Can a new pair of sneakers change my lazy attitude?
My First Pair of Workout Shoes: Skechers Tone Ups
Yes, I realize it’s pretty sad that I just now purchased my first pair of workout shoes at the age of 24. I knew it was a problem when my friend Isabella asked me to hike Cowel’s mountain until she noticed I was wearing Converse. We ended up driving to Coronado for a long and leisurely stroll on the beach. No complaints from me! I’ve never had the urge to climb a mountain. There’s bugs and brush and sweating. Plus, I have asthma and no amount of inhaler puffs is going to hike me closer to heaven.
Since the beginning of time, I have done my best to avoid sweating. While in P.E. in middle school, I repeatedly got dismissed from running the mile by showing up in four inch platform Soda Sneakers (Baby Spice was my fashion idol). If it wasn’t my shoes, I complained of “life threatening cramps”, even though I didn’t get my period until I was 15, it was an excuse no one would ever ask me to prove. Years later, at 21, I got a job as a children’s aerobics dance teacher, but even then I insisted on choosing a fashionable pair of pink and green Roos to match my Heartlight shirt.
So why now? We all have our reasons to get fit. Like most girls, I want to be as thin as possible. This isn’t a dream I saw coming to fruition when I gained five lbs. after working (and snacking) at a Bakery. The extra weight might not bother me so much, if I wasn’t a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding on March 24th. The event is said to be “epic” as “The Shit Club” will be reunited, for first time in four years. The Shit Club consists of ten beautiful and intelligent females from Helix High School Class of 2005. My best friend is the first one our group to have a wedding, and the last to have sex (epicccccc). Although I personally don’t enjoy weddings, I couldn’t be more thrilled to watch my best friend have her day in the sun!
Confession: I’ve had my Skechers tone ups for two weeks and I’ve only lost three lbs. I am having a bit of trouble breaking my old habit of finding excuses to not sweat. Despite my laziness, I wear my shoes as often as I can. They are very comfortable and supportive. The extra lift feels to work out my calves as if I was wearing high heels. My tone ups are white & baby blue and look totally fresh with workout clothes. Hopefully, as soon I start sweating, I’ll be more confident to strut in my baby pink bridesmaid dress!