This weekend went by really fast. My husband left today till the 19th though they may bring him home for the 4 day this weekend.
Saturday we had a lot to do. Remember those days when trying to find an outfit sometimes was a pain in the butt? Well somehow I missed the stage when the clothes I have would of fit perfectly. I know take forever trying to find clothes that look half way OK on me. Buying clothes in Germany is expensive. No running to Wal Mart or Ross or even Target. If I buy on the economy I take a loss to convert money and the PX charges more because they have to ship further. In a way Saturday I was depressed. I finally have a body that I am getting more comfortable with & do not find the need to hide under a coat yet now I look like a slob because everything hangs. I can't even play the lottery here...
What my husband did get me this weekend is fun gadgets I can use to push my weight loss a little more. Unfortunately some are going back to the store.
I grabbed this Heart Rate Monitor because it was on clearance. It is clearly marked on the side that once opened it could not be returned. I did some research on it and decided to return it. Once battery pack on the chest strap goes out you have to replace the entire thing. You can't just change the battery's. They cost $40-$50. There was a couple other things I am not really liking.
I wanted to know how many steps I do a day... So I got this.
Took it on a run today and it flew off more then once. The second time it flew off the battery flew out which put me back at 0. Not worth the $20. The steps I took and the steps it counted where off. Pulling my pants up & down also gave me steps. Who would of thought something as simple as adjusting my pants would of given me steps.
These I am keeping.
I will wear them when I run or walk. Days that I can make it to Zumba I will also wear them or any days that I need to do a video. I want to lean up not bulk up so hopefully these will help. I looked at the ones that go on your wrist because I could get them in 2 pounds each but they slide right off. These have a zipper so my husband said he would figure out how to add more weight but I am sure with an hour of Zumba and swinging my arms around I will feel it.
"To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny." -Alan Cohen