Hello January + Rockport Shoes: Made for MoversJanuary 11, 2017
Like most, I want to get fitter this year, not just because of the excess of the holiday season but to get my body back to where I'm comfortable after the birth of my boys.
I may be one of the only women who put on weight AFTER the birth of their twins! Though the boys were thankfully unaffected by it, I struggled to gain weight during my pregnancy. I think I put on about 20lbs during the entire pregnancy due to hyperemesis gravidarum up until 15 weeks, then the absence of appetite once the sickness dispersed.
Post birth, the stress and focus of the boys being in the NICU whilst I breastfed/pumped milk had me rushing around and not really taking much notice of what I was eating. As such, I was at my slimmest of the last ten years about six weeks after the boys were born.
Once they were home and our stress levels mellowed a bit, the pounds started creeping on through a combination of comfort foods, little cardio exercise (unfortunately getting up eight times a night and changing twenty diapers a day didn't count!) and being too exhausted to care!
Now I'm ready to get back into shape, my focus is on fitness rather than appearance (though having just booked our first summer holiday in five years, feeling happy in beachwear wouldn't be an awful side effect!).
Now that i've treated ourselves to a fancy new stroller (the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double) and snagged Charlie's hand me down FitBit, walking has become a regular feature of mine and the babies day. Daddy joins us on the weekends for something a little more adventurous and further afield.
I have fibromyalgia, so I find that gentle exercise in well supporting gear is best for me. I've never really taken the time to invest in my footwear, previously I've been more likely to be in ballet pumps or Ugg boots- cute, but neither offer much support for active folks.
I'm wholly embracing #mumlife, but theres a limit- I'm not ready for run of the mill tennis shoes. Supportive of ones knees and back though they may be, i'm not about that life.
Knowing that their "customers are constantly on-the- go, doing what they love... want[ing] to look good and feel good without a second thought" they offer supporting, quality shoes without compromising on style.
I chose their Cobb Hill FreshExcite boots to add to my closet. I loved that they looked like stylish hiking boots, something I could wear on the trail or at the grocery store with my skinny jeans.