|You should always feel like a Super Hero.
Goofing of at Fitbloggin 2011
Exercise clothing was and always has been a special challenge. As a bigger person, one has specific needs out of the clothing one wears:
- would it support me? (in the case of anemic 38D sports bras whose straps would slide down or shift when running and never addressed the bounce);
- would it help me avoid chafing? (soccer shorts aren't going to cut it; and there seems to be an aversion to fat people wearing spandex/Lycra/performance gear that is ridiculously functional);
- would the clothing stay where it was supposed to stay, and keep my body parts where they were supposed to be? (in the case of all the pants that fall down, the shirts that ride up, and things that inexplicably shift);
- would I feel good about wearing it? (I want something a bit prettier than sweats)
This is why I am so tickled that Ben at City Sports contacted me to ask me if I'd preview some clothing from the City Sports' CS line that will be branching out into plus sized clothing!
CS Sports "Dash" Run Top ($25)
CS Sports "Paramount" Run Capri ($48)
|Zippered back pocket with headphone hole!
|Yes, those are reflective strips on the shoulders.
ZOMG the pants are buttery soft and feel like a second skin. I love that the back pocket zips. I have a few pair of capris that have pockets that don't secure. I wouldn't want a key or ID falling out mid-run.
My only complaint about the shirt is that it doesn't magically shrink my midsection (that's on me to fix). The cut is great on the shirt, and for someone 5'9"--it magically falls at my hip. This is a very good sign!
1 hour Wii Zumba 2 on Medium Intensity
I strapped on my BodyMedia Fit and 539 calories later...
|notice, it grossly overestimated the burning capacity of my shimmies and shakes
Thanks to the lovely drawstring, the pants stayed up the whole time during Wii Zumba! They moved with me and made me feel sexy while doing it. Most importantly, the pants wicked away sweat from my lower back (I know, gross). When I took them off 10 minutes after my workout they were nearly dry.
The shirt has done the impossible -- no gross armpit sweat stain! Impressive feat considering I was workout out in my apartment without the benefit of air conditioning.
The shirt didn't rise up the whole time during Wii Zumba. During shimmies and shakes, the shirt kept me covered! I can't say that for many tops that I've tried in the past.
I can't wait to take this outfit on a run with me (once this skin issue clears up!)
I want you all to have a chance to try some City Sports gear, and City Sports wanted to help me with that. They've given me four (4) $50 gift cards to raffle off. I will raffle off two for people that answer my Google forms survey, and 2 gift cards for people that use the Rafflecopter form. Contest will be Tuesday February 19, 2012 at 12:01 am until February 27, 11:59pm. I'll announce the winners on 2/28! Have fun and good luck!