And I know it has. So I come to you with a new goal, looking fabulous in time for my sister in law's wedding, at which I will be doing the readings. The wedding is on the 29th of June, which means I have just under 6 weeks.
Happily, this gives me plenty of time to try out the Proskins 28 Day Challenge. I got in touch with Proskins via Twitter and I was really interested to try their leggings. As you may have seen, I have done numerous reviews of Zaggora products, which as also leggings which claim to improve your shape (but through sweat in the case of HotPants) but I pretty much stopped using Zaggora products after the first couple of months because the darn things were like a wet suit and that is not practical (or desirable!) for day to day use. Proskins are totally different, I have a pair of the classic black full length 'Slim' leggings and they are just like leggings you would expect from any high street store. No unecessary thickness, no discomfort, no weird swooshy noise. So far, so good.
Proskins sent me a pair of their leggings and have asked me to undertake the 28 Day Challenge - wearing the leggings for at least 8 hours a day, ever day for 28 days. This is possible because you can wear them any time, any where - in bed, at the gym, doing housework, under a dress to go out in. As you can see from my 'before' photos below, however, do wear something over your arse area. The rule of the universe that no-one over 10 should wear just leggings still stands. Skirt, dress, tunic over the top, no worries, but do not expose you be-legginged arsal area to the world. No one wants to see that.
Here follows a horrifically candid selection of before photos that the Boy laughingly took. He wasn't laughing at me particularly, he seems to have selective blindness when it comes to my fat belly, thank goodness, but I do think he enjoyed the posing and he encouraged more. So this is my starting point. Today I did a little cycling, a little gardening and a little housework, but come tomorrow I will be back to my cycle commute and gym visits so hopefully that in combination with the Proskins will get the fat belly in check.
My Day 1 measurements are:
I have no idea what I expect to happen to my ankles, but you never know. Proskins sent me a measuring tape so I thought I might as well use it. Plus, my Wii Fit board is broken (sad face) so I can't weigh myself, so we'll have to measure success purely in inches in this case.
Let's hope the fat belly is gone by the time of the wedding.
Edit: I've been wearing my Proskins for the first 4 hours now so I thought I'd feed back on how they are feeling. They are extremely comfortable and sort of silky to the touch (as opposed to a cottony legging). They are not making me sweat or giving me weird sticky legs like HotPants do, so that's bonus. I was a bit worried about wearing these for 8 hours a day, every day, but actually they're extremely comfortable.
They are very long, so they cover the fat belly and go well down over my feet. Let's hope they work their magic on the entire area!