Ok, I have never been the exercising, eating healthy, kind of person. I am not a size small, medium or large kinda gal. Not even an extra large. Oh I once was, but having a few kids, becoming a mommy “taxi”, a husband that travelled all the time. It was easier to grab a meal at the local fast food restaurant. So year after year it was easier to buy a larger size and just chalk it up to getting older. Well, I realized that my closet is full of sizes small, medium, large, extra large, 1x, 2x, and 3x. OMG, what have I done to myself. It is hard to breathe sometimes, I have no energy, and I feel really depressed when I think about it. So where do I start?
Being a larger size women I think starting with a good sports bra is essential. Hey, even us big busted gals don’t want to be bouncing all over the place. So how do we pick out the right one for our body shape? I don’t think that your size should matter. You just have to start. First, I would say:
1. Get Measured- don’t rely on your regular bra size. Measure around the largest part of your bust. Then measure around the rib cage directly under the breasts. If you are not sure, have a expert at the local lingerie shop do it for you.
2. Prepare to pay more- yes you will have to pay a higher price for the “quality” of a well made bra. This goes for the activewear that you will need.
3. Moisture-wicking fabric best for absorbing the nasty sweat that gets trapped under your breasts that can cause a rash.
4. Please don’t give up, ever. We are own worst enemy. I have used food as a crutch for as long as I can remember. Be kind to yourself. Take it one day at a time. Start off small, even going for a walk with the dog or your husband. It’s all ok. Once you build up your confidence the sky’s the limit.
There are so many brands out there Brooks, Lululemon Athletica, Jockey, Under Armour and so many more. Remember you can’t get anywhere without starting somewear.
Love yourself just the way your are. Size small, medium, large or extra large. We all have to start somewhere.