Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Moment Of Clarity

I'm cleaning out my drafts while the kids sleep- It must have been the shame that prevented me from posting this one. Needless to say, I haven't been jogging since.




I'm  not one of the lucky few who looses baby weight (or any weight) easily. For me it lingers... for... like... ever.

 Recently, my dad and I decided it was time to start jogging again. It'd been about 3 years since we had sweated it out on our favourite fire trail. So i dug out my sneakers and we set off.

It was not quite like it used to be. I remember an easy run, a little bit of chatting, tiny bit of racing and me always winning. Not this time Gadget. I almost died. Dad, 3 years on - still strides it out with the best of them.

As I was choking on the fat that surrounds my throat I had a moment of intense clarity. I realised that maternity bras to not offer adequate support to loaded milk jugs and that post baby bums require their own supportive device.

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    1. You are more than glam. I love this. I hate running for precisely those reasons. Bums shouldn't bounce.

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  2. Haha yes!!
    I love it.

    I'll join you for that run one day.

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    1. not for a little while yet! You've got much more importatnt things to be doing!!

      xo em

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  3. Oh yes - and I hate the way my face flops around too (probably doesn't happen to trendy, gaunt people!)

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    1. Yes it does. Not that I'm trendy. Or gaunt, to be fair! But I'm skinny and almost 40. The trick is to smile whenever anyone goes past...

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  4. I'm of the opinion that women were not designed for running!

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  5. I've often felt that there is a space in the fitness market for a BumBra!!!

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  6. Love this post, and boy do I relate! Thanks for the laugh (because I've been there too.)

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  7. Oh man I am the worst. I am a qualified personal trainer who never exercises! Haha. I so lack motivation!

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  8. teeheehee. my dad and my sister ran the city to surf a couple of years ago. i've just continued having babies and breastfeeding to avoid that whole jiggly wiggly scene. but i do like running, or i did for a very short time between the last two babies/ pregnancies.

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  9. Well if you ask me the woman in the photo looks scrawny. Well done for braving that first run. Yes you need a good running bra, especially with post baby boobs, otherwise it's just painful! I realised the other day that my whole face felt like it was wobbling when I jogged...not good. Fat? Wrinkles? My under eye bags need a whole running bra of their own. x

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  10. Oh its crazy how millions of miles and time away someone can experience the sameness! After years on ivf and having 3 jolly boys, I have started running to celebrate my body being my own and producing said lil men! ... The hurdles are not the pavement or finding the time...ITS THE APPARATUS! Bra (milk truck carriages), shoes, bum and side saddle support, chin halter perhaps? Wing ding support also needed... a full body suck in suit! Anyone got one?

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  11. ha ha... maternity bras are awful - one hump boob instead of 2, no shape, no support. Hate them. Saying hello to underwires again - best! and my running career - hasn't started yet....

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  12. The bum and face wobbles but not as bad as the tummy!....after having two babes over 10 pounds I have a tum that dances it it's own tune......also something has happened to my co-ordination , it's now possible for me to trip over my own shadow. It's taken a few failed attempts to return to jogging....I admit defeat and am now a walker instead.
    A x

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  13. been there. And this is why I Zumba in the privacy of my own home....with the little one dancing rings around me.

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  14. I'm sorry but unless it's an emergency, running just isn't natural ;o)
    Power walking is where it's at after kiddlywinks......
    Tania xx

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  15. LOL. I think you are right. After babies, we need all the support we can get!

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  16. I hear you brilliant post. Your beautiful.

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  17. Jogging sucks. Come and try Bikram Yoga!!

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  19. Oh, thank you for the good laugh!!

    I personally HATE jogging and prefer a brisk walk. I've just recently started walking on a more strict basis...everyday instead of here and there. I too don't lose weight easily and tend to eat a pea and gain weight!
    Wish I could jog though...it's much easier to lose weight jogging.

    All the best and thanks for putting a smile on my face! xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em