On the Help a Reader Out post “How to Choose the Right Fitness Shoe” there was much discussion in the comments about Turbo Jennie’s recommendation to wear shoes with “closed shox” for high-impact activities that require a lot of lateral movement, like kickboxing. She e-mailed me to clarify that what she meant was to wear a cross trainer or studio shoe that has the shock absorbers enclosed in the heel rather than visible. Apparently these can be any brand that you like although Turbo Jennie recommends the new Under Armour ones, the Ryka cross trainers (she told me that since they only specialize in studio shoes, they make really good ones), or these Avia ones saying “PERFECT FOR LATERAL MOVEMENT!! Shox are in there, just can’t see them!!”:
PS> I would have edited the ALL CAPS except that that is so Turbo Jennie’s personality. This mad energy is why girlfriend’s classes are always packed. If you ever visit Minnesota, you must come try one!
And we have a winner for the scale giveaway! The Random Number Generator hath spoken and today’s lucky winner of an EatSmart digital food scale is… Erin who wrote: “I LOVE nibbling cheeks and ears!! My baby is four months old, and breastfeeding doesn’t seem to be taking care of the weight as well as it did the first two times. I’m thinking portion control is to blame, so I’d love this scale.
I actually have a food scale but it is horrible. It is tiny, not digital, only weighs up to a pound, and is always tipping over. I definitely need an upgrade. I would probably also weigh random stuff, although not my baby because he clocked in at a whopping 16 lb 9 oz at his four month checkup – yay!”
E-mail me your info Erin and I’ll hook you up with your scale!
PS> While I didn’t intend yesterday’s post about the Every Other Day Diet to turn into an everyone-love-on-Charlotte fest, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. So thank you all – I feel hugged by all of you! I really needed that:) And kudos to the two brave commenters who wrote about their positive experiences with the diet – and very respectfully I might add! I knew we could all get along! (Till the next time anyhow…)