Sunday, December 9, 2012

Zaggora: Stay Fit for the Holiday Season

Before anything, we cannot start off a new post without our usual countdown. 
Sooo... 16 more days till Christmas!!! Yay!!!

Now that that's out of the way, I heard about Zaggora last summer. 
Everyone was raving about how amazing it is, so I was super ecstatic when Dinah and Rosie sent me a pair of their Zaggora HotPants 2.0 to review.

I couldn't wait for it to arrive in my mail. 
Everyday, I would go around my whole house asking my family if a package arrived for me. And every time they say no, I'd be so sad. That's how anxious I was to try it. 

So the day my Zaggora package finally came, I was soooooo excited. 
I was literally jumping up and down singing "I got my Zaggoras. I got my Zaggoras."
I actually think I annoyed my family. Haha. 
I even rubbed it in my little brother's face when he got home from school. (Even though, I don't think he really cared.)

The package included: 

- the Zaggora HotPants
- a user manual guide
- a How-To guide for the 2 week Zaggora Challenge

Here is a close-up of the user manual guide. 

It gives you info on how many calories you can burn just by doing normal household chores, while wearing your HotPants. 

It says that you can burn:

- 70 calories by doing your laundry
- 80 calories by dusting
- 100 calories by gardening
- 75 calories by ironing
- 150 calories by mopping the floor
- 150 calories by mowing the lawn with a push mower
- 135 calories by raking the lawn
- 225 calories by rearranging your furniture
- 77 calories by doing the dishes
- 100 calories by washing your windows
- 150 calories by weeding the garden

Not everyone has time to go to the gym, so why not clean your house, run errands, and exercise at the same time?

If you get a pair of Zagorras, you can participate in their 2 week challenge where you have to wear your product everyday for 30 minutes whilst you are active.
Then after 2 weeks, measure and weigh yourself again to see how many inches and how much weight you lost.
Pretty fun, huh?

$72.00 (plus shipping)

HotPants™ 2.0 are lighter, stronger, and better than the originals with curved flat-lock seams that compliment every shape.
Specially designed with Celu-Lite technology fabric lining, HotPants enhance your natural body temperature to warm you up in the areas you want to target most (thighs, bottom, and legs).
HotPants underwent testing at the Chelsea School at Brighton University, where findings revealed:
• HotPants were shown to increase body temperature during exercise
• Wearing HotPants during at least 30 minutes of exercise increases energy expenditure by 11.3%
• Furthermore, HotPants increase energy expenditure by 12.5% in the 30 – 60 minutes after exercise (when HotPants are worn during resting recovery)
• Over a four-week period, HotPants were shown to increase weight loss, with each subject losing an average of 0.6kg (1.3lbs), which was a trend not seen in the control group
• Over a four-week period, subjects were shown to become more energy efficient and therefore fitter when wearing HotPants vs. the control group
• In order to see benefits from HotPants, at least 30 minutes of activity conducted with at least moderate intensity is required

I had a bit of difficulty putting these on for the first time, but after a week or two of wearing them while working out, it started to slide on easily, which I took as a good thing because it means that I've lost a couple inches. Yay!!!
These HotPants seriously make me sweat thrice as much as I normally do.
You can really feel sweat sliding down your body and your legs will feel like they're on fire.
This might be too much information, but just to prove to you guys how much this product makes you sweat, I'll just say it. Haha.
When I take off my HotPants and I'm about to take a shower after a workout, my undergarments are incredibly drenched in sweat!!! 
The first time I saw this, I was like "Woaaahhh, is this forreals?" 
I was super amazed. 
As disgusting as it sounds, it was really like I took a shower in my own perspiration.

The pants is made of neoprene, polyester, and nylon.
The material is almost like rubber. 
If you've ever worn a scuba diving suit, that's exactly how it feels like.
It also has a rubbery stench to it but it subsides really quickly. 
Rosie was kind enough to let me know that the smell is just from the glue that holds the neoprene material and the magic lining together. :]
Just make sure to wash it after every use because the smell of rubber and sweat definitely do not mix well. Haha.

It has a yellow-green lining. I actually thought it's reversible but it's not. :(
That's okay though, because I still LOVE them. 

I did the 2 week challenge and my results were amazing!!!
After the challenge, I lost 3 inches on my tummy, 3 inches on my hips, and 3 inches on my thighs.
I also lost 3 pounds!!! I couldn't be happier.   

I actually accomplished the 2 week challenge early last month. 
I've just been really busy, so it took me a while to do this review for you guys. 
But here it is and I hope you enjoyed it. 
And I do hope that you guys give this a try and see for yourself. 
These products are incredible. 
They're the perfect product to invest on if you're trying to lose weight or if you're deciding on just being healthy alone.

I still use my HotPants every time I work out and it still works great. 
It's actually a bit loose now, so I may have to invest in another pair, probably early next year. :D

Have you guys tried any of the Zaggora products? How did it work out for you? What were your results?

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  1. wow, that sounds so cool! losing weight while doing household chores sounds perfect to me, haha! ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  2. That looks interesting! I want to try it too!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

  3. Congrats on your weight lost. I´ve never herad about Zaggora before <3



  4. I had never heard of it, very nice!!!

    1. Me either. Until last summer. It's amazing!

  5. totally never heard of this, so random! i like the idea!

  6. I knew I had to do the dishes! :S How about loading the dishwasher¿?
    I cannot comment in ur wishlist post :( Love the boots u included!

    1. Haha. I'm sure you'll burn some calories by loading the dishwasher but doing it by hand will probably burn you a couple more. :D

  7. Hey Carrie! Thanks a lot for your opinion on my blog! I feel the same way and decided to sell the pullover :)

    Much Love,

  8. The User Manual is so cute - I LOVE it!! :)

  9. OHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOSH! This sounds amazing and well worth the price, for the results.
    Thx for sharing I'm hella getting this!

  10. This is so cool! I have to get a pair!

  11. I've never heard of zaggoras before, thanks for sharing it with us, carrie!

    --Olivia :)