Why I'm Heading To NYC?

Today is the day! I am off to NYC.

I think many of you have figured out why by now, but if you haven't ...

... Weight Watchers is sending me to NYC for a special Live Life Active Event that will be broadcast on Weight Watchers' Facebook page.


You can click here to RSVP to the event!!

So what will I be doing?

Well, I will have the honor of finally meeting my Twitter/Facebook/fellow WW Leader/running friend Melanie and we will be demo-ing some easy exercises.

What kind?

Well, I am hearing there will be lots of dancing - Bollywood, Zumba, etc.

Yup, I'll be dancing on the web.

A fun time for anyone that tunes in. ;)

Additionally, we will be modeling the latest workout fashions!! :)

So if you are free from 10am-Noon ET on Saturday, please log in to the Weight Watchers Facebook page and check out the live Live Life Active Event!!

If you are someone IN NYC, please come out to the Weight Watchers Center on 14 W 23rd Street (2nd Floor)!! I will be there with Melanie speaking from 2:40-3:30.

I would love to meet some blog readers and fellow Weight Watchers members!!

Do I really know what to expect this weekend?

Not at all.

But, I am ready for the ride... :)

Can you see your #Proof? Viewsport REVIEW

Euphoria. Heavy Breathing.


Sense of Accomplishment.



These are all emotional or mental proof of a good workout or run, but sometimes you need physical proof ... like sweat!

But, there is a company out there taking sweat to a new level.


So who are they? There website says:

ViewSPORT® International Inc. is an innovative fitness apparel line focused on the motivated athlete, sports teams, the military, and others looking to get the most from their fitness and training efforts. When an athlete exercises, the patent-pending ViewSPORT sweat-activated technology reveals a design that is only apparent once perspiration comes in contact with the fabric. The harder the wearer works, the more apparent the image.

After reading this I was intrigued so I contacted ViewSPORT and was mailed a shirt to try. Sweet!

The company offers both men's and women's styles, as well as, both cotton and tech shirts.

Since losing weight, I still don't know how to properly size a shirt when I can't try it on. So to be on the safe side I asked for the Fitfluential Men's Cotton Tee ($26 value).

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I am a Fitfluential Ambassador so I figured it was the perfect choice. PLUS, it came in blue/yellow - which are the Boston Marathon colors. It seemed like it was made just for me. ;)

So how does this whole thing work?

When athletes and other fitness-conscious people exercise and begin to sweat, motivational words or images appear on their ViewSPORT athletic-performance attire. The company’s patent-pending “sweat-activated technology” reveals an increasingly clear image the more someone sweats during training. After a workout, when the shirt dries out, the special graphics become invisible again.

Okay, that seems freakin' cool.

On Wednesday, I had a 5-mile run on tap with my best friend and it was going to be high 60s out in Boston so it seemed like the perfect chance to try out the shirt.

Here is how it looked before the run.

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I don't normally run in cotton t-shirts, but I made the sacrifice so I could see the cool message revealed. ;)

After tucking the sleeves up under my sports bra, I was ready to rock and roll.

BOY was it hot during our run. I could feel the sweat running down my back so I was really hoping the message would reveal itself loud and clear.

I had my friend Sarah so into this as well that she routinely checked me throughout the run to see the progress. :) When she wasn't happy with how much was revealed, she bumped our speed up. Ummm thanks ViewSPORT for our speedy run. :P

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Once we finished stretching, I was ready to see the secret message.

We headed upstairs to find out what my shirt said...

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Here is the after:

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And the miles I put in, the sweat that showed on my shirt and the pride I felt were all #PROOF of a good workout.

So thanks ViewSPORT for letting me show others the #PROOF I felt inside.

Here is the back before vs. after the run:

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Once I cooled down and dried off, the secret message disappeared and the shirt went completely back to the before.

How cool is all that?

Hey, sometimes we need a funky shirt like this to motivate us to get out and move. I say whatever it takes to get us moving.

Now, I think as women we tend to sweat MORE in the lower part of our back - or maybe that is just me - so I think my saying would've appeared sooner or darker if I had worn a women's style ViewSPORT tee since the secret message is located farther down on that style.

I have nothing to back up that theory, but it is a thought I had while running. Maybe some day I will try the women's tee and test my theory, but for now I am pleased with the shirt and the #PROOF I have now.

Time to figure out when I will rock it again...


Have you tried out a ViewSPORT t-shirt yet? Would a sweat-induced secret message motivate YOU to move more?

Weekly Workout Wind Up (3/7-13/13)

Well it is finally time that I put all of my workouts in one post to make it easier for you all to see what I'm doing and for me to keep my week's straight. :P So let's get this party started...


Thursday, March 7: 4 mile Run



Friday, March 8: Rest Day



Saturday, March 9: 2 hours of Spinning while at a Spin Instructor Orientation




Sunday, March 10: 10 mile Run



Monday. March 11: Ran 6.2+ miles And 45 min Spinning Class





Tuesday, March 11: 30 min Stairmaster



Wednesday, March 12: 45 min Tempo Run




Would you all like me to add my Plankaday Streak to this roundup as well?

*WINNER ANNOUNCED* Pure Barre Class With Me Giveaway!


Thanks to Random.org, the winner of the giveaway is #7 .... AND #18:

THAT'S RIGHT! Jess at Pure Barre Burlington was nice enough to give away 2 free classes with me instead of 1! Thanks Jess...


Congrats to Heather Federico AND Robin Nichols!!

Thanks to everyone who participated and keep your eyes out for the next giveaway - which will be launching TOMORROW for Sparkly Soul headbands … :)


Are you ready to lift?

Do you wanna feel the burn?

Looking to tone?

Then Pure Barre in Burlington is the place for you! :)


Just a reminder of what Pure Barre is courtesy of the Founders:

Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change the shape of your body. Using small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music, Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record breaking time. Clients see results in just 10 classes, lose inches in weeks and have fun doing it!


I've been attending the class for just over a week now & am starting to drink the Pure Barre koolaid :P

Check out some of my thoughts so far: Class One, Class Two and Class Three!

It is definitely a unique workout that hits spots on my body I never knew you could strengthen.

So now it's time for the good news!

You ready?

Are you sure?

Well, here it is ...

... I'm giving away a free class with me at Pure Barre Burlington!

And following the class - we can grab a Dunkin Donuts coffee or a beer (pending time of class) ;)


So here's how to enter:

*Follow @IrishEyes1982 and @PureBarreMA on Twitter (if you have an account) - leave one comment after following both

*Like Weight Off My Shoulders Blog and Pure Barre Burlington on Facebook (if you have an account) - leave one comment after liking both


*Comment below answering the following question: “What about Pure Barre makes you want to check out a class with me?” 


… I will take responses until 2pm ET Wednesday (November 28).


The winner will be picked at random … Good luck! :)