Welcome to Promises Promises!
A glib look at diet, fitness and all of the struggles and successes that come with achieving a healthy lifestyle.
The comic updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you’re new here, it helps to start at the beginning, parts of the archives are sequential.
Trish is a loving, level headed, married mother of two, Sam and Katie. Her husband, Stü is a pediatric surgeon and volunteer firefighter who put himself through medical school as a model and reads to blind orphans in his spare time (hey, if you’re gonna settle).
Trish tends to be the more straight laced of the girls and dishes out the tough love when it’s needed, but she knows how to cut loose and her Zumba classes are the talk of the town.
The original Fiona, Trish, Shanta and Baroness designs were inspired by friends of mine. Just so it’s stated emphatically and for the record, that’s where the similarities end. The real life Fiona, Trish and Shanta are absolute professionals, terrific trainers and all around wonderful women. If you’re ever lucky enough to work with any one of them, you’ll have a great time and their results are undeniable. The real life Baroness on the other hand…well, she doesn’t actually have a little dog.
About the Cartoonist
According to her friends, “Jules barbecues hella good.” Although she may have started Promises Promises back in ’08 as a vain attempt to write off a gym membership as a business expense, she continues to update the comic three times a week. When not cartooning, she divides her time between reading about health and fitness,* and actually going to the gym (occasionally).
*Jules is NOT a fitness professional of any kind.
Not even a little bit.