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I hate shoe shopping! booo

Monday, September 17, 2012

I did some research today about running shoes and Zumba shoes. I contacted my Zumba instructor and she told me she has dance shoes. She told me about some Ryka shoes - apparently a lot of people wear them to Zumba.

I tried on three pairs of Ryka at the shoe store today. One pair fit ok, but when I stood on my toes, the material crinkled together and it felt really funny on my toes. So those are out unless I order a different kind online and try them out - or find a different type of shoe store that may carry other styles. I tried one a few pairs of running shoes. I like two, but they are expensive. I will look online to read some reviews about them. Depending on the brand & type of shoe, I am either a 9 or 9 1/2. Some pairs looked really pretty but felt too thin/unsupportive. Ugh!

Anyways, I have yoga tonight - which doesn't need any shoes! I have three yoga classes left. If I want to continue, it will cost $70 for a 5 pack over 60 days or $130 for a 10 pack of classes. Zumba is $35 for 5 classes.. so I don't know if I want to do zumba twice a week? or spend the money do yoga less often maybe? I don't know. I could try to find a gym membership that offers classes, but I am not sure if I want to do that. I don't want to sign a contact at LA Fitness. I heard horror stories about cancellations & people still being charged. grrrr.

So this week I have Yoga, 5K training, Zumba, and more 5K training to do woooo. I want to fit in more 5K training, but I hate that I get sweaty after haha. I have the time to do it during my lunch break, but I don't want to get changed into workout clothes, get sweaty, and then get changed again and go back to work!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
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  • JMANDA86
    Personally, I'd pay for Zumba and get a Yoga dvd if you want to do it still. Unless you really love your instructor and people in the class, yoga is so much more about yourself and is a fairly 'quiet' activity even when you're with a big group of people in a studio. I think Zumba has so much energy and you get to know the people you're with better and I have way more fun when I do Zumba with people versus by myself whereas it doesn't matter to me if I do yoga with people or not. And in a zumba class, the instructors get new music and new routines quite often which you don't get with a zumba dvd.
    Just my two cents!
    3195 days ago
    How nice to have some options for exercises that you enjoy!
    3197 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    Don't give up on the shoe shopping. Try some outlet type Ross , Marshalls, TJmacks,mark down racks in all the stores and keep at it. Think of it as a treasure hunt perfect shoe at the right price.
    3198 days ago
    Good shoes are not a choice but a necessity. You don't want to end up with foot problems. I've had one style of Ryka that fit well, but find I'm doing better with Sketchers.
    3198 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I also hate shoe shopping. I was unaware there is a shoe (ryka shoes) used for zumba.
    3198 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    I love going shoe shopping at a place that I know sells reasonable shoes.
    It still takes me foever to figure out which ones I want to buy! LOL!

    3198 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Patti - I don't mind it when I have time to relax and get to my normal temperature again. I don't want to jog & then go back to work right after haha. So I just walk on my lunch breaks instead sometimes! It will be tough when the main Tax season starts up again and I won't have any free nights!
    3198 days ago
    I love feeling all sweaty after running. I don't know why it just feels good-lol. I hate shopping for shoes too. I need to get a really good pair for running but I wear a size 5-6 & not much choice so I know what you are going through. As far as the yoga just think what you are getting out of each of them & which benefits you more. You can always do Zumba at home with a disc.
    3198 days ago
    Good shoes cost an arm and a leg but last longer than the cheaper one. but they my be comfortable

    3198 days ago
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