A few weeks ago, I was asked to be a "Hot Pants Ambassador."
Naturally I took this to mean the person doing the asking assumed I was a lean, hot pants-wearing machine.
I accepted, thinking it would provide some hilarious high jinks. I'd write a post about what it was like to wear hot pants, because for me, the concept is about as foreign as wearing a pitchfork as a bra.
Except they didn't mean "hot pants" as in:This is what Australian women look like.
Yep. It's true.
Nooooooo. They were actually talking about a weight-loss aide which look like cycle shorts, and they had asked many other bloggers as well. So I'm not svelte or special. Boo!
So, no, someone didn't read my blog and think, "Wow, she writes like she must be really thin!"
And, no, there will be no joke "Look at me wearing hot pants! How hilarious!" posts.
Instead, I was sent a pair of their Hot Pants - which are shorts made from fabric that reminds me of a wetsuit. I agreed I'd try them, and if I like them I'd put their ad on this blog.
Hot Pants say you can lose 2 jean sizes in 2 weeks by wearing them. They also claim to give you smoother skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite. This is from their website:
HOTPANTS™ help you achieve more with less, maximising your workout and attacking those areas that you care about. Super comfortable, you can wear them indoors, outdoors, in bed at night or during the day, on their own or under your gear.
Specially designed with our Celu‐Lite™ technology, they work to reduce body fat and the visible appearance of cellulite by using your natural body heat to warm your muscles by increasing your perspiration with the effect of potentially reducing 2 jean sizes in 2 weeks.
That explains why they're called "Hot Pants" - they could hardly call them "Sweaty Crack" could they?This is me, larking about in my new Hot Pants. Tra la la!
OK it isn't, but I like to think you were fooled for a nanosecond.
I was sceptical, but I have to tell you they are onto something. After wearing them, my skin is so much smoother - it's that same feeling you get after a sauna. And once you exercise in them, your skin really tingles. So yes, I like them and that's why I am talking about them here.
Do they work? I have worn them a handful of times and I'm amazed at how smooth my skin is now. I have no idea if they reduce cellulite though. I asked my husband if my cellulite has improved but I got that "deer in headlights" look. He was obviously wishing he was gay so he would never have to answer such a loaded question. Losing 2 jean sizes in 2 weeks sounds like a lot to me, but it's much the same as having a body wrap at a salon - you are certain to lose a few centimetres at least.
Readers of this blog can get a 10% discount on Hot Pants orders, and they deliver worldwide. To order, go to www.zaggora.com. At the checkout, use the code "MIDTHIRTIES" to get your discount.
Let me know how you go!
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