with weight and fitness, as well as tips and tricks she uses to stay in shape. I don’t know why I was semi-surprised to see Jewel; she just doesn’t strike me as the fitnessy type.
Then again, I guess that’s the point.
So, I flipped to page 42 and started reading “Jewel’s Rules…” (cute) by writer Claire Connors, and it wasn’t long before I spotted this week’s lesson.
Jewel’s first rule (there are five) is that she cuts herself some slack.