So Jillian set her sights on Miami Gardens/Hialeah on last night’s episode of LI. I thought this week and last week were the two best and most believable episodes of her summer show. In last night’s episode Ms. Michaels brings her magic to the Alvarez family. Again we find fried bread. Apparently this food bridges the gap between many cultures.
I loved the mom, Carmen. She was one tough woman in the gym. She took her workouts very seriously, and I am sure this impacted the rest of the family to do the same. I HATED the scene in which the dad, Big Dave, showed his son the sleep apnea mask and put it on him to try. The kid isn’t even 10 years old. I NEVER believe in fear as the way to teach a child, but apparently this dad and/or the producers did. What do I know? Maybe it worked. The young Dave, Jr. seems wise beyond his years. Drawing on her own teenage experience, Jillian introduced him to Karate and he loved it! Everyone needs to find a form of fitness that they can enjoy. There are way too many choices to NOT! She bought him all the gear he needed and apparently he stuck with it. He looked adorable at the finale, down 25 pounds and no longer having to monitor his blood sugar. Mom also lost 25 pounds, and dad, amazingly got with the program and lost 52 pounds and probably saved his own life. Good stuff. This was the last episode of her show and from what I understand the ratings weren’t great but it was a wonderful way to get through some of summer without going through BL withdrawals!
Speaking of TV, it is always amazing how art imitates life, and life imitates art. Being a big fan of the old 1960s show The Twilight Zone, I have been recording them on my DVR and when I get lucky, I have a few episodes to watch during the week. I was very impacted by one episode that was about anti-aging through drinking this very special (and pricey) water. Problem was, if you DIDN’T drink the water you would age well beyond your years. So a beautiful anchorwoman who wanted to look young enough to compete with younger counterparts became a victim of The Twilight Zone. Made me think A LOT about things people do to themselves without knowing the long term effects of the procedures, injections, etc. I think a lot about this stuff, anyway, so to date, at 52 years old, I have opted to NOT have a single injections of botox or fillers and have not done any “work” on myself. This is just a personal choice and one most of my friends, students, clients –well most of the world, doesn’t necessarily agree with. This goes way back to my childhood, when my parents suggested I could get a nose job to remove the bump in my nose. I opted to keep the bump, in fear of what I might end up with in exchange. Maybe I am just a “fraidy-cat,” who knows. So I found it both interesting and at the same time pretty creepy when one of my students approached me after class last night. She and her husband own and anti-aging clinic in Tamarac and she really felt I could benefit tremendously from the water they sell!!! Yikes…not the anti-aging water–anything but that! I drove home from the gym with the theme song from the Twilight Zone playing in my head. No thanks, I’ll just keep drinking the water from my filtered fridge and hope for the best.