you know you've got some issues with your core (a fancy way of saying "gut") when you're eating watermelon with your family at the dinner table and you tell your three old not to eat the black seeds because a watermelon will grow in his belly, just like it did with you...
...and he believes you.
his eyes got real big and he wanted to touch it and for days afterwards he was convinced that i had a watermelon under my skin. i could see it in his saucer-like eyes: "oooohhh, that explains it," he was thinking. "now i understand why daddy's belly is so big!"
now that's motivation when i'm working out. if only i could shrink that watermelon to a cantaloupe or even a large naval orange, i would be much happier, right down to my core.