|September 23, 2013||Filled under Fitness|
Earlier this month PlanetShoes kicked off #Fit4Fall. A fitness challenge that will go until October 20th. I liked this challenge and was happy to be one of the “Sole Sisters” because you get to set your own goals. So many fitness challenges don’t allow for our different goals and needs.
I’ll be honest, I’ve sucked at this challenge so far. I have good excuses, my allergies and asthma have made it hard to work out. But really these excuses only work for why I haven’t been doing a lot of aerobic exercise, I could still be doing yoga, strength and even some light swimming.
Since I now have less than a month I need to get busy if I want to meet my goals. My goals are to lose 10 lbs. This could be pushing it since I can’t do much aerobic, still hopeful but won’t be too hard on myself if it’s not met by October 20th. And I also want to gain strength and flexibility. Exercise is also important for my lung health. I can’t over do it but some exercise will help my lung function.
I also have bad ankles so good shoes are important. My favorite shoes for exercising and what I wear most of the time, are the Patagonia Tsali 2.0 shoes. I’ve had them for almost a year and they are holding up really well, better than most athletic shoes I’ve owned.
While I’m not vegan I do look for vegan shoes because it’s almost always impossible to track where the leather came from and I try to only buy humanely raised animal products and leather can have heavy metals. It can be very hard to find good vegan athletic shoes and even harder to find ones that are also free of PVC, which these are free off.
PlanetShoes still has these available and I highly recommend them. They have a lot of other great shoes if these aren’t your style or don’t fit your needs. You can read more about what I thought of these shoes in my review from last year.
Disclaimer: As a Sole Sister for the #Fit4Fall challenge I received a free pair of shoes. I was not paid for this post and these are my own thoughts. Read my full disclaimer for more.