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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Tish vs. Step-Ups

All of this week, each FBG is focusing in on one aspect of working out and sharing what she loves and doesn’t love so much about it in this special “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” series as part of Love Yo’Self Week. Enjoy!


Dear Step-Ups,

I understand this is a fairly new relationship. “I know you’ve never particularly warmed to me. Look, don’t… don’t argue. We’ve never got friendly. But I just wanted to say, I hope that can change. I’m nice. I really am.” Just give me some time to find my balance in this relationship…catch my breath, if you will, and we can do this! We can be a great team. Just give me a chance! I know in my heart I need you. This comes as a shock to me, too, considering you’ve made me look like a fool multiple times, but Cupid (aka my trainer) thinks we’re a match made in heaven, so a list I’ve made (says Yoda)—she loves me, she loves me not.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Step-Ups Pros and Cons

She loves me: I love how you’re made to help my legs (The Problem Area) get stronger.

She loves me not: I hate that I have to put those little cuffs around my ankles. I look like I have cankles and that just makes my egotistical butt twitch.

She loves me: I love that doing them is cathartic. I can release mad stress by pretending I’m Gina Carano and kicking the ish out of the air.

She loves me not: I hate that the weight you hold against me makes me wobble around like a doofus.

She loves me: I love it when my form starts to improve, and I can lunge back even farther.

She loves me not: I hate that I feel like puking each and every time the weight resistance is increased.

She loves me: I love it that you’ve made it possible for me to walk up two flights of stairs and my legs no longer burn. You’re making me stronger. You’re making me better!

I realize now we ARE right for each other! It’s settled…I actually love you. Just look at us in this video of love!

Can’t see the video? Check out the step-ups love battle in action.

What’s your relationship like with step-ups? Have you tried out those bad boys? What do you love and not love about them? —Tish

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