Enjoy Each Step #SKECHERS #SkechersPerformance #ad

I’m overweight [obese really] and definitely not fit; however, that doesn’t mean that I’m not trying!  I’m 50 years old ~ugh!~ and I’ve gone through some difficult experiences over the past several years but now I’m feeling better, stronger, and even hopeful … for change.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

I have never professed to be ‘in shape’ or even ‘put together’ but I have made some changes to my life so that I can get onto the path to be healthier.  I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get back to what I once was but I think I owe it to myself to try.  Even though I’m 50, the truth is I don’t know if I will live to be 100!  The best thing to do is to focus.

Since January, and up until my recent trip to Vancouver, I had been routinely exercising on my treadmill and I was eating pretty healthfully.  Like everyone (I suppose), I got sidetracked with my vacation.  You know how it is?  Friends and family want you to come have a drink and/or meal to celebrate the fact that you’re together again, you go see this or go see that and BAM there’s an ice cream shop!  Damn it.  What are you going to do?  I say: “it’s ok to slack off or else you won’t be able to enjoy the moment”.  Now that I’m back it’s time to get back on track!  I’m not going to beat myself up about a pound … or two … or three … or whatever!  There’s no point in being hard on myself and it’s not going to be positive at all.  I’m going to embrace the break and accept it as having been a positive, re-energizing experience that I so desperately needed  …  and I’m going to embrace the hard work I’m going to have to do to get to a healthier weight.

There isn’t an agenda.  I’m not trying to get to size zero.  I’ve been a size zero and it wasn’t healthy, good, or glamorous.  I need to reduce my weight for my heart, my back, and my overall health.

It’s sad actually.  There are many that don’t have to worry about their weight, nor do they have to struggle.  Then there are many that struggle with their weight … whether it be to gain weight or to lose weight.  It’s a constant battle!  I’ve struggled with my weight all of my life, and it feels like I’ve been every size there is!!!  I know that’s not true but I have been every size from zero to eighteen!  I believe I’ve been every one of those sizes twice!  I remember seeing my mom struggle with her weight too.  Perhaps it’s genetics?   Perhaps it has to do with anxiety or depression?  Whatever it is doesn’t change the fact that I have to make changes!  Somehow I have to make progress.

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One thing I don’t have to compromise is my comfort.  That’s important you know!  I rely on my SKECHERS to give me the cushioning protection I need.  The SKECHERS Ultra Flex – First Take shoe is a slip on sporty comfort walking and training sneaker with an air-cooled memory foam insole, and an Ultra Flex midsole (a highly flexible comfort midsole with superior impact cushioning protection and remarkable energy return).  I take my SKECHERS with me on every trip I go on.

As you can see for yourself, British Columbia had no idea that Jeannine was about to hit them hard with style, comfort, and class!  I wore my SKECHERS everywhere because I need comfort because of my lower back issues, and because I need style

* Find out more about this shoe here.

On this trip out West I also took my SKECHERS Apparel – Nite Owl™ Activate Packable Windbreaker Jacket.  It’s very handy to fold up your jacket into front welt pocket … basically converting into a fanny pack!  It’s also handy that it’s water-resistant fabric to help keep you dry, and that the polka dot print is reflective (this keeps you safe if you decide to go for a walk/jog/run at night).  While this windbreaker jacket is especially perfect for travel, it’s also awesome for use right here in my beloved Toronto & GTA!

* Find out more about this garment here.

For those that follow me, you know about my love for SKECHERS.  For those that happened to come across this post, you should know that SKECHERS is one brand that I really stand behind.  It’s affordable, fresh, innovative, caters to a variety of needs, seasons and styles all the while providing support and comfort.

With SKECHERS, you can’t go wrong.

 

 

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Skechers Boots for Autumn and Winter #SKECHERSstyle #ad

Winter doesn’t want to leave, just yet.  Reality is that winter really hasn’t been that bad!  Aside from the days (literally days) of large snowfalls, I’ve used the same boots each time I step out.  They’re my autumn boots!  I know it’s hard to believe but my autumn boots can be used in the winter too.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

To be completely truthful, I definitely prefer a tall boot that’s warm and even waterproof when it’s snowing and/or raining.  However, when it’s just a regular winter day; even with a little snow already on the ground, my short autumn boots fit the bill!  They’re warm enough, definitely stylish, and super comfortable.  Now, why am I telling you this?  SKECHERS can get you ready to enjoy all that autumn, winter, and even spring have to offer!

