Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Support Issue

I have now completed day 3 of the 30 Day Shred. My body hates me and loves me all at the same time. I must admit I thought Sid was insane when she told me about a 20 minute workout that would kick my ass into shape. But it is a great workout tool, especially for people who only really have 20 minutes a day to spare.

Working on the same principle as the coveted P90X it uses muscle confusion to shock your body in shaping up...quick. The saying 'No pain, No gain' is essential to the mental state you need to maintain here. I had no idea that my entire body would hurt this much! I love it!

Now all that being said I would like to get to the point I really want to make with this post. What I really learned from Jillian Michaels during these past 3 days. I need a new sports bra.

For those of you that know me, you can see why this would be an issue. For those of you that don't, I will admit I am a 34DD. That's right. I may only be 5'1, but I wasn't lying when I mentioned in previous posts that I was curvy. Beyonce has nothing on me. In my healthiest state I am truly an hourglass.

So now you can see my alarm when I'm doing jumping jacks and skipping rope with JMike and I realize that I better take er' easy or I might hurt myself. It is hard to focus and concentrate on doing a few more reps when your body is working against you.

JMike is screaming, "no bouncing, just smooth transitions" (or something along those lines) and in my head I'm screaming "F you Jillian and your athletic body!" (just the workout rage talking, I heart her.)

But seriously as women we're told we need to be healthy (men too), but it's not always that easy. You would think that some genius sportswear company makes an amazing, supportive and tight fitting sports bra. I hope they do and I just haven't found it yet! But I have spent many shopping trips trying on sports bras and all with no luck. Some are too lose, some don't have enough coverage and one I tried on last night was a freaky shape that I'm positive no lady parts would actually fit into. Who designs these things? Men? It's a slap in the face. Literally, and hell yeah, pun intended.

A couple of years ago Jessica Simpson made the press for saying something about how she's not a good golfer because her boobs get in the way. People laughed and thought she was ridiculous but the girl was right! I dare a male golfer to try to get it on the green while maintaining good form around boobs. And I dare any curvy woman to get in a good workout, in a sucky bra and not have it be the only thing on her mind.

But I refuse to give up! My battle with weight and fitness continues and now so does my sports bra mission. If anyone has any suggestions PLEASE let me know. My next step is to find the time to get to the Halifax Lulu for the Lululemon TaTa Tamer. I don't know anyone that wears one, but the online reviews seem impressive and I am willing to try anything at this point!


  1. I totally get this! My boobs are tiny and they still bug the heck out of me if they are flopping around while I try to work out. Not only is it annoying, it can hurt! Luckily for me, my apples are easily contained in just about any sports bra... but you definitely aren't the first woman I've heard make this complaint. I noticed the lulu one online the other and had to wonder if it really works. Fingers crossed for you Leno!

    PS - can't wait to hear more about this new workout.

  2. Hi!

    I've never met you (I've come to this blog through Sidney) but this is a subject close to my heart (no pun intended).

    There is a brand of sports bras that Walmart sells (yep Walmart) that I find to be really good - no strange shapes, nice and tight and made of thick/durable material. They come in a couple of colours (black, gray and white) and only cost $17-$18. I can't (of course) remember the name brand. They are very plain if that helps at all and adhere to traditional bra sizing (36, 38, 40 ...) which gives you more sizing options and range than the S, M, L.

    One is enough for most days but just to be safe (and extra secure) when shredding I wear two of these of the same size and it works great!! I've never found anything that can compete with the effectiveness they offer for their (comparably minimal) cost.

    Maybe this is an option if you can't get to Halifax?

    Love the blog!


  3. Thanks Erika! I'll definitely check that one out. I'm sure I'll post on this subject again so I'll keep you posted.

    And Laura hopefully you'll get to hear about it over lunch this weekend! See you soon...