Working from home and running after my kids all day means that I have to ensure that I wear comfortable shoes - when I actually have time to put shoes on. The sad truth is that I tend to lean towards the frumpy side, which wouldn't be a problem if I weren't a business woman too. I absolutely adore heels, but the opportunity to wear them does not represent itself often.
I was so excited to be invited to a business networking breakfast this week for 2 reasons:
1) A break from the mundane
2) The delicious food the hotel is known for, enjoyed with a spectacular ocean view
However, this was not on my mind when I put on my highest heels, which I used to wear with no problem years ago. It felt uncomfortable right away, but I thought I would keep it on and hopefully adjust to it.
But, oh dear, was that the worst idea or what?
I wished the time away and walked so carefully so as not to slip that it was the only thing I could think of.
Afterwards, I approached Ellen for advice and this is what she said:
It’s really about learning to shift your weight in a different way. Most of us are back weighted meaning we tend to lean back a bit when we stand and walk – and when we put on heels they automatically shift us forward. This feels awkward and so you have to find a new balance point – for some people it means leaning into the shoe, for others it is leaning back a small amount but these are subtle adjustments to your posture – and once you get used to it walking is easier.
So as an early New Year's resolution, I have decided to invest in some better shoes to wear around home to get used to heels.
This might just be a stylish "trainer" shoe - the strap means that the shoes will not go flying as I walk - LOL!