Back in November-ish Toni and I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Heather from Panache, we had a good old chinwag about blogging and bras and Plus North and all sorts to be honest! We also talked about sports bras and how I've been wanting to do some kind of exercise but didn't want to until I knew I had the right support for my boobs, Heather very kindly said I could try out one of the panache sports bras, which she sent through in December. So admittedly it's taken me all this while to get round to trying it and actually do some exercise!
Before I talk about the bra, I want to talk a little bit about the exercise. First and foremost I'm not doing this to lose weight. Some of you may know I'm very anti-diets for personal reasons and after years of heartache, yoyo dieting and the rather drastic gastric bypass, I swore no more, BUT I do want to be healthy, I want to keep fit, make sure I can run up and down the stairs without collapsing in a big heap. I believe my size does has nothing to do with this, but my fitness levels do, so I'd like to improve on them. As you may also know, I have mental health issues and I do genuinely feel great after exercise, so I'm looking on it as a mood enhancer too!
So onto to boobage... The bra itself is an unapologetic shade of neon pink! Its awesome, I didn't think I'd be a pink girl, but I have to admit its pretty cool. I got the 38FF I normally take a 38G but for some reason I felt I should size down in a sports bra and I think I was right, I don't fill this bra at all, in fact I'm not sure if I should have got the F, but having said that, I'm not a bra expert, so I'm not sure how a sports bra is supposed to sit, any advice is welcome!
After a few energetic jumps, I decided it felt secure enough to try my fitness DVD.
The bra is underwired, the central gore whe the wire is, is concealed beneath the vest style outer, it did sit flat against my. Chest, so that's a good thing. For all the details on the bra, you can click here for the direct link
The band was very snug, a little restrictive if I'm honest, but it will give with time, so I'm ok with that.
Extreme Close-up woaaahhhhh! Ha sorry about that, just wanted you to see the detailing of the bra, honest!
Over all I'm really pleased with this bra, it felt very supportive and I love the appearance of it. And as for the workout? I did 30 mins, but it's 30 mins more than I did yesterday!
Are any of you guys looking to improve your fitness? What kind of thing are you getting up to?