Friday, December 3, 2010
Janet didn't do her exercising out on the streets or in a gym. Over years she had built her own indoor, home exercise obstacle course. She had a bookcase swiss-climbing machine, a clothes-rack pole vault, a butchers block pommel-horse, the list goes on and on.
Dotted everywhere are little chalk trays that she dabs her hands in before doing triple summersaults between her roof rafters. The distinct smell of sweat and antiperspirant cannot be ignored, at points it is almost unbearable.
Yet Janet manages to pull off her home-gym routine in perfect style, sometimes to her detriment. Last year she needed an emergency operation and 30 stitches after landing on an ancient Inca waistband she was wearing while dismounting unsuccessfully from the high bar in her shower. That hasn't stopped her from wearing the most impractical couture while trying to keep fit. Even Stefano Gabbana warned her that wearing the Lady Gaga metal dress while undertaking strenuous exercise might leave her being sliced up like a tuna fish.
But Janet doesn't care, she only has one motto in life:
"No carbs after 6pm"