Jessica Simpson says she is having a hard time losing the baby weight, and for exercise, she works out with a trainer and walks— because, she explains, “my boobs are way too big to run at this point.”
I say: YOU CAN RUN!
I can TOTALLY relate to Jessica Simpson’s post-baby body. I’ve given birth to two boys who are 7 and 9 now. I gained 80 pounds while preggers. Yes, friggin’ 80 pounds!
I did lose it. The hard way… by running. But then, over the years, pounds have crept back on. So now, I have to get out there and run, AGAIN! And let me tell you, it has been humbling and embarrassing because EVERYTHING jiggles.
It’s so true what they say: “the hardest steps are always the first ones out the door.” But once you’re out there — especially as a beginner — it’s hard not to let your mind wander and think “I hope no one is looking at my butt.” Well, thank goodness for supremely well made exercise clothing so you can focus on your workout. Stuff like CWX tights that keep all things from bouncing and the greatest sports bra on the planet for well-endowed chicas, the Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra for sizes up to 38F (For lovely ladies who need the added support, there’s Shock Absorber Extreme for sizes up to 40HH).
Guess what, you don’t have to run non-stop. I personally use the Jeff Galloway ‘run-walk-run’ method. (He has AWESOME iphone apps to help you with your workouts). Don’t forget to outfit your feet with the RIGHT shoes…places like Fleet Feet and The New Balance Store are experts at finding you the right fit. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if you REALLY want it, you CAN do it. So just remember as you’re mulling over whether you can actually run or not, every choice you make either takes you closer to, or further away from your goal.
Chose wisely Jedi!