Jillian Michaels

Muffin tops belong in a bakery

Muffin tops belong in a bakery

The infomercial actress appeared on the tiny screen attached to the treadmill as I labored through a 40-minute jog. Wearing that annoying "you must purchase this product now because, you know, operators ARE standing by" grin, the woman gleefully hawked a line of T-shirts she claimed hid her "muffin top."

My sweaty forefinger hit the "channel up" button immediately. A nature show of some sort appeared on screen. Sea otters cavorting on a rock somewhere in Alaska wasn't exactly the imagery I needed to make my legs move faster, but it was better than listening to somebody graphically explain how to hide flab as a toll-free number scrawled just inches...

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