Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shape-up Update

It's been over a week since I purchased The Moonshoes (as I affectionately call my Skechers Shape-ups Sneakers).

I added one other thing to my at-home regimen - in addition to the daily walking with Skechers: I'm doing sit-ups on a balance ball (sometimes called a Therapy Ball -- it's one of those enormous balls that you can roll around on). Now, while I do those sit-ups, I also tighten my buttocks in order to get a bit more of a workout (and also to hold my balance). An added benefit is that, because my sit-ups start at a negative angle (beyond flat), my spine gets a nice little adjustment, too. Stomach is definitely getting flatter.

So, here is what I've noticed in the last 24 hours: 1) my butt muscles are definitely feeling the effects of the sit-up workout and 2) my legs are more flexible.

I attribute #2 to The Moonshoes. Today I sat down on the floor at church and crossed my legs -- with ease! I haven't felt that flexible in YEARS, folks! Usually I have to uncross my legs almost immediately, but today I simply sat there, quite comfortable, for quite a long time. Amazing.

That's the Shape-up Update. I have to say that it's a fairly easy regimen -- daily walking and daily sit-ups -- but it does seem to be paying some pretty good dividends.

- Catherine


Christy said...

Wow - that's some endorsement. I'm going to have to check out those shoes. (Not so sure about the sit-ups, though!)

Catherine said...

They are super comfy on the feet, Christy -- I've started wearing them most of the time now.