My favorite thing about Alaska is the dress code. Jeans, sweaters, and puffy coats are standard nearly nine months of the year. Even in the “warm” summer months shorts are rarely worn by anyone with any sense. Bathing suits are reserved for indoor lane swimming. I’ve been here 3 1/2 years and have only put on a bathing suit a handful of times – usually within the confines of a dark indoor pool. Now that we are getting ready to head to The Peach State I need to get it in gear. There is lots of bathing suit wearing in my future.
Despite regular exercise and a diet that does not consist solely of popcorn and wine, I still feel a little flabby. That’s why I was excited to hear from Maria at It Works! a body wrap company. I’ve always wanted to try a wrap – just to see what if they actually worked. Maria sent me a few wraps and some ‘Greens’ which are mixed with water or juice to detoxify my body and promote the correct PH balance. It all sounded like exactly what I needed.
The first wrap I did around my right thigh – where a couple of cartons of cottage cheese reside. I’m not telling you what my thigh measured, but I will tell you that after 45 minutes with the wrap on it measured 2 inches less. The only downside was the miserable headache that kicked in shortly after I removed the wrap. This is when I decided to read the directions. I was supposed to load up on water before, during, and after wearing the wrap. That’s my first tip, if you decide to do a wrap – read the directions.
On the second try I decided to wrap my lower back. Again, I’m not telling you what I measured (I share a lot, but I’m not sharing that much) but I will show you a photo…
Here’s the skinny on It Wraps! They have a strong menthol smell that bothered me a little. I wore the wrap three times, for 45 minutes each time. I drank about 24 ounces of water. I didn’t get a headache once I started drinking while I wore the wrap. The directions say you can just rub the remaining lotion into your skin after you remove the wrap. I did that, but took a shower an hour later anyway because of the menthol smell. Each time I did the wrap I measured one inch less after I removed it.
The ‘Green’ drink mix in water was gross, I couldn’t choke it down. However, mixed with 8 ounces of orange juice it tasted fine – despite its unappealing look…
According to the label this stuff is packed with herbs, nutrients, and 8 servings of vegetables. That can’t be bad, right?
While I didn’t lose as much as I had hoped, I still think they’re an excellent tool, especially if you’re in need of a quick fix. They’d be great to use before a big event that required a form-fitting dress or in the week before heading out on a beach vacation. The ‘Green’ drink would be a good supplement to a healthy diet – especially if you’re looking for a quick and healthy energy boost.
If you want to learn more about It Wraps! click on either of the links above or visit Maria’s Body Wrap Party site.
*This is a sponsored post. I was compensated and provided products in exchange for this review. However, all views are expressly my own – I wouldn’t lie to you guys!