I have had a love/hate relationship with my boobs ever since they appeared in 4th grade. I know people say that I should just be happy with what I have, but it's not as easy as you think to deal with them! I remember fighting my Mom b/c I didn't want to wear a (sports) bra to school b/c no one else was wearing one. That was the beginning of what will now be a lifetime of dealing with them! Even as early as high school, I was associated with having big ones. I even had a friend nickname me 'Oranges'. Doing sports in high school, they were a nuisance, but didn't restrict me in any way. That was b/c I was only about a C cup then.
After high school, I wasn't practicing 3 hours a day anymore, I had school and
a job many jobs which resulted in me starting to get fat because I "didn't have time" to work out. When you get fat, everything gets bigger...even your boobs. I slowly ballooned until about my 3rd year of grad school, when I went for my yearly appt and the Dr. asked me if I had ever seen a Nutritionist. Obviously, I hadn't but probly should since she suggested it.
At this point, I did a personal reflection. I needed to be more active, which meant strapping the ladies down so I could move around. (You have no idea how much it hurts when the ladies bang around when you're working out!!) I heard about this British bra place for bigger busted ladies called Bravissimo. I was astounded when the sizes went up to a K sized cup (not the drinking K-cups! haha!). After watching the fitting video, I learned that the 38DD that I was wearing was the wrong size for me. It turns out that about 80% of American women aren't wearing the proper sized bra! I was even measured by the Victoria's Secret people and they put me in a DD b/c I think that's the largest they carry. It turns out that I'm actually a 34FF! HOLY CRAP!!!
Since then, I have been wearing bras from Bravissimo and recently found Bare Necessities that carry my size as well. (I got a cute bathing suit top from them.) I would like to thank my Fairy Godmother/Aunt Bev for getting these bras for me. We joke about how she "supports" me every day! Now that I have the every day bra sitch down, the issue of a sports bra needed to be addressed. At this point, I had to wear 2 sports bras. One that sucked the life out of me and left marks b/c it was so tight and a second one to hold everything in. I knew there had to be another way! Then, I saw something on Coleen Skeabeck's (BL #6) twitter about the Enell sports bra that the BL people wear on the ranch! I thought if those big people can work out with these boob slings, then they could work for me too! Once again, my Fairy Godmother sprang into action for my Christmas/Birthday present and got me a black and a white Enell. You can see what they look like below. It's kind of like a boob corset that totally passes the "Bounce Test" that every big busted girl has done.
So, since February, I have been enjoying the comfort and no-bounce that this bra gives me. I don't have to worry about the straps or the band on the bottom digging into me. The sizing is pretty easy too. You just have to measure yourself! I'm a size 2!!! I've never been a size 2 in anything before!
I'd love to hear your story! What do you wear to work out in up top?
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