It's time! My 2 weeks are up! Are you dying to hear the results of my 2 week Zaggora challenge?
First let me tell you how my week went.
Day 8: 45 minutes of Zumba in my living room. I wore the pants for 30 minutes afterward while I cooked breakfast for my kids.
Day 9: My friend talked me into going to a hip hop class with her. (60 minutes) Oh glory, let me just tell you how good I was at that! I had about as much swag as a Disney princess. Seriously. It wasn't pretty. That being said, it was a great work out!
Day 10: Today I did a work out video called Brazilian Butt Lift. Don't judge me- it's awesome! My husband gets a big kick out of the names of my favorite fitness stuff. "Brazilian Butt Lift" and "Hot Pants"? Yeah I'm pretty much asking to be the butt of his jokes. (Terrible pun intended.) Anyway, so BBL is made by Beachbody- the creators of Insanity and P90X. It's a killer work out and I LOVE it! Today's video was 45 minutes long.
Day 11: My kids were being a little bit needy today so I decided to try and include them in my work out. I threw my 4 and 2 year old in the stroller, strapped Zach to my chest in his baby carrier, and let my 5 year old ride her scooter behind us. I'm hoping that what I was lacking in cardio I made up for in strength training. :) We walked for 20 minutes, but I wore the pants for another half hour while I did the dishes and mopped the floor.
Day 12: I decided to be brave and show my face at Zumba again. I didn't sweat quite as badly this time. I still feel like I got a great work out, but I didn't leave any sweat puddles behind. Maybe I didn't work out as hard? Bummer, I was sorta proud of that sweat puddle. Even if it was terribly embarrassing.
Day 13: Holy cow! You would not believe the day I had. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off all day long and I kept thinking "Okay, I have GOT to work out!" and then something would come up that would keep me from doing it. So at 12:45 a.m. as I was finally climbing into bed I realized I hadn't worked out yet. AH! Well somewhere I had read that some people like to sleep in their Hot Pants. Sounded incredibly uncomfortable to me, but I knew I had to do something! So I climbed out of bed and put the hot pants on. As I climbed back under the covers my husband popped up and said, "Are you wearing your Hot Pants to bed?!?!'
"They're SO loud!" (remember how I told you they make a swishing sound?)
"Oh, sorry honey. I'll try not to move." says the wiggliest sleeper ever.
After about 20 minutes of pure torture, the pants came off. Oh well. I tried.
Day 14: No Hot Pants for me on Sunday. :)
This morning I practically leaped out of bed and ran for the measuring tape. I have been dying to know if these sweaty pants are doing what they claim to do.
The first thing I measured was my waist. My heart sank. NO difference what-so-ever. Ugh. Maybe these pants were a huge waste of money after all. Half heartedly I wrapped the measuring tape around my hips- 1 and a half inches smaller! YAY!
The good news continued! I lost a total of 2 inches off my thighs, 3 and a half inches around my leftover baby pooch, and 2 inches off my rib cage (From wearing the Hot Top)
I jumped on the scale and was excited to see that I'm also down 4 lbs!
So what's the bottom line here?
These pants WORK!
Total I lost 8 1/2 inches in 2 weeks! Considering I hadn't lost any inches in months just doing my normal routine, this was great news for me! I wasn't doing anything differently as far as my diet goes. I don't count calories- it makes me crazy. I just try to stay away from sugar, white flour, and processed foods. I am also typically a pretty active person. I usually work out 4-5 times a week, so I increased that to 5-6 times a week during this challenge.
Losing 4 lbs in 2 weeks is pretty typical for me if I'm working hard and eating right, so I can't give credit to the Hot Pants for that. I had been stuck on a plateau for a while though, and maybe these gave me the extra nudge I needed.
I didn't see any change in my waist line, but the particular pants I bought didn't claim to target my waist. And the Hot Top I bought claimed to work my hips, upper stomach, and back- which it totally did. The good news is that within the last 3 weeks Zaggora has released a new version of their pants AND a new version of their Hot Top that are supposed to target the waist and lower stomach. You can bet your bottom I'll be purchasing both of those in the near future!
I think what I love most about my Zaggora wear is that my success is a direct result of how much I put into it. So many diet fads going around claim you can eat whatever you want, sit on your butt, and you'll still get skinny just by taking a pill. Every time I see something like that I think RED FLAG! Either this is poison, or it flat out doesn't work.
With Zaggora the harder you work, the faster you'll see results. And yes, that statement is true even if you're not wearing the pants. I just think the pants just speed up the process and give you a little extra push in the right direction. I absolutely love my Hot Pants and will be ordering a smaller size soon! (These ones are starting to slide right off!)
I cannot believe I'm about to post a picture of my chubby self on the internet. Ugh. Just try to remember I just had my 4th kiddo... Okay? Also please excuse the pictures- my 5 year old took them for me. :)
Oh man. It is totally crazy to see the difference a few inches can make! (And is it just me or is my Butt Lift program working?) While I am happy with my success I am far from done! I have a lot of work to do still! I'll take some more measurements in a month or so and let you know how it's going!
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Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some sweatin' to do!