In that class, again, all ages, all ethnicities and even some men.
What I notice is this. Once we get flawed, few of us go back to the 'before' status.
Now, let me expand on this a bit. Let's go back to high school. And I'm not even talking about high school today where there are more obese teens, but let's go back to when I was a teen - so about 25 year ago! (EEEEK!)
Most every girl looked like this in the late 80s. Ah prom (of which I never went, maybe that's a good thing now that I see photos:
Most girls had flat tummies, nice arms, nice bodies, period. Age them 25 years and how many would wear sleeveless now? or form fitting tight? Probably not many.
I look around the gym and I see a lot of women around my age and nearly none of us have those same firm bodies. We have poochie stomaches or flabby arms or saggy butt or something and I'm not even talking about the ones that are overweight, but the average women in the room.
In all the time I've been going to the gym and taking classes. I think I've seen maybe 3-4 women out of a couple hundred that didn't have some trouble spot (some of us have more than one).
And those that don't have trouble spots seem to be the people who never got unfit or overweight. Or, they were super lucky and were able to get to their former body with lots and lots of serious work.
This got me to wondering. How do we develop these trouble spots if we didn't have them in our teens?
Is it pregnancy? Well, there are tons of stars/models who bounce right back from pregnancy. That can't be it, can it?
Something happens to us that I don't know what. As young women in the 40s and 50s they looked like this:
But now they probably look like this: