TODAY WAS THE DAY. I wore my home-made bathing suit & hit the water park in Redding, California. There were three mothers & four little ladies, all together, and we had a wonderful time! I have not been to a water park in about 25 years. I can't believe I've been alive long enough to make a statement like that. Ugh... We were at the park all day & ended our trip with dinner at the Olive Garden. I wish I could say I made some good choices there... but I didn't. I'm BAD. And trust me... I'll punish myself tomorrow. I hope you and I can take this negative experience, learn from it, and move forward. Shall we?
What do you think of the new "exercise shoe" craze? I'm sure we've all seen them... the Skechers Shape-Ups, Reebok Easy Tones, Avia iTone Shoes... Dr. Hempel remains unconvinced. VERY unconvinced that a shoe can help you lose weight or tone your muscles. With me, the jury is still out. I have a neighbor who stopped by last week and she was wearing a C-U-T-E sandal. I asked her what the brand was & she said "I don't really know but they are the most comfortable sandals I own!" I'm all about foot comfort so I grabbed her shoe & took a closer look and her sandals were made by FitFlop. These shoes were designed by a personal trainer and were made to "stimulate your leg and bottom muscles more every single time you take a step, can help improve your posture, re-energize your aching feet, and lessen the daily stress on your joints and on your back." (can they also clean my bathroom & do my taxes? SOLD.)
BECAUSE I am WEAK when it comes to... marketing... buying things... shoes... comfort... Internet shopping... sandals... (I can keep going) I ordered a pair. Today was the first day I debuted these beauties. I chose a *SPARKLY* pair in black although the pewter and bronze sequined pairs were calling to me.... I read the reviews on Zappos.com & people RAVED about them. They said they were SO comfortable & they could FEEL the burn when wearing them. After walking all day in these shoes... here's what I'll say: YES! YES! YES! they were comfortable. However nothing was burning on THIS body except for the areas on my back I forgot to spray with sunscreen. I'm going to keep wearing them & I'll also wear my Bodybugg so I can see if any additional calories are being burned.
But today... TODAY, my friends, since I didn't get to buy ALL of the colors of FitFlops I wanted to... I'm going to give ONE PAIR away! Here's what you need to do to enter:
Leave a comment and tell me - - Have you ever worn or been tempted to wear some of the new "fitness/toning" shoes? What do you think of them?
I'll accept entries through 12:00AM Pacific, June 25th, 2010. Only one entry per person. Winners are drawn, randomly, via a coffee mug. The winner will be posted on my blog on Saturday, June 26th, 2010.
That's all I've got for today! Tune in tomorrow and watch as I punish myself for eating at the Olive Garden & not exercising today. It's going to get UGLY.