Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Review of REI Sahara Shirt - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

Worn and tested by REI Adventures guides, this travel-ready shirt has details galore to help keep you cool and comfortable in sunny climates.

You Are Part of the Problem

By Lynn the fitness expert from Tacoma, WA on 7/9/2011


1out of 5

Chest Size: Feels too big

Sleeve Length: Feels too long

Pros: Breathable, Dries Easily

Cons: Poor Fit

Best Uses: Travel, Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Activities, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide

Was this a gift?: No

Americans are getting larger and larger which is effecting their health and our insurance costs in a very negative way. Why you choose to add to the problem leaves me at a loss. Changing your sizes to give people the illusion of wearing a smaller size just adds to the problem. Being a fitness Pro for over 40 years has put me in a position to see the damage being caused by those manufactures who are choosing to alter their sizes for increased sales. I've had clients that think they are fine because they wear a size 8 but really it's a much bigger size.

I was so sad when I put on my shirt. I have gotten several of these in the past. I wear a xs. I'm 110 pounds and am 5"3" so I'm small but not skinny. I understand that you are re sizing this shirt. As I stated above I am greatly disappointed that I can no longer wear this shirt due to your re sizing it to make people believe they are a smaller size.

You should add sizes at the top of the scale not bring the current scale down. Maybe do a large 1,2 and 3 then go to X large. Clothing not fitting has encouraged many to put their forks down and get off the couch to take care of themselves.

I am very very disappointed in your choice to change sizes for financial gain. You are "part of the problem" not part of the solution.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Older Does Not Mean You Have To Be Weaker

I am going thru such a change in my life. I hit my 60th birthday still looking good naked. Did I say that out loud? lol. The thing that amazes me is I don't have to exercise as hard as I use to to still have a healthy life and to look good in jeans.

I'm not the pure hard body I was before but I'm not hiding from the mirror when I take a shower either. In fact I smile and say, " not bad for an old lady!" I'm down to strength training for under 30 minutes with weights twice a week and doing body weight strength training twice a week for under 30 minutes. I walk every day with my very high need puppy. I play with her a lot too which burns up the calories.

It's tempting to just stop exercising but then the memory of having no muscles after my cervical surgery comes to remind me that it's a privilege to be able to exercise. I wasn't allowed to lift a shoe for months and still have limits after almost two years.

So getting older does not mean you have to get weak. Just a limited amount of time spent on exercise reaps a huge amount of rewards!

Your fitness expert


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