Raise your hand if you need to exercise. I’m seeing a lot of hands out there. Now raise your hand if you exercise as much as you need. For those of you who do, email me with your secrets. For the rest of you, I empathize. In fact, I’ll ask one more question: Raise your hand if you don’t really exercise at all, but you are still tired at the end of the day from running all over the house (chasing a toddler, trying to clean, making trips from the computer to the fridge or all of the above, in my case).
Yeah, except for when Darah and I go out on walks or walk to the bus, my exercise is limited to what I’m already doing around the house. And I know that isn’t good enough. But honestly, I have enough mom guilt to last a lifetime, so I try not to dwell too much on my lack of an exercise regimen.
Enter shatobu (it stands for Shapes, Tones, Burns). This is a shaping undergarment created by a chiropractor who realized that her patients weren’t performing her recommended exercises. She basically created something that would force your muscles to work harder doing everyday activities. If you are wearing your ShaToBu, you really don’t have any choice but to work out!
When I first tried out the ShaToBu High Waist to Knee Shaper, I wore it under my jeans, just around the house. Oh yes I did! Why, you ask? Because that’s what I normally wear when I’m bopping around the house, running after Darah. I didn’t need to be all dressed up to put this shapewear on! After wearing them for a few hours, I have to say that my muscles did feel worked out! ShaToBu undergarments have these seamless resistance bands running throughout that make your muscles work just a little bit hard with every movement. Studies have shown that when you are wearing ShaToBu, you burn up to 12% more calories than you would, otherwise. While that isn’t going to put you on the fast track to mega weightloss, it does help!
I don’t think of ShaToBu as a way to replace exercise. It isn’t meant to do that. It is meant to work your muscles on those days when you really weren’t planning on exercising, but you know your body needs something. I also love that it makes the most of that energy that I do burn through every day as a mom! Of course, if you do exercise, you can use ShaToBu in addition to your workout (but not at the same time as it hasn’t been tested for that) for extra toning!
Buy it!: ShatoBu products are available online, with prices starting at $34.00. While the price isn’t exactly small, if you are like me, neither is your bottom half, and this product can really help out with that! Ha!