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Friday, January 04, 2013

Down the gym tonight, half hour workout and nearly as long under the shower. Blimey it is wonderful to have a shower when it's your first for two days and you are normally a two bath a day girl. To quote Queen Elizabeth the First as personified by Miranda Richardson I felt 'a bit SMELLLLY'. I doubt I was actually smelly, as I do know how to use a basin full of hot water, but the truth is there's nowt like scrubbing up proper, is there?

So, there I am damp and clean as a whistle, putting The Sports Bra back on. You've heard me on the subject before. Resistance bands? Who needs them. Just getting into a sports bra is as tough a workout as I can deal with. Guys, you don't know what you're missing.

This evening was in a class of its own. I was in a hurry getting dressed as it was five minutes to closing time and I managed to get a twist in the back of the bra and put it on without noticing till I realised that I couldn't move because of a constriction around the bottom of my cervical vertebrae. I certainly couldn't do the blighter up - it's a front loader and my technique for doing it up is to yank the edges of the zip together just under my chin, do it up, and then reach down the front of the bra where my cleavage OUGHT to be and pull the components of my cleavage up into the bra by force.

Is this TMI?

So, there I am, stuck. I identified the cause of the problem all right, cos I couldn't get the front edges to meet. However it's one thing to know you've tied your bra in knots round the back of your neck, and another to get out of it again. I had visions of going to the front desk like that to ask for help, it was so tight.

After a panicky ten seconds or so I managed to wriggle free, and collapsed, panting, against the door of the cubicle.

Do things like this happen to other people, or is it just me?

Here's the incomparable Miranda Richardson being Liz I. I couldn't find the 'a bit smellly' clip but I can guarantee this will gross you out if you guess what is actually in the wine bottle.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 1/18/2013 3:13PM

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JULESJET 1/9/2013 11:41PM

    I can definitly relate! Although I usually get stuck trying to get it OFF.

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SJKENT1 1/9/2013 12:24PM

    I have bad shoulders that don't allow me to lift my arms straight up and I've been stuck in the dressing room trying to wriggle out of a dress or shirt that doesn't fit. Got it on... for heavens sake... it should be able to gotten out of. Oh my. I wonder if they watch the videos from the dressing rooms for entertainment?

Glad you were saved!!

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AZURELITE 1/9/2013 7:27AM

    Glad you were able to make it out of there before closing time! Whew!
Thanks for the giggles! Yes things like that happen to me too!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/8/2013 10:19PM

    Too funny! I get 'stuck' putting on my bra all the time!

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SHARBEAR100 1/8/2013 3:35PM

    It's amazing how hard it can be to get those on sometimes! You're hilarious - thanks for the laugh!

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GYMRAT_AT44 1/8/2013 10:28AM

    Resistance band indeed, no matter what size the sport bra - especially if you are a tad damp. Cursed!

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LINDAKAY228 1/8/2013 10:23AM

    The way you right it out, it's hilarious! Sure it wasn't so funny at the time though. You have such a knack for bring humor into all kinds of situations. Glad you didn't have to go to the front desk for help!

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AMANDACOETZER 1/8/2013 3:48AM

    Thanks

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DESERTJULZ 1/7/2013 8:45PM

    Okay, I am sure it was terrifying at the time, yet it is funnier than all get out to read now!

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HFAYE81 1/7/2013 4:12PM

    I have had dressing room mishaps with dresses remarkably similar to this...

I was still rolling with laughter!! emoticon

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SHERLYN-WILL 1/7/2013 9:03AM

    Hilarious and great wording.. and YES i have that much trouble too.. putting on a sports bra... I so understand the collapsing panting part! I hate that panic feeling... and I have felt it many times .. freaks me out!

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TXANGEL84 1/6/2013 11:19PM

    Many, many years ago when I was in basic training we had very limited time to get dressed after our quick hosing off in the showers. I still can feel the panic of being dripping wet and getting stuck in my sports bra, nearly every stinking time while the drill instructors were counting down the seconds i had left to get dressed. emoticon

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SPSPSP1 1/6/2013 11:16PM

    I can totally relate!

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JUDYAMK 1/6/2013 9:48PM

    Oh my gosh I can just picture this, I love how you worded the entire fiasco!!!!
Judy

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2013 9:03PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

I remember reading about Camilla Parker Bowles who is now married to Prince Charlies and it said that she could spend all day out riding horses and then come in and change into an evening gown and go to dinner "smelling like she'd been riding horses all day." Guess Charles liked it. He sure didn't want Diana over Camilla. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2013 9:03PM

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TUBJUMPER 1/6/2013 8:11PM

    Hilarious!! Loved it!

