Lately I've been on a fitness streak and it's about time. I've gained weight since I retired and just don't get enough exercise. I've gotten lazy, not to mention my love of pasta. I haven't had my usual mountain of pasta in a couple of weeks so pretty soon I'm going to have to treat myself.
Anyway, I've joined Curves and have actually been going on a regular basis. It's time for my first weigh in and measurement so I'm a little nervous about that. It's funny, I look a little smaller but my clothes fit the same. Strange.
I was talking a few days ago with a couple of women at Curves who have the Shape Up sneakers from Skechers and they love them. So I got myself a pair and I must say I'm surprised at how comfortable they are. They feel a little strange at first because you feel like you are walking in sand but I got used to them pretty quickly. That's actually what makes them work. It's recommended that you only wear them 25 minutes a day for a while. So that's what I did and I really did feel the burn in my legs and butt. They also force you to stand up straight and improve your posture. Also the need to balance yourself works your core muscles so the belly will get a workout too. All good things.
The only down side ... they look like Herman Munster shoes.