health & fitness, shopping

The Ugliest Shoes I’ve Ever Bought…

are the ones that will serve me well and need the most.

I hate sports shoes; I think they are ugly and if I could work out in wedge heels and not injure myself, I would. Unfortunately, they’re truly a necessity and the casual rubber shoes I’ve had since college weren’t cutting it anymore.

I started Shaun T’s Insanity Workout yesterday and because I wasn’t wearing the proper shoes, the soles of my feet were stinging a little at the end of the the Fit Test. I knew I needed the right cross-trainers so off I went to Sports Warehouse in Libis. Unfortunately, the only cross trainers they had in stock in my size were Nikes that cost over PHP3000. I did not want to spend that much on non-pretty shoes. The Sports Warehouse dudes were very helpful and asked me what I would be needing the shoes for (working out at home) and what sort of moves I’d be doing the most (jumping, running in place).

So I settled for these running shoes. They still didn’t have it in my size (I’m a 7) but I was told it’s best to go up half a size for sports shoes. They were ~PHP2800 at 40% off the original price. I’m guessing this was a good deal? I still think they’re ugly and funnily enough, I saw some lady wearing the exact pair (she was in jeans and buying fishballs) while I was walking back to Eastwood from Club 650. I told myself I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing these in public but I’m not gonna lie: I might re-consider that and go for a run one of these days.

Nevermind that I don’t like running.

What I do like, though, is working out AT HOME (I have issues getting sweaty and flushed in public) and I am so glad to have finally gotten a copy of Insanity. I’m a big believer of No Pain, No Gain and I love the ache of sore muscles the day after a good workout. I did the Insanity Fit Test yesterday and it’s ridiculous how out of shape I really am. I have laughable lower body strength and I could barely to the exercises for a full minute. Tonight is day 2: forty-plus minutes of Plyometric Cardio Circuit and it is INSANE. Worst case scenario is that I quit and not do the sixty days; best case is that I quit smoking.

I’ll be tracking my progress (in photos lol) weekly on this blog. I can’t wait to get fit and melt away my belly fat slash beer gut!


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  • Reply Hana August 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    When you mentioned about Shaun T’s Insanity workout, I tried to DL it and workout as well. I failed the Fit test! Then, I tried to look for other workout programs Shaun T has. I now workout with Rockin’ Body. It’s a dance workout, quite challenging. But not as challenging as Insanity!

    Anyway, just want to share! :D And yes, please do post photos of your workout progress! :)

    • Reply Helga August 31, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      I went back to Hiphop Abs up until last week! I’m used to dance workouts and I love it, but I need something that’ll make me push my limits!

  • Reply Barny August 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    2,800 at 40% off? you bet that was a good deal.

    but if you’re just planning to use it at home…maybe you should’ve just settled for cheaper brands? nike is comfy but mostly expensive because of the name (obvs)

    • Reply Helga August 31, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      The only other brand they had was New Balance and they only had one pair of ugly cross trainers and it wasn’t in my size =/

  • Reply teeyah August 31, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    That’s still prettier than my shoes which I found out are badminton shoes and I tried to use them for running. WTF, right? So much for getting all purpose shoes. Hirap ng tanga :|

    Good luck with your workout!

  • Reply crisel September 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

    They’re not that ugly in fact I believe you could pull it off well with your style. ;p

    Good luck with your working out at home, ugh which brings me I need it too. :s Lolz!

  • Reply Katy September 1, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I want to start doing Insanity too! I’ve been hearing so much about it.. perfect timing because the weather is getting colder which means I don’t mind working out at home anymore.

    I love the sore feeling after a workout too. =)

  • Reply Crystal September 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

    lol they kind of look like Forrest Gump shoes.

    I need to get back on track with working out. It makes me SO mad that I worked so hard to get skinny & then I go & gain it all back. I am the exact same way about working out in public!

  • Reply sarah September 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I actually threw up and almost fainted after I did the Fit Test, that’s how out of shape I am…I did quit after Day 5 and that was 2 months ago. I can’t workout from home, I tend to gravitate towards my bed -__-‘

    Good Luck! :)

  • Reply frostings September 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Jillian Michaels’ The Shred is also pretty effective. Only 30 minutes per day for 30 days and you can start from intensity 1 and move your way to intensity 3. It was effective for me and I didn’t even do it everyday. :) You’ll be needing a mat and weights, though.

  • Reply scart September 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    cool trainers! lets run outside teehee! I think sporty outfit looks cute on you XD

  • Reply Jane September 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Where did get the Insanity Workout vid? Can you share it?

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