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I have about a stone to lose. My gym clothes from Pre dc still fits, and I went for my first session today. It was thankfully a personal training session in a deserted gym. There was serious wobble of my bum and boobs. And my top kept riding up because my hips and bum have grown. I hated the way I looked in the mirror. I already have a new shock absorber bra which is meant to be ultra supportive but there was still serious boob wobble. Please help me find some decent gym clothes that will stop me looking like a beached whale!!!!!
Don't get TOO excited about Enell bras, they either fit or they don't, no adjustment - I have one that I was all excited about, but it's nowhere near supportive enough for running. Panache Sport is just about okay - bottoms of my boobs stay put, but the tops still wobble, iyswim. So it's not uncomfortable but still a bit of a sight.
My answer to the riding up thing, which I had majorly doing yoga, was a really long Nike rib vest top with a crop top over the top (crop top because I'm really far too booby to be doing fitness yoga in relatively skimpy vest).
With the enell you have to kind of hoick yourself in - the hooks on mine are inches apart when it's undone and when I'm strapped into it not a thing moves! It also magics my boobs away, which is hilarious (though makes me realise how much slimmer I'd look without them). You don't need to adjust it as it doesn't work like a normal bra.
I'm a big fan of the Freya Active sports bras - true to size and truly supportive. The non-wired one gives a bizarre madonna-boob thing where they're practically conical and don't move at all. I nearly had a man fall off his bike when I ran past in one of those once. DH found it hilarious!
No mercury but it squishes your boobs down across most of your torso. Sounds awful and most uncomfortable but really isn't. I suppose it's almost like binding your boobs to your body, but in a modern way!
Thanks all you lovely ladies!! Boob wobble has been sorted with a different model shock absorber, and I managed to find a couple of tops that came down fairly long.
However I am still struggling to find 3/4 capris that will sit at my waist (and stay there). After 2 c/s I have quite an impressive spare tyre and the capris I tried on kept slipping down to rest at hip level which gave me a serious muffin top! Anyone able to help with this?
all I would say is buy a size smaller than you'd think - lycra stretches - you'll be a size smaller soon anyway - tighter clothes once on do not shift around - so long as you wear seam free pants, the curves will look better whatever size you are - 99.9% of people in gyms only look at themselves anyway
Don't worry to much about the muffin top it will soon be gone. I worried about mine but with hard word it vanished within weeks. Remember this my personal trainer said to me and its so true it takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change 8 weeks for your family to notice a change and 12 for everyone else. After that time more changes will happen I am 8months down the line I lost 2 stone by 3months have now hit my goal weight done with exercise and diet. I go on holiday in less than a month. I am so toned now too just keep going you will get there have little goals. Good luck YOU CAN DO IT.
I may be very shallow to be focussing on the clothes aspect but this is so inspiring! I can't wait to get moving again: DS2 is nearly 3wo and I've barely exercised for 6mo after a taxing pregnancy. Yy to Capri pants from sports direct: mine are Nike ones from the running section and whilst tight, most flattering. After my last pg I wore stretched out longer line tshirts to work out in - the ones I'd worn over my bump until I couldn't get them over my bump anymore. I'd do gym-kit-only washes which made sure they got properly clean after being hugely sweated on.
Roll on 6 week check then I'm back in the pool! Good luck OP.
I like Nike capris which seem to cling and support the wobbly bits without making you feel like you've been pushed through a sausage machine. Worn with long tops from Primark of all places. They do great long cotton vests and long bodied lycra tees.
I just got some tight leggings from H&M and was very surprised to find they came right up to my waist :D They also do Capri's.
I did buy the large rather than the medium I need in the trousers and top (I bought long rather than capri's so I dont have to bother shaving my ankles!) so that the top will be long enough and I have hoik my trews right up as my pg progresses.
Bonus as the sales were on so only cost me £13 for top and bottoms. For any runners out there, they had some high-vis vests in the sale too.