Monday, 27 May 2013

Day 7: Proskins 28 Day Challenge

So, we're a week in to the Proskins challenge and to be honest it has not been the rousing start I was hoping for. I've been wearing my Proskins for the recommended 8+ hours a day - sometimes before and during the gym, sometimes at night, sometimes just round and about the house. Since my holiday my exercise regime has picked up back to normal, commuting 3.5 miles each way to work or to town and back each day, and I made to the gym 5 times over the week, for step, aerobics and tone, a session on the rowing machine, free weights, double aerobics and tone and finally a very tough circuits class on Saturday. I had therefore hoped that at least a couple of pounds of excess holiday weight would drop off quite quickly, but sadly it was not to be. I have just lost a half inch or thereabouts off my thigh, which I guess will be attributable to being back on the bike every day. Let's hope next week is better!

Day 7 measurements:
Waist 31"
Hips 36"
Thigh 21.5" (0.5 inch off)
Calf 14"
Ankle 8.5"

I have enjoyed telling people about my caffeinated leggings this week though and the skin on my legs is definitely softer. They are very comfortable to wear, to the point of me completely forgetting I have them on. And they are lovely and silky shiny, so texturally I'm quite enjoying that. Just hoped to see the signs of being a bit tighter by now. Toight like a toiger.

Here is the Proskins provided FAQ giving you all the baffling sciencey information:


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Proskins Slim range?

Improve the appearance of skin in 28 days. Discover the effectiveness of our
patented micro encapsulated compression garments. Independently tested and
guaranteed for 100 washes. Designed to reduce cellulite, firm and moisturise the
skin while you move throughout the day. Containing caffeine to promote fat
destruction; vitamin E to prevent the effects of ageing; ceramides to restore
and maintain the skin’s smoothness; and retinol and aloe vera to moisturise and
increase the firmness of the skin.


Is there any proof that Proskins products will help me?
Yes, there are numerous scientific studies that have been carried out that
demonstrate the benefits of wearing compression clothing before, during and
after activity. Proskins compression technology has been independently tested at
Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute.



In conjunction with Nurel, our international yarn partner, a series of tests have
been carried out that verify the effectiveness of the micro capsules found in
Proskins Slim.


How do Proskins Slim work?
Proskins Slim aide three of the main causes of cellulite by improving
circulation and blood flow, increasing lymphatic drainage and reducing fluid
retention.



By using, as a starting point, the technology that we developed for top level
athletes Proskins have, after a lengthy period of research and development,
created a skincare legging that poses a significant challenge to the leading
anti cellulite products in the market today.



Millions of tiny micro capsules embedded into the yarn help smooth and shape
your skin as you move throughout the day. Containing caffeine to promote fat
destruction; vitamin E to prevent the effects of ageing; ceramides to restore
and maintain smoothness; and retinol and aloe vera to moisturise and increase
the firmness of your legs.



For the first time fabric technology has allowed us to create a product that
works alongside your body to pamper and indulge your legs. So comfortable you
wont want to take them off.


What are the ingredients found inside the Proskins Slim micro capsules?
Caffeine – A renowned active slimming agent that activates micro-circulation and
promotes fat destruction.



Retinol – A skin regenerator which stimulates collagen, giving a youthful
appearance to the skin.


Vitamin E – An antioxidant that helps the skin appear young and fresh.


Aloe Vera – A plant extract that makes the skin feel smoother and softer.


What is the 28 Day Challenge?
The 28 Day Challenge is about helping you record your Proskins Slim experience.
The patented technology inside your leggings will help smooth and shape your
legs making them look amazing for summer. Remember the more you wear your
Proskins Slim garments the more chance you'll have of seeing greater results.




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up Laura.Well done on all the exercise, don't worry about what the scales say you're doing fantastic, and building muscle. x

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  2. Thanks for the positivity Jane!

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