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Serious help needed for a new gym kit!!

(43 Posts)
BabyRuSh Thu 20-Jun-13 15:31:24

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!!!!!

DancingRoundTheKitchen Thu 27-Jun-13 20:09:25

If anyone is still after gym kit, the sweaty Betty sale is on and some stuff on sale in Nike

EMUZ Mon 24-Jun-13 16:13:11

If the tight ones are slipping down maybe try looking at the ones that have a drawstring waist. I know Nike do some

pettyprudence Mon 24-Jun-13 08:44:02

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.

apatchylass Sun 23-Jun-13 22:54:13

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.

mercury7 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:41:18

I dont think it's shallow, it's hard to relax and focus on what you're doing if you feel self conscious about your appearance.

dizzy77 Sun 23-Jun-13 07:20:05

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.

Littlepumpkinpie Sun 23-Jun-13 07:10:40

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.

Talkinpeace Sat 22-Jun-13 16:15:41

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

BabyRuSh Sat 22-Jun-13 09:38:01

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?

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Sat 22-Jun-13 08:46:17

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!

EliotNess Sat 22-Jun-13 07:02:25

I buy nike or Adidas These are amazing or the nike Capri.

I've found a longer top too this one that covers your waist.

Naebother Fri 21-Jun-13 19:23:25

Ah wrong thread soz.

Meant to post on c25k one!

Might lurk tho to see how to look stylish while making an arse of mysel in the park tomorrow

Naebother Fri 21-Jun-13 19:21:32

Right. Bought running shoes today they assessed my gait and the cheapest ones were £90 shock so no going back now.

Dh is in tomorrow night with kids. All ready fir first run tomorrow night.

Hope it stays dry....

mercury7 Fri 21-Jun-13 19:14:16

Hotel, does that mean the enell is so tight you can barely breathe ?

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Fri 21-Jun-13 18:26:25

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!

mercury7 Fri 21-Jun-13 17:13:28

I'm just looking at the enell bra and thats what strikes me Dontcall there's only one set of hooks so no room for adjustment

DontCallMeBaby Fri 21-Jun-13 16:46:13

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).

amazingmumof6 Fri 21-Jun-13 15:26:18

sorry, forgot to grin

amazingmumof6 Fri 21-Jun-13 15:25:10

dressing gown, then duvet on top works for me


theoriginalandbestrookie Fri 21-Jun-13 13:56:44

I wear adidas sleeveless tops, something like this with a shock absorber bra underneath and fitted tights on the bottom half , a bit like this

Anything baggy that looks like a day time t shirt, screams that you are trying to hide your body and in my mind doesn't look like suitable gym wear. I went to a sports shop and tried on loads of tops, took ages until I found one that was long enough and not too tight - tops with lycra are not my friend) to fit the bill.

ceebeegeebies Fri 21-Jun-13 13:12:46

Further to the tops fron Next that Rosa linked to, they do their own brand (here) which are a lot cheaper. I have a couple of them, they are really long (I am tall and they cover my bum) and quite flattering smile

TracyK Fri 21-Jun-13 12:16:21

I got a pair of Marika high waisted workout trousers from TK Maxx- they have a tummy control part and really slim the waist and hold in your tummy.
Take some before photos in your terrible gear - 2 weeks from now - you won't recognise yourself I bet!

BelaLug0si Fri 21-Jun-13 11:44:06

Another vote for shock absorber, you really need to try them on. I'm usually 32DD and had to go for 36D in this (properly checked by fitter) and nothing moves!

ephemeralfairy Fri 21-Jun-13 11:35:32

Another vote for TK Maxx! I have loads of Nike and Adidas gym stuff that was about half price from there.
And yes, tight capris and long vest or t-shirt.

Rosa Fri 21-Jun-13 10:47:17 Bugger try again,,

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