Since I am going to be plugging my TV appearance on The Balancing Act all week (Friday at 7am on Lifetime), I thought it fair to warn those that have small children that I will be exposing my undergarments on the show.
However, before you panic, I can assure you there is nothing sexy or suggestive about said undergarments.
They are, in fact, my Spanx.
Although nothing comes between Brooke Shields and her Calvins, Spanx ALWAYS come between me and just about every article of clothing I own. The reason for this, in a word, is children. Having kids turned my once taut body into a veritable jello-fest and only the miracle of Spanx can make me look otherwise. Although there are plenty of women whose bodies returned to their pre-baby state and some who even look better than they did before they had kids, I am not one of them. Therefore, I rely on Spanx to give me back that which age, gravity, and 36 hours of labor hath taken away.
For this, I am grateful. However, I am not so grateful that I want the whole world to know my little cellulite-smoothing secret.
I suppose in the grand scheme of things, there are worse things I could flash on TV than a pair of flesh-colored shapewear. And since The Balancing Act is a show for moms, who better to be sympathetic to my Spanx-alicious exposé than my fellow Spanx-wearing mamas?
So to all you who notice my Spanx when you see me on The Balancing Act, just remember, I’m taking one for the home team!
We are the many, the proud, The Spanx-wearing crowd!