Mir Kamin is a busy writer, mom, wife, and spoiled-dog-wrangler. You can read more about her on her personal blog, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, or join her in her very favorite exercise—chasing bargains—over at Want Not. Mir spent the bulk of her life as a skinny couch potato; you hated her, because she could eat and eat and believed that the only good reason to run is if you’re being chased. Surgical menopause half-a-dozen years ago left a reality check where her uterus used to be, and she is now engaged in a constant war with the siren song of snack foods and the expansion of her backside.
For this challenge, Mir will be following a wheat-free, South Beach-esque diet plan, cultivating slavish devotion to her elliptical trainer, and utilizing a variety of Wii Fit workout games. Her goal is to be bikini-worthy once again, but she’ll settle for thighs that don’t continue jiggling for five minutes after she stops moving.