I have to start this post by sharing some very interesting news that I read today. The FTC announced this morning that Reebok has to pay a $25 million dollar settlement over their toning shoes.
“The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness gear are supported by sound science.” – source
On behalf of active consumers and fitness professionals everywhere, I would like to applaud the FTC. Clearly, these shoes are a gimmick. Toning your butt and thighs requires a little more work than wearing magical shoes. Reebok is offering a refund to any consumers who purchased this shoe. Get your money back and then go do some squats and lunges!
What is your opinion of fitness gimmicks like this? Has anyone actually tried the Easy Tone shoes?
This morning I took and taught yoga. It was my first Wednesday teaching the 9:15 a.m. class and I think it went pretty well. The yogis that attend this class have very high expectations and liked to be pushed hard! I think that I managed to give them what they were looking for and then some. We did a drill of 10 chaturanga repeaters (jumping back straight into chaturanga) and I think everyone’s triceps were screaming for mercy! Mission accomplished! 😉
Lunch after class was a sandwich with mashed avocado, a thin spread of ranch, spinach, tempeh and colby jack cheese. I don’t usually put tempeh on my sandwiches but our fridge was pretty sad and it was my only protein option. I actually really liked the combo.
I spent the afternoon working on my blog (Trying to respond to all of the comments on my career change post. I appreciate each and every one!), prepping for a speaking event tomorrow (more on that later) and running. Given that I spent 3 hours in a hot yoga studio this morning, it was necessary to hydrate before my run. Brandon and I picked up these fun coconut waters when we were at the Dekalb Farmers Market in Atlanta. They are so good! Sullie was very interested too!
I ran seven miles with Caitlin in the hot sun. It was in the mid 80s today and probably not our smartest decision to run at the height of the afternoon heat. I am ready for those crisp (not cold!) fall runs. Weather aside, the run felt great and nothing hurt so success!
Refueled with a large bowl of plain Greek yogurt with banana, apple, honey, granola, dried cranberries and peanut butter. Then I was still hungry and ate half a peanut butter and honey sandwich. I think I’m still hungry.
I am sweaty and smelly. Must go clean up and head to the studio. It’s vino + vinyasa night. Off to teach and then wine with friends!
Check out my guest post on The More I Run! The topic is “The Finish Line!”