(Hi, my name is Katelyn and I am trying to lose weight. In unison, *Hi, Katelyn*)
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Since not much has changed in the say of my workout I don't want to bore you with the same ol' same ol' so....I figured I would give you a funny story that led me to try and workout product that you may have seen and wondered about.
There are times when my journey to lose weight has been shameless...I'm for serious....Like that one time I wrapped myself in saran wrap. You see, my best friend and I had laid around all summer floating in a pool and eating pizza and by the end of summer we had both gain our fair share of summer weight. I should probably give you some background we are those friends that are like Lucy and Ethel...anything we touch together turns to shit, usually pretty hilarious shit.
We discussed ways that we could drop weight fast and somehow, I don't even know, we decided that we would wrap ourselves (legs and torso) in saran wrap and go run at one of our local trails. I am pretty sure the idea came from those product that make you sweat...more on that later.
It was a disaster.
It was going well at first...until we were too far to turn back. Then the saran wrap started to make this loud noise...we sounded like a bag of chips being opened. Well, as if that wasn't embarrasing enough the sweat has to go some place...cue looking like I straight peed myself. Okay, so let us recap: I sound like a bag of chip and look like I peed myself....yeah this was brilliant (I swear I graduated college with high honors). As if it couldn't get any worse (it always can) when saran wrap gets sweating it also gets slippery. Meaning, now, the saran wrap was starting to inch down my legs like melting ice cream runs down a cone. We were a mile away from the car or any bathroom with people everywhere. I did what I could...I kept trying to pull it up. So, now: I sound like a bag of chips being opened, look like I peed myself, I am melting like an ice cream cone, and look like I am playing with myself from constantly trying to keep the saran wrap from coming out of the bottom of my capris. To make matter worse we were beyond laughing hysterically at this point, I mean what else can you do. I am 99% sure everyone thought we were on crack. Then the saran wrap started to unwrap. Yes, you can picture it. Now I had saran wrap starting to peek out from under my capris like toilet paper on someones shoe. Like I said, a disaster. I was miserable at this point, so we decided to run as fast as we could back to the car. By the time we arrived we had saran wrap around our ankles and everyone in the parking lot was pretty amused. I literally looked like a bad cooking experiment gone wrong...very wrong.
For the record, I am evidently not the only idiot that thought this was a good idea. Just Google it an you will see....website after website suggesting this as a weight loss technique.
Well, all this taught me something. You pay for the actual product that is supposed to do this stuff. I am one of those people, you know the one who has tried every fad diet craze coming and going? I am that person who buys any product that I think will somehow make weight loss easier.
Here is the product I bought, Gold's Gym Slimmer Kit:
- It does increase the amount of sweat. I normally don't notice sweat on my thighs especially, but you will with this product.
- Didn't feel intrusive or in the way.
- Can be worn under you clothes (to workout, I wouldn't recommend for work).
- The arm bands were hard to apply by myself.
- The leg bands started to slip down my legs (no matter how tight I put them) once I started to sweat.
- My pant would sometimes get caught in the leg bands make for an awkward adjustment.