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There has been a great quantity of exercise over the last couple of… 
15th-Apr-2009 07:19 am
There has been a great quantity of exercise over the last couple of days; as a consequence, there is a great quantity of sore this morning. There are certainly worse problems to have in life. :) Despite some slackitude in January and February, I'm on target to be right where I should at the end of the month for my exercise goals for the year (or maybe even a little bit ahead); there will be a full report at the end of the month.

So, last week when I was in Matflex class, I noticed that my current sports bra was starting to bite the dust. I'd known this for awhile and ignored it because shopping for sports bras when you're a big girl is a nightmare.

I finally tried Target (hah, I'm funny) and Dick's Sporting Goods (less funny, more frustrating, especially the part when I had to sit on the floor to see the tags to find the one bra in my size buried amongst the tons of smalls and x-smalls). There's a shop over in Winston that Hope recommends, but by the time I was done, I was not in the mood to drive over to Winston and get fitted and try things on and blah blah blah. So I came home, read reviews, and gave the nice folks at Title 9 some money. They shipped it out quickly - I had it in like, 3 days - and it's a great product; if you're a biggish girl, I recommend the frog bra. It's a pullover bra, so there's no hooks or connectors to get in your way when stretching or whatever. It's been through Matflex (a combination of yoga and pilates), the elliptical, and walking 2 miles yesterday, and I do not move when wearing it. A++, would order again. (Note: I'm a 42 C or D, depending on the bra, and I'm at the outer edges for being able to wear this comfortably; I ordered an XL.) The current bra has been regulated to swimming only duty.

And retailers wonder why they're losing business to online stores...
15th-Apr-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Frog Bra. It is seriously awesome, though I'm considering changing to one of their compression and containment bras, because they're supposed to be better for tissues. But I am scared! Beause the Frog Bra is so great.
15th-Apr-2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
If you do, post a review? I was scared to order anything but a pullover without being able to try it on first. Example, I tried one on at Penney's that had this plastic pieces connecting the straps with the cups, and any kind of stretching dug the plastic bits into my chest. Yick.
15th-Apr-2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Definitely. I picked one up at a sports store, and it was OK for low impact stuff - biking, yoga, etc., but for running? Meh. And it's mostly because it doesn't have adjustable straps. So I'm researching!

Do you swim with a sports bra under your suit? I haven't tried that, and my Speedo is stretched out enough now that I think I might need the extra compression.
15th-Apr-2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
I do. At this point, the bra is stretched out enough that it's not providing much support, either, but this was an el cheapo suit that didn't even have lining in it, so I have to wear something under it.
15th-Apr-2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'll have to try it! My Speedo is like, six years old now, I guess. Eesh.
15th-Apr-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Cool - I'm bookmarking this.

The bra I wear to run in appears below, and it's killing me they have it labelled 'The Last Resort' bra.
16th-Apr-2009 01:13 am (UTC)
I brought two bras within the last six months that are compression bras and I love them. One of them is the type of bra that Opera swears by. I have done everything from play soccer and softball in them to just wearing them at the gym for everyday working out. I feel very comfortable in them and I typically and around a 40-42 D. One of the bras is Champion Style 6843 (hooks in the back) and the other is Enell style Nl100 (Enell Inc 1-800-828-7661). I went to www.fleetfeetwinston-salem.com and was actually fitted in store. I am not sure if they do online orders so that I why I posted the style numbers. ~ Hope
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