...Or even use in everyday conversation, Sports Bra.
On Sunday I bought my first sports bra and today was the first day I wore it. The entire idea of exercise clothing is somewhat alien to me, especially the garments shown above. In those long ago days when I did any sports, either I was wearing a gym suit or I just wore regular underthings. I'm not even sure when sports bras were invented. Whenever it was I missed it.
Sometime shortly after the chair yoga debacle, I decided that the yoga group I had joined was too advanced for me and I tabled a more formal exercise program until later in the year. Later this spring I picked up a brochure at the library about a research program studying exercise and seniors. It looked doable for someone with a few infirmities and I passed the screening. My launch date was this week.
After visiting the Y last week -- a post for another day -- I decided I needed to get a sportier exercise wardrobe, and that among other things, a sports bra was necessary. What an experience! I chose three to try on and promptly got myself completely tangled in the first one I tried on. It had a complicated razor-back and it was definitely for someone with a lot more flexibility. Shades of the chair yoga disaster, but this episode, thankfully, took place in the privacy of a dressing room. The second one I tried on was much too small -- they were all the same size -- but like Goldilocks, the third one was just right.
After the last few years of surgery, more surgery and lots of physical therapy, being healthier and more fit is one of my biggest goals. For the next six months -- the duration of the study -- I'll be a regular visitor to the Y. I'm hoping that my regular visits will lead to a healthier, fitter and trimmer Buttercup who actually enjoys exercise. I'll keep you posted.
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care. Here's to the sweet days of summer.