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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: Iím 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; Iím sure thatís what sells. But I donít think Iíve ever seen a short, round, plus-size model. Nope. Not that I can recall. I come from a long line of short, sturdy women. Iíve 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 donít 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 Iím not trying to sell anything. These are just my own opinions. You know I like to share things that Iíve tried with yíall anyway. I always give you my honest opinion. And yes, this stuff is expensive--to me, anyway. Thatís 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, heís almost always right, but heís the nice kind of guy who doesnít lord it over you.) The quality and performance of this fabric is far superior to the usual t-shirt I wear. Thereís 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. Itís almost a Christmas miracle. Plus, the style and cut really did make me feel particularly superheroish. Thatís always a good thing. That said, I know I canít 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 itíd be cool to treat myself to something thatís 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.

Spark your day, no matter what youíre wearing!

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MARKATSPARK 2/10/2016 5:49PM


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CHERYLSBUTT 1/3/2013 1:53PM

    Love the outfits on you!
I would never call you a hobbit
I think You look adorable because of the strength and energy you exude!

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LELERS 5/16/2012 4:50PM

    I love your pictures! So much fun!

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WINNIE1978 4/15/2012 6:46PM

    Love the review! I usually don't splurge much when it comes to clothing, except for when it comes to workout gear. Wearing clothes that stay in place and do what they are supposed to while I'm working out, like wick away moisture, are generally worth the price tag in my experience. I'm also a fan of thumbholes!!

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BRADIA 4/8/2012 11:13AM

    Iliked the clothes, I always worry also that sports clothes are for lean, fit people so I loved what you modeled

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ALYSSA40 4/6/2012 12:10PM

    You look like you had a blast, showing off in how cute you look! You definitely deserve this popular blog vote! I just got back from the park too, so I feel your exhilaration!

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TX_WILDHEART 4/6/2012 11:38AM

    Too cute for school darling! You looked really cute btw!

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JENIFIREHARP 4/1/2012 6:38PM

    The camera loves you! Thanks for the interesting review.

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_RAMONA 3/30/2012 4:29PM

    From one hobbit to another... I think you look AWESOME dahlink!

(I love that you went out ot PLAY in those workout clothes, LOL!)

P.S. I hope you got to keep the outfit... it's quite cute!

Comment edited on: 3/30/2012 4:29:56 PM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/30/2012 2:48PM

    Love the last picture of you on the swings! Definite framer!

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METAMORPHUS 3/30/2012 8:21AM

    lol! the moment you opened your mouth i just started smiling
you so hillarious
i loved the blog

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AGAWRITER 3/30/2012 7:06AM

    Ready to join hobbitwomen. At least now I know I've just been hanging out with elves.

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SARIMILL 3/29/2012 9:17PM

    Enjoyed the blog.

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    I'm still catching up on your blogs. (Reverse order of course!) Once again, Awesome Shelli! This is probably the most entertaining review ever.

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CTUPTON 3/29/2012 9:16PM

    What energy! Wow! And cute clothes, too!

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MARYM1962 3/29/2012 10:40AM

  I am also a hobbit (in more ways than one!) - I could really get into the hot elf thing!!!!

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NIXY72 3/27/2012 10:27PM

    OMG you are Awesome!! (and the clothes are fabulous too).

Are those STILTS?? Super cool! Where the heck did you get those? I want some!!

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JOANIEBLESSER 3/26/2012 10:07PM

    Thanks for your blog!

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DOLLYHOLLY 3/26/2012 10:01PM

    You are SO ACTIVE! emoticon

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DRAGONFLY126 3/26/2012 8:51PM

    Thanks for your Opinion on the clothing. and HECK YEAH FOR THE HOBBIT WOMAN OF SPARK!!! WOO-HOO!!!

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    emoticon I highly recommend the thumbhole shirt . I have one and love it. emoticon

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JULIESJOURNEY12 3/26/2012 12:22PM

    Great blog!

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BAPSANN 3/26/2012 11:49AM

  I like your motivation, it causes me to look at monkey bars differently. I can do two also.

