My beef with bras
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Ok, I may be new here, but I have to get something off my chest. Or rather, on it. Or not. Well, I'd like to get a sport bra on my chest, but it's hard to do!
I have noticed the advertising for a "fitting" her on SparkPeople for sport bras, and I have to chuckle. Most of us are here because we are either trying to lose weight or maintain a weight loss, it seems to be from my jogging around the site, which is thankfully far less painful than the real version. Because the sport bras I manage to find - which are really not sport bras at all but stretchy material sewn in a bra shape - allow so much bounce to the ounce I'd not dare to wear them for actual jogging.
How is it that those of us who so sorely need sport bras can't buy them unless we spend $75 or more and go online for them or to a fancy "salon" in the city? The largest size the advertiser here on SparkPeople posting for this proper fit advice is a 38. Even when I was at my fittest, when I was a very fit Army officer, I wore a 36 to fit my muscled upper body. Now that I have reached an age to interest AARP, I am far beyond wearing any band size in the 30s - depending on the brand, I might wear a size in the upper 40s at my current weight (or even larger in lesser brands). So why do manufacturers not make proper sport bras available to anyone but the marathon runners, teens, and emaciated model thinny minnies? Are we that so desperately need to exercise not worthy?