Thursday, 7 October 2010

The joys of Easy Toning!

When I first read about Reebok's Easytones, I laughed and announced that only idiots with more money than sense would fall for such an expensive product which clearly won't work! I read some blogs via Reebok Women, and decided that the women were a bit bonkers, surely they couldn't work, I mean, where is the science behind it?! Shoes cannot tone your bum!! 

A few months later, and having lost almost 2stone of baby weight, I was tempted by 'That Bum' in the advert to try a pair on.. I ventured into a big sports retailer and tried on the standard mesh version, I was disappointed to discover they were stupidly wide on my feet, and felt somewhat like flippers. The staff had no interest in 'fit' and just wanted to know if i was buying them or not, and i felt disappointed with the experience. As I was leaving a very young member of staff approached me and said 'try the leather look ones, the fit is much tighter' so with a renewed sense of my worth as a customer I tried on a black and bronze pair (which looked remarkably like the reeboks of the 1980's!). Joy! They fitted, and felt erm, bouncy?! Right, these were being purchased and coming home with me!!!

The first day of wearing my easytones, i found that my lower legs and ankles ached more than anywhere else. This I believe is due to the fact they are heavier than my normal footwear! I also noticed for the first time in years, I was standing up straight, infact I was quite impressed as my new posture made me look instantly slimmer..hoorah!! I have to confess I instantly became a little addicted to wearing them in order that I might see a 'result' sooner rather than later! 
After 6weeks, and wearing my easy tones at every opportunity - feeling encouraged to walk 'just that little bit further' I noticed something rather pleasing... the backs of my thighs were showing signs of being smoother! Now, I don't mean I have the legs of a teenage pop star nor the bum of Kelly Brooke, but seriously...I put on my shorts and bounced around with glee! No longer did I feel I needed to take an awkward stance or wear an extra long t-shirt, these legs are ok!! More than OK!! Unhappily, the shoes have done nothing to firm the blamanche consistency of my inner thigh but hey, a girl can't have everything? (not all at once anyway!).