Hope and Change.
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Hope and change. That’s what I call these.
I know that’s a lot to expect from a shoe but these aren’t just any shoes. These are my favorite tennis shoes, Brooks Cascadia. Actually my third pair of these comfy, bouncy, sturdy, make me a little taller, empowering shoe. Did I say they were my favorite?
Anyway, I recently purchased this pair and before you go checkin’ ’em out, gawk at the price and say…
“What? She’s not a runner. She’s hardly a walker. How can she justify the cost? Who does she think she’s foolin’?”
Please note that…
#1 when I purchase shoes, any shoes for that matter, I’m making a commitment. I only buy new tennis shoes about every 2 years.
And #2, when your feet are unhappy, the rest of you follows. That’s one of my mantras and I’m stickin’ to it.
Back to the hope and change…
My hope was that a brand new, springy pair would encourage me to get moving. Already I’ve surpassed last weeks one day of exercise with 2 days this week so far. It’s all about baby steps people.
The change? Well, to the state the obvious for those that know me in real life, a hiney change. Smaller, less jiggly.
It’s a fine goal to be sure.
I can almost feel my butt getting smaller already.
Do you have any new goals? Or old ones you’re working on? How’s it going?
I too am trying to work out more! I want to become a “runner”. We shall see. But my biggest goal is to get rid of my baby weight before I start trying again…and have another baby…which will bring baby weight again…and I’m not into double stacking if at all possible! OH the cycle!
I admire your enthusiasm and desire to work toward a goal at all cost. I unfortunately am not as committed. But I do have a problem with my “buttocks” that is different than most folks. That is I have more out front than out back. My husband has always said I “have no butt at all”. But the way I am shaped makes me look like the middle of me is walking backwards. Does anyone have any suggestions that don’t include “stop eating”?
Another of my mal-constructed body parts is my knees. The older I get the further apart they get, like bowed. Well my husband has another saying I “couldn’t catch a hog in a ditch”. Again does anyone have any suggestions (other than get another husband) for correcting or covering up this issue? Someone needs to design a special line of clothing to camouflage all the legs that aren’t straight.
Amy, your photography even of shoes is remarkable. They look like they are going to walk on their own. And for what they probably cost they should. Keep on keeping on.
I have been trying to get back to running. I have worked up to a little over 2 miles with Sport. We have been proud of ourselves. Of course, that was before work and life hit this week. I have not even had the opportunity to put on the tennis shoes yet. I hope it will be soon. I think I ate too much birthday cake soup this summer. My gut seems to be growing quickly. Jason’s b-day was yesterday, and I need to go make my soup. Exercising? We will see when I can fit it in. Good luck to you!
Amen to spending money on shoes… its so worth it.
Training for a walk put me in the best shape of my life. Just get out there and walk and move and your jiggles will decrease- I promise!