For years now, you’ve learned how much I love SKECHERS.  It’s my love for SKECHERS that allowed me to accept collaborating with SKECHERS.  Today, it’s both love and pride for the brand that allows me to continue to collaborate with them.  It’s the excitement I feel that makes me want to share my SKECHERS experiences with family, friends, and online friends alike.

I’m very happy to see that over the last several years SKECHERS has increased their product line.  Style, comfort and innovation have found a way to live harmoniously among all the different styles and looks within the SKECHERS family.  There’s literally something for everyone!  The brand is extremely popular but, for me, that’s not what’s important … what is important is quality, fit and comfort.  SKECHERS has it all and more.

In fact, SKECHERS has cornered the market when it comes to comfort.  I am beyond happy each and every time I step into any of my SKECHERS shoes or boots.  I am equally as happy sharing how much I love SKECHERS with you.  If you haven’t tried on a pair of SKECHERS please do so.  You can find SKECHERS Canada-wide, in footwear retail stores.  I know you’ll fall in love with them!  What’s going to be hard is only picking one pair.

 

Skechers Has Your Fall/Winter Fashion Boot and More #SKECHERSstyle #ad

I became a Skechers fan about 6 years ago, and since then my love for Skechers has only grown.  Not only has my love for Skechers grown for me but it has grown for others too. What I mean by this is, I have shared the love with friends and family and am happy to report that, once exposed to Skechers, they have all fallen in love with Skechers as well.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

It seems an easy thing to say but; let me tell you, I would never share my love/passion for a brand unless it were genuine.  If you want comfort, quality, and style then you need not look any further because Skechers has it all! I mean it. We all have some kind of issue that we have to live with. My issue (other than my lower back) is long toes. Trust me when I say that it is difficult to find comfortable shoes for me … add-on quality and style and it’s almost impossible. I end up owning many shoes that don’t even get worn because they end up hurting me too much. What’s the point?Recently, my beloved friends at Skechers sent me two pairs of Fall/Winter Fashion Boots.

My daughter lucked out and received a pair of athletic shoes.

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Women’s Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy

A sporty favorite gets even better in the SKECHERS Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy shoe. Soft flat knit fabric upper in a lace up athletic sporty training sneaker with stitching accents and Air Cooled Memory Foam insole.

My daughter loves her athletic shoes and wears them daily.  She’s always running around College; to and from all of her classes.My two pairs of boots are a Godsend!

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Women’s Parallel – Triple Threat

Sleek seasonal style with a secret weapon of comfort comes in the SKECHERS Parallel – Triple Threat boot. Soft smooth suede upper in a zipper side dress casual wedge heeled ankle height boot with stitching and ruching accents. Air Cooled Memory Foam insole.

– style #49192 CCL

Women’s Descender – Andes

Outsmart chilly weather in style with the SKECHERS Descender – Andes boot. Soft water-resistant suede upper in a mid calf height lace up cold weather boot with faux fur lining and Warm Tech Memory Foam insole.Although I shared pictures on social media, I did take longer than usual to write about my experience mostly because I wanted to wait for the colder weather to arrive. I wanted to ensure my boots were warm so that I could share that finding with you. It turns out that both boots are amazing! Even with my back issue, I can walk for a long periods of time in complete comfort right from day one. I don’t have to ‘break in’ my boots. Actually now that I have experienced comfort from day one, it’s ludicrous to think that you should have to ‘break in’ your shoes! Why should you? It’s a relief to start wearing your shoes/boots right out of the box … no pain, no discomfort, and no blisters. That’s the way it should be; always.

Everywhere I go I end up getting compliments on my new boots. I am always proud to share that I’m wearing Skechers and that the person should try wearing Skechers too. I look good, feel good, and feel even better when sharing the fact that Skechers has the right footwear for all.

Don’t hesitate finding your Fall Fashion footwear. Whether it be a casual shoe, athletic shoe, or a boot, you are bound to fall in love with Skechers too.

Let me know what you discover!