Regular readers will know that I am completely enamoured of my gym’s (Monday) faux-Zumba class. I call it so because it’s not really Zumba. Apparently. And that suits me, as I’m not a huge fan of Latin dance or music.
Nonetheless, our fabulous instructor Nikki, said she often tries to Zumba-fy a song she likes or a dance she comes up with, though frankly I’m quite happy with her latest music fetish (Nicki Minaj) and previous one (LMFAO).
However… something became increasingly obvious to me in this week’s class. We were revisiting LMFAO’s “Sexy and I know it” – which Nikki calls ‘our anthem’. She also tells us we’re hot and sassy… so we can take that with a grain of salt! (Although we love her for saying it!)
The routine itself requires a lot of hip gyration (as do most of her dances) but there’s also a bit of butt wiggling… and some shoulder / chest shimmies.
And on Monday, for the first time I realised the song’s wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah lyric had become wobble wobble wobble wobble wobble bounce, as I felt my large and slightly-saggy pert and practically perfect breasts move of their own accord – and in a different direction to the rest of me!
I must confess that I have ONE good sports bra. I have two others which I can wear for walking or Pump classes and the like, but only one which can ‘support’ me during my dance classes, running or other high impact cardio. And… quite frankly, the reason that sports bra is so good is because it’s actually too small for me. And as a result NOTHING moves. My *ahem* girls hang over the outsides of the cups a little and it’s about two sizes too tight around my chest, but that sucker keeps everything in place.
Well… it did, until now! I’m hoping the the sudden movement is the result of the bra being (quite possibly) a few years old rather than any recent weight gains or movement of fat cells!
A decent sports bra was unnecessary during my non-exercising years, so I haven’t had to worry about buying one for a while, making do with the one oldie.
And back when I did partake in high-impact exercise I also had tight-fitting singlet shirts (mainly Bella Bustiere brand) which I wore OVER my sports bra – and under a baggy t-shirt – for added support. I still have the singlet tops, but am loath to try them on lest I not yet fit into them.
Either way… I suspect the time has come for a DECENT sports bra or two. I cannot keep waiting until the ‘end’ of my weightloss journey. I know I could / should get properly fitted etc but am more worried about the ‘bounce’ factor than the fit. I kinda know to lean into it to make sure the cups fit (as I had my very first bra fitted by some very handsy woman at a specialist store when I was a youngster!), but not sure about the appropriateness of jumping up and down in the fitting room to make sure the bra itself is sufficiently sturdy to confine my *ahem* girls. Perhaps I need to invest in a couple of give them a trial run?!
So, what I’m after from my loyal and learned readers are some suggestions: sports bras for the generously proportioned…. What can you tell me?