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Not quite ready for my close-up

It's T-minus three weeks until Sarah Spain heads to Dallas for her own personal Super Bowl -- the culmination of her seven-week training program through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. As she looks ahead to being poked and prodded and weighed and measured (egads!), she finds new appreciation for the motivational power of fear and shame.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 10:17 AM ET
By Sarah Spain

Sometimes seven weeks can feel like forever. Can you imagine seven weeks without a shower, seven weeks away from your sweetie or seven weeks without coffee?!

Other times, seven weeks can fly by. For instance: You've publicly committed yourself to getting back in shape and have just seven weeks to go from lax and lazy to fit-as-a-fiddle. You could say my decision to participate in the Gatorade Sport Science Institute's fitness and fuel plan program is starting to feel more stupid than ...

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