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For the Shire! (my adoraOm review)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

SparkPeople asked me to review some new plus-size activewear from I was happy to do it because-- A: The clothes are super cute. And B: I’m a hobbit. When I look at plus-size models, they all seem to be young, gorgeous, tall, statuesque women. They wear their weight well. I totally understand that; I’m sure that’s what sells. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a short, round, plus-size model. Nope. Not that I can recall. I come from a long line of short, sturdy women. I’ve learned to embrace that, to own my hobbitness. It has its perks too. Our round faces can help hide a couple extra years. But hobbits usually don’t make it on the cover of Vogue, unless they happen to be standing next to a hot elf or something. So, I did this review for us, for the hobbitwomen of SparkPeople (we should have a team)--for the Shire!

My Own Personal Disclaimer:
I did not get paid to review this stuff and I’m not trying to sell anything. These are just my own opinions. You know I like to share things that I’ve tried with y’all anyway. I always give you my honest opinion. And yes, this stuff is expensive--to me, anyway. That’s why I gave it a thorough test before I reviewed it. Thorough as in, I worked out like crazy in these clothes, put them through the laundry a bunch of times and showed them to several of my friends. My husband says that you usually get what you pay for. In this case, I think he might be right. (Honestly, he’s almost always right, but he’s the nice kind of guy who doesn’t lord it over you.) The quality and performance of this fabric is far superior to the usual t-shirt I wear. There’s really no comparison. The fabric washes well and snaps right back into place. The pants keep you jiggle-free (trademark pending-lol). The mesh panels on the shirt really work--no sweaty shirt sticking to my back. The shirt stays put. I think this might be the only shirt in the world that has stayed put on me. It’s almost a Christmas miracle. Plus, the style and cut really did make me feel particularly superheroish. That’s always a good thing. That said, I know I can’t swing a closetful of this stuff. But I would like to save up and get another shirt (green, this time) for a BIG reward. I think it’d be cool to treat myself to something that’s going to prompt me to workout even more. Nice little self-hypnosis thing I have going here. Also, they have this super cool looking jacket with thumbholes. Thumbholes! I want it, just because of the thumbholes; think it would be very hobbit-chic in the Shire.

Hobbit Action Hero! More action heroes need scooters--

and monkey bars (I can do exactly two...)--

and swings.

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