Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Something New To Try

I got a new toy in the mail today!

Well, more like a new accessory.

Corey got a Power Balance band from his sister for Christmas. We weren't sure what it did, but Corey's been wearing it ever since. It's apparently suppose to help your balance/coordination, energy, as well as taking away minor pains and irritations from everyday stuff. Among lots of other things, which I will let you discover for yourself through the website.

He didn't notice much of a difference, if any at all, until he took it off for a day. The next day, he started noticing he wasn't feeling as well. His stomach was bothering him and he was feeling very off.

We didn't think much of it until late in the day when he realized he had his band off. He put it back on, and the next day he was starting to feel better. Coincidence? Possible. Except he talked to a friend's kid that has one, and he had the same thing to say. And his mom said she was feeling less pain in her joints.

Corey thought about buying me one, but they were about $30 at Scheels, and we didn't have the extra money to spend.

Since quitting smoking, Corey's been the one dealing with it easier this time around. I've been the one fretting and itching for a smoke badly.I decided to do some searching online.

I looked at the Power Balance website, and Scheels website. Both had the bands in stock, in the color and size I wanted, but they were $30, plus about $10-$12 shipping and handling.

Just for S&T's, I decided to check Amazon. Guess what I found? That's right! I found a purple Power Balance Band in size small for less than the other sites! And it's the same thing.

I received it today and immediately put it on.

Not sure what's going to happen, but I'm hoping a few things: I have a tendency to get tendonitis in my right wrist (the wrist that the band is on now), I have knee pain in my right knee, and I keep having nic-fits. If the band helps either or all of these, then awesome! If not, then it looks cute at least and wasn't TOO expensive.

I'm too much like my mother sometimes... not that that's a bad thing! I usually think that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So I don't hold out too high of hopes for stuff like this, but if it works, that's fantastic and I will recommend it highly. If not, then at least I tried something new. Trial and error, right?

I will update if I do or do not notice any difference in the coming days/weeks.


  1. I had noticed that on Corey's wrist and was gonna ask him about it, but figured it wasn't any of my business. Can't wait to hear how it works out for you. And congrats on keeping up the fight!!

  2. Hi you two.

    Don't know much about wristbands other than my Uncle Gary who always wore copper. Said it helped his joint pains....I think anyway. But really proud of you two for quitting smoking. Tough to do, longest I ever made it was 9 months way back in 1980 I think it was....
    Then I sat next to a little old lady on an airplane, she was from Duluth, and she smoked all the way to Tucson. Got off the plane and found out they lost my luggage, so I walked over to a cigarette machine and bought a pack. Think they were 75 cents then. Been smoking ever since....LOL Good luck, kicking a habit is the toughest thing you will ever do.

  3. Well how is the "No Smoking" going?

  4. The no smoking is going well! I will be posting probably today or tomorrow about it. 2 weeks now!