Weight Loss Support - Wearing tight clothes when working out so everything dosen't flop around???




baker23
10-24-2012, 12:35 PM
Anyone else have to do this? I have a good amount of loose skin/fat on my stomache(not sure how much of which but it definitely sags quite a bit) Anyways, the only way I can comfortably run is wearing tight clothes, otherwise everything moves and its very uncomfortable.

Sometimes I wish I could throw on a pair of shorts and a normal t-shirt and break into a run...I wonder if this gets better, or those of us with saggy stomaches just have to learn to deal with it...


Arctic Mama
10-24-2012, 01:11 PM
I usually find bike shorts and a sports bra are sufficient under a tee, but I definitely get the dislike of feeling 'loose'. It's one of the reasons I don't like running, it's hard on the girls AND the battle scars from weight!

alaskanlaughter
10-24-2012, 01:36 PM
shorts tend to ride up the insides of my thighs and drive me crazy....i wear running capris to run in...i also wear a sports bra and then a tight workout shirt over that, like so tight that i have to peel it off when i'm done because it's soaked in sweat and stuck to me...i dont like extra material getting in my way

funny that, because i used to always wear loose clothings because i was self-conscious of my weight....now i wear entirely more form-fitting clothes because the extra material gets in my way and bugs me


tubolard
10-24-2012, 01:41 PM
Shorts ride up on my thighs and rub them sore and I am constantly having to pull them down so I walk in capris too. I wear a sports bra and a tank top that I twist the back of and tuck in to the back of my capris, lol. I hate feeling fat joggle around when I walk so I prefer tighter clothing.

angieand2girls
10-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Like other posters said, I wear workout capris but I also wear TWO sports bras AND a sports tank to hold my girls in (I have triple D's). I think the sports tank also helps with my stomach too.

Pink Hurricane
10-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Like other posters said, I wear workout capris but I also wear TWO sports bras AND a sports tank to hold my girls in (I have triple D's). I think the sports tank also helps with my stomach too.

I do the same thing as her for the sports bras and sports tank. Except I tossed the capris and wear longer shorts now.

FunSize
10-24-2012, 03:25 PM
Yes I love for everything to be tight & compact otherwise it is a distraction! Sometimes I want to duct-tape my girls & tummy down!! I do wear a pair of yoga pants when I run that have a big band & keeps my tummy in check.
Last thing I want to be while working out is self-conscious.

TripSwitch
10-24-2012, 03:35 PM
I hear ya... about wanting to be able to just throw on a tee shirt and a pair of shorts and go for a run... But I'm finding that running in something a little bit more form fitting works better for me and actually seems to help with reducing muscle fatigue (for me at least anyway...) Since I swim and bike as well I tend to gravitate towards multi sport workout cloths as opposed to running specific stuff since it's more versatile and suits my needs better...

baker23
10-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Like other posters said, I wear workout capris but I also wear TWO sports bras AND a sports tank to hold my girls in (I have triple D's). I think the sports tank also helps with my stomach too.

Wow 0.o. And I thought it was frustrating with just a regular bra and sports bra over that(I have very average C's) Sports bras drive me crazy because when I start working out I sweat, and it gets soaked...so by the end of my workout, it feels so much heavier

Lakilaulea
10-24-2012, 03:49 PM
I usually wear capris or long pants on the tighter side because I CANNOT STAND the feeling of my thighs jiggling around. I also finally invested in an industrial strength sports bra (that's the only thing I will splurge on) because "the girls" will be all over the place and throw my back out if I don't. I still stick with regular fit or on the loose side t-shirts because I'm super self conscious of my middle.

toastedsmoke
10-24-2012, 04:06 PM
I wear leggings to hold the belly in and a sports bra (one with individual cups not a compression sports bra which IMHO does nothing for support and stuff moves around too much) with a t-shirt over it and I stay pretty flop free and I have a lot of belly sag and a 32E chest. When I was bigger and still had a J-cup size, i wore an individual cup sports bra with 2 compression-type sports bras over it plus a t-shirt, and for my belly, the skin wasn't as saggy and floppy so I was able to run in sweatpants. Now I prefer tighter fit leggings to hold in the belly. Up top I don't mind a regular t-shirt though once the chest is well-supported.

Lakilaulea
10-24-2012, 04:09 PM
I wear leggings to hold the belly in and a sports bra (one with individual cups not a compression sports bra which IMHO does nothing for support and stuff moves around too much) with a t-shirt over it and I stay pretty flop free and I have a lot of belly sag AND a 32E chest.

