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Whew!  Just thinking about what I put my feet (and legs, thighs, and butt) through yesterday makes me a little bit tired.  No, I wasn’t at the gym or even on a neighborhood walk – I ran errands and shopped ’till I dropped (more on that later) while wearing these Skechers Tone-Ups that I got from my local Kohl’s.  (Originally I was going to be a cute style online, but they were already sold out when I went to buy them).  These are called “Glam Rock” and while they’re not the most attractive shoes I’ve ever worn, the name goes a long way toward preserving the coolness factor.

Since buying them a month or so ago, I’ve worn them here and there, but never for more than a couple of hours at a time and never while walking a lot.  Yesterday was the first day I had them on all day long, and let me tell you these things definitely tone you up!  As I was running (ok, walking) around doing errands from 12:30-4:30 yesterday I could feel my legs, thighs, and butt working harder than normal as I was getting everything done.  At one point (towards the end of the day), I even had to slow my pace a bit because my glutes were sort of feeling it a bit too much, if you know what I mean.  Yes, sometimes you can have a bit too much of a good thing.

Overall, I’d highly recommend these sandals, if you find a style you like.  I feel them “working” much more than the Shape-Ups.  (I love my Shape-Ups, but mostly because of the comfort factor, I don’t feel them working my legs that much).  These babies definitely let you know that you’ve got on toning shoes, and I like it.

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend!  After not feeling so great on Friday, I came back strong on Saturday and Sunday and made the most out of both days.

I got in fun and challenging workouts this weekend, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself. (I’ll go into more detail on Friday with my fitness post).  The main thing that I loved about the exercise I did this weekend was that I was able to get out and enjoy the sun.  More rain is due to come in later tonight through Thursday, so I wanted to make the most of it while I could.  It felt great to push myself hard, especially on Saturday.

This weekend I bit the bullet, followed Scale Warfare‘s lead, and created a Twitter account.  For the longest time I really didn’t think my life was interesting enough to have a Twitter, but when SW mentioned that she wanted to use it as a way of posting her food journal quickly, I thought it was brilliant.  And wouldn’t you know that I actually have a lot more “nuggets” to share than I realized?  If you want to “follow” me, my name on Twitter is Bellablogger.  Or, if you prefer, you can just follow my most recent tweets on the sidebar of this blog. If you have a Twitter account, how do you find yourself using it?

The other fun thing I did this weekend was go shopping.  Who doesn’t love retail therapy, right?  I have been buying lots of little things online that are weight loss or fitness related (in some way, shape, or form) and I’ll write future posts about them as I use/experience them.  I also found my way to a HUMONGOUS Walmart Superstore, which is about 35 miles from my house.  I’d never been to this location before (I’ve only been to Walmart twice before in my life – once on Cape Cod and once in my city), but this store was supposed to be fabulous.  And it was – so clean, organized, and absolutely overwhelming in its size.  I spent quite a bit of money, but I got such great deals (ex: a cute dress for $18!!) that it was well worth it.  Even though Walmart isn’t top on my list of places to shop on a normal basis, it’s worth going and spending an afternoon (we were there for over 2 1/2 hours!) now and then.

Which leads me to a shopping decision  that I need your help with.  I bought my Skechers Shape-Ups a long time ago and I absolutely adore them.  The thing is, once summertime hits, I know that I’ll be less likely to wear my Shape-Ups if it’s really warm outside.  Then I got an email from Skechers letting me know that they make their own form of fitness sandals called Tone-Ups, and I knew I had to check them out.  I figure that if I was that happy with the Shape-Ups, I’d love the Tone-Ups too.  Here’s where you come in.  I’m wondering which pair to buy.  I’m going to buy them online, because the selection is much better than any I can find in the stores in my area (and I live in a great area for shopping).  Partially because I’m picky about my shoes because I want them to be stylish. I’ve narrowed it down to two choices, but I want to get your opinions on which ones you think are cuter:

Choice 1 – Ballerina Kicks.  Here are 3 views of them (click on any of the photos to make them larger):

Choice 2 – Funk Frenzy. Again, 3 views (click to make larger):

I’m leaning towards one style more than the other, but I want to get your opinions before I make a final decision.  Thanks in advance for helping me go shoe shopping.  😉

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!

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