The FitFlop Challenge Day 4

30 July 2010

2250Well! It may be measuring day but I can tell you right now that the evil and wicked Thorntons may have destroyed all the hard work I did this last seven days. Let me explain...Today was a day with a great deal of walking and my FitFlops got one heck of a workout.

It all started out innocently enough. I got off the train, I bought a coffee, and I ambled up to the entrance of the Underground. In my half asleep state I didn't really click that the reason the man was walking in front of me (causing me to keep on moving to the right) was because he was closing the gates. Victoria was shut. Sorry for me.

Cue some breathless pounding of pavements as I galloped around the area in search of a bus that would take me to work. Eventually, after navigating an angry granny (not at me, fortunately), a deranged teenager, and some roadworks, I found a bus. Then it was running to work, running up the stairs and running about all morning.

At lunch PlayPennies was invited to the Thorntons Christmas in July. I walked all the way there in my FitFlops and it was about 30 minutes of hard exercise as I only had an hour to spare. The event was fantastic, by the way, so check out my mini-deal announcement at 3pm today.

The room was dripping delectable chocolate from every pore. How could I not have Thorntons for lunch? They also gave me some samples to try out which I rapidly enjoyed in case someone at work wanted me to share. Yes, I am a bad person but this is chocolate for heaven's sake! Now there was a lot of pressure on my FitFlops to somehow burn those naughty calories down to the ground. I've put some pics of the treats here for you to enjoy.

So I hiked the 30 minutes back to the office, did some more bustling about and galloped home on the tube and train. Now it is time to reveal whether or not a week of FitFlop marathoning has changed my measurements...

Week One Measurements:

Thighs: 21.5 inches (RESULT! I lost half an inch)

Calves: 14.5  inches (Sadness! I gained half an inch!)

Hips: 37.5 inches (OOOH! That's another half an inch lost)

Conclusion: Perhaps the saying should go, "A minute on the lips, an inch on the calves" because that is the only place I gained in size.

Stay tuned next week for the final stretch when hopefully I will have managed to lose even more inches off my frame.

I also have to say a big thank you to Fitness Footwear, who gave me my yummy chocolate leather FitFlops for the challenge.

TOPICS:   Fitness and Diet   Clothing


  • Lynley O.
    I think maybe the calves gained because of the work out you've been doing? Very impressed with all the losses! Well done.
  • Emma K.
    The half inches are a good start, will be interesting to see the results next week :)
  • Sarah K.
    WAHOOOO!!!! That's AWESOME - I'm going to steal them from you when I see you next, even if they are on your feet! Actually, on second thoughts...
  • Luschka C.
    From my fitflop experience, that extra on your calves is probably all muscle... so that's no bad thing really! :)

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