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NOMORENOMORE 1/6/2013 7:18PM

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CHERIONE 1/6/2013 6:09PM

    Front loader! Lol!!

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JEEPGIRL150 1/6/2013 3:29PM

    I'm so glad that I'm not the only that gets stuck in the sports bra. I love the way you put it into words. Thank you and it is a workout within itself.
Shorey

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EOWYNRUSS 1/6/2013 3:00PM

    You are not the only one. A few months ago, I was approached in the gym locker room by a girl about 9 years old who was trapped in her swimsuit, her mother nowhere nearby. I helped her out of it, but my true kindness was in not telling her that this was just the opening salvo of the "getting trapped in my girly clothing" war. Like you, my arch nemesis is the sports bra. I cannot seem to get into a racerback (or "T" back) bra for the life of me, without getting trapped, one arm pinned to the side of my head. Once a friend and I were trying to find a good sports bra for judo, she tried them all on and waited for me...and waited...and waited. I was in the above mentioned position, trapped, deaf in one ear, wrestling with that sadistic piece of lycra for about 15 minutes. When I finally escaped and emerged, beet red and chafed, she asked what had happened. I told her. She busted out laughing. She giggled in little bits ALL day.

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SPAQUEEN2012 1/6/2013 1:49PM

    Thank you for sharing! I think sports bras are made for people who don't really have to wear bras..... emoticon

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FIRECOM 1/6/2013 11:29AM

    Hilarious. A great mental picture, even for us guys.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/6/2013 10:52AM

    to funny.... I had shoulder surgery and believe me it was hard to put the girls into my bra! So I can relate!!

And the Blackadder stuff was funny!

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CAMSEDGE 1/6/2013 10:46AM

    What a workout..lol...I still remember one of my co workers years ago commenting a few days before we all joined the hospital gym together...wearing her sports bra and commenting she was doing this to get ready for the workout..ha

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DOGLADY13 1/6/2013 9:51AM

    I haven't gotten stuck in my sports bra, but oh my... my wet swim suit. I got serious and bought some competition swim suits... They don't move once they are on and if you or the suit are at all wet, well forget it. Now I just get in the shower with the suit on. Somehow it is easier to get out of it with the warm water running down. Putting it on? I often have the image in my head that my body is the sausage and the suit is the casing. I know, not pretty.

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ZAZZABEN 1/6/2013 7:23AM

    I have done that. It's not just you.

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PURITYROSE 1/6/2013 7:22AM

    One of those days. It's humour that will get us through these moments.

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 1/6/2013 7:17AM

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SHARIPAM 1/6/2013 6:00AM

  OMG! I thought I had bought the wrong size sports bra when that happened!
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1DRWOMAN 1/6/2013 4:44AM

    Omg cracking up at your expense :) thanks for the giggle

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JAMER123 1/6/2013 12:24AM

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Very visual & descriptive although I haven't ever had that problem. I can only imagine!!!

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ROCKYCPA 1/5/2013 11:57PM

    emoticon - I could actually imagine that happening to me. Thanks for sharing - another great blog!

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JOANNHUNT 1/5/2013 11:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Too funny. I've done that and it isn't easy to get it back off like you said. emoticon emoticon

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CICELY360 1/5/2013 10:32PM

  good blog

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NEWTINK 1/5/2013 10:07PM

    I dont want to laugh but well you know that is just about not to laugh at ... Love it ... emoticon

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SUSIEMT 1/5/2013 9:28PM

    Enough already! I'm sorry but you need a room mate! You are definitely not the only one that this has happened to. Your powers of description are great oh mighty one!

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GUITARWOMAN 1/5/2013 8:33PM

    I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes....it is like putting on tights and getting one leg twisted around.....funny!

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2BDYNAMIC 1/5/2013 8:28PM

    One gal is right!! Men have NO idea what we women go thru!! .......... it was a HOOT!! .......... (no naughty pun intended) ............ Think of it as a boost to your calorie burning techniques! ............ emoticon

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GREENVALLEYS 1/5/2013 7:56PM

    Jop, that happens.

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KELLIEBEAN 1/5/2013 6:45PM

    ah, I'm laughing at this! So sorry for you. I have been there many times myself. A few times, I've spun myself in circles trying to wiggle free of the tangle I had made.

Thanks for sharing!!!

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SHERYLDS 1/5/2013 5:56PM

    luv it..... emoticon

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