Ok, so it is almost July and I haven't blogged in over a month and probably haven't lost a single pound. After having a hospital appointment last week where they insisted on weighing me (apparently they couldn't just take my word for it) I noticed my weight has stayed pretty much the same since I started on my big diet plan.
The 2 big boxes of Jenny Craig I paid a small fortune for sits in my living room, and I have no idea about what or if I want to follow a specific diet plan. The biggest problem for me is that I eat out A LOT, so diets where i have to eat specific food doesn't really work for me, another downfall of JC was I despise microwaved food. As I'm going to Greece at the end of July I really need to snap back into some sort of plan, or my bikinis won't fit and I will resemble the GhostBuster Stay Puft Marshmallow Man hobbling along the beach. The way I lost weight last year was quite simple... EXERCISE and eating smaller portions, so am going to give this a go.
Unlike a lot of people I actually enjoy going to the gym, the walk I have to do along a main road in Manchester City Centre from my gym to my car is made pleasurable if my tshirt is literally soaked with sweat and has turned a different colour. I feel like I have worked hard and despite the lack of energy and that my muscles are crying out for a break I have a little spring in my step.
So the plan is exercise, now I want to find a way to make each workout really count. Since I read other diet blogs in the hope for inspiration I came across several reviews on Zaggora Hotpants. Now I love the idea of miracle pants that will dissolve the fat and make you a size 8 with no effort, but I know they don't exist, but these seem like the closest thing to that dream. These pants claim that they can help reduce body fat, the visible signs of cellulite AND help you lose 2 dress sizes in 2 weeks. They make the claims that wearing when active will be more effective but you can get some results by sitting on your sofa watching Corrie (or Revenge for me, off topic but my favourite programme right now.)
They work by increasing energy expenditure by raising the core body temperature, resulting in an increase in metabolism. The 80% increase of perspiration when wearing these pants helps burn calories and break down toxins, meaning weight loss and reduced appearance of cellulite.
So after reading the reviews and seeing a promotional code on Facebook, I took the plunge to buy a pair. They only arrived this morning, which took a bit longer than I expected, but I understand the pitfalls of slow postage more than most. One first feel they felt like a wetsuit, and after squeezing myself into them in the most ungraceful manner I gave them their first test run. Holy cow I sweat like crazy, I only did a quickie on the exercise bike but the sweat would make you think I had run a marathon. When I wear them to the gym I think I will put some pants over, this doesn't affect how they work, but helps the rustling noise they create and also hides all my lumps and bumps these seem to highlight. As you can see the cat wanted to take part in this photo, how sexy do I look ha!
So I am now on the 2 week challenge, 30 minute workouts 3 times a week (which I'm sure I will go over because an hour an half doesn't seem enough to me) wearing these bad boys and after 2 weeks I should have dropped down to a size 10. I will measure myself tomorrow, and do the results during the 2 weeks.
Now the lovely people over at Zaggora have kindly given me 3 pairs of the Viva Hotpants (as modelled by my thunder thighs or the skinny minnies in their promotional pic) so for your chance to win one of these pairs all you have to do is follow the instructions below.
How To Enter
1. Follow this blog via the Google Friend connect (to the side)
2. Visit the Zaggora website, pick your favourite colour and comment below with your preference
Follow the Jelly Button Jewellery blog via Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment below letting me know you have entered twice.
Easy Peasy Right!!! Now for the boring bits...
To be entered you need to follow AND comment.
This competition will close at the end of my 2 week challenge, midnight (GMT) July 15th 2012.
The winner will be selected at random, and will be notified within 7 days of the closing date.
The PR from Zaggora will send the prize directly to the winner.
This competition is open to UK entrants only.