32E?? DAYYUM!! Girls pay good money for those!!! ;)

annieway
10-24-2012, 05:40 PM
I'm new here, just introduced myself yesterday. I haven't been working out yet, but am going to start yoga or pilates this week - I'm going to try them both to see which I prefer. I wear "shapewear" camis much of the time which are long enough to pull down over my tummy and then I wear stretchy panties over the cami to hold it in place. This works well for keeping the extra bits under control under normal circumstances. I was going to try the same for my upcoming classes (under a tee shirt and shorts). Has anyone else tried this approach?

Arctic Mama
10-24-2012, 06:33 PM
Like other posters said, I wear workout capris but I also wear TWO sports bras AND a sports tank to hold my girls in (I have triple D's). I think the sports tank also helps with my stomach too.

Yikes sweetie, get a better bra and only use one! Proper support is essential and it can definitely be found in large cup sizes. I'm now a 32J (I take a 34J in sports bras, which tend to run tight) and if I can find a solid, comfortable sports bra and only need one, almost anyone can.

Panache, Freya, and Elomi are the three brands I recommend you look at. Not terribly expensive and HIGHLY supportive ;)

This is the one I have and it is excellent, in a full range of sizes. Nothing has secured the girls without mashing them to bits like this bra:
http://www.lindasonline.com/panache-underwire-sports-bra-5021-grey.html

Lakilaulea
10-24-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm new here, just introduced myself yesterday. I haven't been working out yet, but am going to start yoga or pilates this week - I'm going to try them both to see which I prefer. I wear "shapewear" camis much of the time which are long enough to pull down over my tummy and then I wear stretchy panties over the cami to hold it in place. This works well for keeping the extra bits under control under normal circumstances. I was going to try the same for my upcoming classes (under a tee shirt and shorts). Has anyone else tried this approach?


That would cause me to sweat too much :) A good sports bra under a tee should be good enough. I wear shapewear, or at least long camis, to work under my clothes, and I can't imagine having to workout in them. It's all I can do to peel them off as soon as I get home!

angieand2girls
10-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Yikes sweetie, get a better bra and only use one! Proper support is essential and it can definitely be found in large cup sizes. I'm now a 32J (I take a 34J in sports bras, which tend to run tight) and if I can find a solid, comfortable sports bra and only need one, almost anyone can.

Panache, Freya, and Elomi are the three brands I recommend you look at. Not terribly expensive and HIGHLY supportive ;)

This is the one I have and it is excellent, in a full range of sizes. Nothing has secured the girls without mashing them to bits like this bra:
http://www.lindasonline.com/panache-underwire-sports-bra-5021-grey.html

THANK YOU SO MUCH! LOL! I had given up on finding a good sports bra because I didn't think they came in my size at all! LOL! I've never been able to find a good one. I'll definitely be investing in one now. Thanks for the link! :hug:

Lakilaulea
10-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Also recommend trying out Moving Comfort. I bought their Maia style---underwire, separating, and nice wide adjustable straps---and have went back for more. I'm a DD, which admittedly isn't as endowed as you, but I have a serious problem with bouncing, straps digging in, and that dreaded painful uniboob if I wear regular sports bras. This one keeps everything separated and put! I got mine at Dick's for under $50, but you can probably find them elsewhere as well.

Arctic Mama
10-25-2012, 12:53 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH! LOL! I had given up on finding a good sports bra because I didn't think they came in my size at all! LOL! I've never been able to find a good one. I'll definitely be investing in one now. Thanks for the link! :hug:

You're welcome! They're not easy to track down, and do be sure of your actual tape measure bra size before ordering, but her returns are very forgiving and if you're anywhere in the range you think you are there are DOZENS of good sports bras to choose from. In my end of things, there's only three or four on the market at ANY pricepoint that are encapsulation, not compression style. And I find encapsulation both more flattering AND more effective at bounce reduction :)

Riddy
10-25-2012, 11:38 PM
I ADORE that Panache sports bra!!!!!! It lets me run with my DDD's. :D I loved my first one so much, I bought 2 more.

Back to the original question, I prefer a shaping tank for running, but now that it's gotten too cold to run sleeveless, I'm becoming OK with running in just a wicking shirt. I wore exercise skorts in the summer, now tight capris.

For yoga, I can't stand too many layers, because I take quite a few hot classes. It's loose tanks and capris all the way for me. And my Panache sports bra - I can't stand being suffocated by my boobs. :p