Tuesday, July 12, 2011

08.07.11+15.07.11 Week 2&3 wearing Shape-ups


Week 2 was a bit disappointing. I gained 0.6kg but lost 0.3% fat
It was my own fault of course. I had my period and as always i over-eat hugely.
My butt and thighs got a bit tighter again and my abs are working too, i can feel them LOL

As for week 3, it's still not over yet so haven't been on a scale yet.

So far it's going well coz i feel less tired, i have more energy.
So much even that i went for a short walk yesterday.
Usually when i come home, i just slump into the sofa and that's it.
Yesterday however, i had a quiet day at the office and in the evening i felt like i had too much energy so i went for a walk in De Schorre (a nature park behind my house)
I walked for about an hour in total. I know it doesn't sound much but i really walked, not shuffled along. It's been years since i went for a real walk ;o)

I can still feel it all in my body that i'm wearing those shoes.
To me, it's a sign of how much i was out of shape.

I still can't wear them a full day though and to be really honest, i don't want to.
I like the "training" effect.
The only thing i miss is something that shapes up my upper body too.
There's no change in my arms coz they don't do any exercises ;o)

In general, I'm feeling much better, my body is getting in shape again and unlike fitness, this really shows.
My legs are much more muscular, my thighs and butt are nice and tight again xD
My abs are working too coz my t-shirts are hanging loose again.

I went shopping on Saturday and i bought pants which are 1 size smaller than usual.
I mean, after 2 weeks !!!! Ok, the pants are made of stretch fabric but only on the legs.
There's no stretch near the zipper so ive actually lost enough to get 1 size smaller.

Begin August the badminton season starts again so i'll join a club to work on my upper body.
And ive got a second pair of Shape-ups which unfortunately, don't sit that comfortably.
I want to use them in a different way. I mean, so far, i only walk and somehow that hurts my calves in a bad way. I'm thinking about doing Zumba again. I'll need some indoor sport shoes for that so i'll try them and hopefully i'll get a good result after a few months.

When i started wearing the shape-ups, i didn't really set a goal. I just wanted to figure out if they work or not. Now i don't really want to focus on it as a goal but i would like to be able to wear a dress for christmas which will be 2 or 3 sizes smaller.
I normally don't wear dresses any more coz to me they accentuate parts of my body which i want to hide.
If things keep going like this, i might want to show those parts in a nice dress.
I don't want things to go faster or better. Just a steady pace with small changes will make me much happier.

Now it's time to go to sleep.
Have a good night !

Monday, July 4, 2011

01.07.11 1st week of Shape-Ups

Today I got confirmation of how good the shoes really are.

Just to be clear, i'm only wearing the shoes. No dieting, no extra sports, nothing else changed.

But i'm very proud to say that i already lost 1kg in only 1 week time.
The cellulite is almost completely gone. My abdomen got stronger, less fat on my tummy. My butt is firm again and i think in a couple of weeks my thighs might be firm again too. It's cool how fast it goes.

I'm also getting used to the shoes now.
My legs hurt less but i still feel all the muscles in my body working.
With other shoes i have the tendency to slump my shoulders but with these shoes it's impossible.
So by walking straight, i actually see the people around me and they notice me now.
So far, ive only gotten positive feedback.

Let's see how week 2 will go ;o)

28.06.11 Shape-ups day 2

I brought a 2nd pair of shoes to the office today.

i only wore the shape-ups on the way to work and back home. In the office, i wear my slippers.

Got as much pain today as on Friday but it also feels good. Makes me feel alive again.
Let's see how the rest of the week goes.

25.06.11 + 26.06.11 Prague

Amazing !!!

No other words for it but amazing.

Ive only seen the outside of the sightseeing things coz no time to go inside but even then it's still amazing.

I was completely exhausted on sunday evening but i looked forward to wearing the shape-ups again. ;o)

24.06.11 Skechers part 2

Sorry, i bought them on 23rd June and wore them all day in the office on 24th June.

My God, that was plain torture. After the first 5min, my legs were already cramping.
Of course, typical me, i forgot to bring another pair of shoes to the office so i had to wear them all day long.
I was dead by 5pm and could barely walk to the metro.

But there was also a very nice side to the day. A friend asked me to come to Prague for the weekend.
I'm leaving tomorrow morning at 7am and will be back sunday evening around midnight xD

24.06.11 Skechers Shape-Ups

I need shoes.
That's what i thought this morning when i left for the office.

After work, i went to the shop and saw these Skechers Shape-Ups. I've heard a lot about them, not sure if it's all true but i was curious enough to try them on. Heaven !

I bought 2 pair of them, 1 rather sporty, the other classic enough for work.
I can't wait to find out if they actually work ;o)