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WILDHONEYPIE1 3/26/2012 10:32AM

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CHRYLG 3/26/2012 8:54AM

    Greetings from a fellow hobbit! I realized a while ago that I must have been born in the Shire. Because I am also VERY well endowed in the bosom area, it is extra difficult to find clothes that fit and look good.
Thanks for the look great in your workout wear.
I also like the idea of a hobbit group! Hobbits unite!

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SHEILA-45 3/25/2012 3:31PM

    You're having so much fun in those clothes. The feel good aspect of them must work wonders too! emoticon

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WILDFLOWERMA 3/25/2012 2:42PM

    awesome review - you are a natural in front of the camera

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WILDFLOWERMA 3/25/2012 2:40PM

    awesome review - you are a natural in front of the camera

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LEIAMLOW 3/25/2012 1:46PM

    I LOVE your blogs! They really brighten my day! And today is already a bright day so now its SUPER bright! emoticon

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CAPTAINMORGAN2 3/25/2012 11:32AM

    I really enjoyed the video, you have a great attitude and sense of humor! I felt kind of blah in this cold cloudy day but you made me laugh and not let this dreary day make me feel dreary. And i never did manage to keep my hula-hoop going very long. I remember it was red and have no idea what happened to it but think it came apart. Anyway, happy hooping wearing those new clothes!! Georgine Keep that Spark!

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GRAMPIAN 3/25/2012 5:07AM

  Enjoyed this! emoticon

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KPETSCHE 3/25/2012 1:13AM

    You are the best. You deserve to be a paid advertiser - I love your sense of humor!

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AHAPPYLIFE 3/24/2012 10:49PM

    You are hilarious!!

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LINKYSD 3/24/2012 10:44PM

    Wow! Really enjoyed your Blog Post! Had me laughing out loud. Thanks for sharing.


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LUNARAEWILDER 3/24/2012 10:03PM

    Yes, cool review and all but "odd ball out here" got distracted by the awesome shoes you were wearing and wonders where did you get them? I love them!

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GOING-STRONG 3/24/2012 9:32PM

    Lookin good... spark on sista!

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WHITEANGEL4 3/24/2012 9:17PM

    Enjoyed the blog.....Thanks for sharing. Two years ago these sizes were perfect for me

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ROCKYCPA 3/24/2012 8:53PM

    Great review - looks like a great set of exercise clothes. Hope someone who really needs them wins them.

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OPTIMIST1948 3/24/2012 8:47PM

    Dont you know that every mom is an action hero?

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1MOLOOM 3/24/2012 8:11PM

  this was the best. I loved your presentation and your sense of humor and the interesting workouts. emoticon

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SURFERJAN2002 3/24/2012 5:21PM

    Another triumph in Sparkland! Thanks for the heads up, not that , with my income , I'll be buying anything any time soon, but it's always good to be prepared if the amazing happens....

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THOMASS4 3/24/2012 3:53PM

  Loved your video and comments, but even if the product is tough I would never waste that kind of money. I buy capri's and workout shirts at Wal-Mart for about 10 bucks each and they are also long lasting and comfortable and then I can have a couple of different ones. Sorry, good idea, but ridiculous price. Loved you though!

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_JODI404 3/24/2012 3:02PM


You look *Awesome* in that outfit!!

I love the tests that you put it through -- very cool.
VERY important that it passes the hoop test!! emoticon
TRX looked very cool too.

You are most certainly an action hero... but a better name is definitely in order!

I agree, it would make a special reward. I just don't see their sizes fitting you for long... not at the rate you are going! emoticon

Another well done vlog my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SERASARA 3/24/2012 2:00PM

  This is awesome. Thanks!

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DIANNEMT 3/24/2012 12:59PM

    Love your sense of humor!

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ACTIVEGODDESS 3/24/2012 12:39PM

    I loved the video!!! I'll make it a reward for my first milestone if I don't win the contest that is! Hope I do! emoticon

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