Yes, I am.
That’s why I run.
I run because I find it the most efficient way to exercise in the shortest amount of time. I know I can get away with running for one hour twice a week and one longer run on the weekend. So basically I can stay in decent shape in four hours per week. (Yes, I often do put in more time working out, but that’s really the fault of this blog, lol, and not my true nature.)
And running burns mucho calories. For me, that’s loosely 600 calories burned per hour or 2400 per week.
Running is a simple, quick and efficient way to get in shape.
But not easy.
No, it’s definitely not easy.
However, I think I’ve got that covered now. The easy part, that is, because ever since I read this…
“…[they're the] perfect gift for the lazy girl who wants to tone while doing errands.”
…I knew Reebok’s EasyTones were for me.
Finally, a pair of shoes that will get me fit when I’m NOT running! Yes, this is a pair of shoes I need – and like many of us women, I always need more shoes, period.
So what are these ‘bad girls’ all about?
Well, EasyTone is designed to help give definition to our legs and butt (Reebok: you had me at ‘legs’, you sold me on ‘butt’). Simply by walking, the ‘balance pods’ (pictured) under the shoes create a slight instability which forces our muscles to work a little harder, toning us as we go.
Specifically, toning the butt 28% more and the calves and hamstrings 11% more! (According to the Reebok website.)
I received my pair over Christmas and I put them to use right away. I had a LOT of butt toning to do after two weeks of fun parties, yummy food and lots and lots of wine.
First, I wore them around the house, not so much to break them in, but more to keep them beautiful and white. My initial impression was that they are very comfortable and like walking on little balloons (the Reebok website compares them to walking on sand, but I found them easier than that).
I soon ventured out of the house and wore them as I went about my day. At first I was a bit worried about going too far in them – I wasn’t sure if they were really suited to long distance walking.
But soon I forgot I had them on. Once I was out walking my dog and it was so nice outside that we just kept walking and when I got home and checked my Garmin watch I realized we’d gone 3 miles (5k) in them! My feet weren’t sore at all – they felt really good. But – joy! – my legs and butt(!) did feel that walk the next day and it must be due to the shoes because I can normally walk or run for a long time without feeling sore the next day. This was a good sore, not a bad sore…I still did my regular lazy-girl run the next day and felt fine (wearing my running shoes, not the EasyTones).
My guess is that if you don’t run regularly or give your legs any other type of regular workout, you will feel the benefit of these runners even more.
- The perfect runners to wear when you’re NOT working out.
- 28% more toning of your glutes and 11% more toning of your calves and hamstrings – I just can’t argue with that!
- I like the look of them – they don’t stand out and shout “lazy girl” (I can do that myself)
- I like the feel of them – they feel fun to wear and you do quickly forget about them
- What’s not to like?
I’d definitely recommend these, they don’t look odd or platform-y like some shoes do, they’re a ton of fun and you can’t argue with toning your butt by 28% more than usual. Unless you’re one of those tiny-butted women that I’m really jealous of – for you, you just might find your butt falls right off.
One other thing…Reebok will donate a minimum of $500,000 up to $750,000 to benefit the Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer to combat breast cancer. So if you pick up a pair you can feel good about more than your highly-toned butt.
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About the Author: Co-founder of Girl, Get Strong! Melanie earns a living as a freelance writer and editor. Currently training for a Half Ironman Triathlon, she's a fitness fun-addict, adventure seeker, boundary-pusher, writer, traveler and mum. Melanie is also a feature contributor for publications such as Galtime.com, Momcentral.com and DietsinReview.com. For more information about Melanie, visit MelanieBerezan.com