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Running Bras for Busty Women

If you’re one of the well endowed, then I know you’re always on the hunt for great sports bras, like me! Especially if you’re into high impact activities like running, it can be really hard to find stylish bras that fit well and keep the girls in place.

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Thank you to Brooks for sending over a few great running bras for me to try! I was able to test out the Juno, the Maia, and the Uphold. I went for size 40E in these styles. I love, love, love how size inclusive the line is, and how each of these styles comes in a variety of colors and prints. How a bra looks isn’t the most important thing about it, but it really makes you feel good to wear something pretty, even to go for a run, doesn’t it?

Juno

The Juno is my favorite of the bras that I tried, particularly for running. I love how it is soft, comfortable, and doesn’t “cut” in to me, but at the same time this sucker is keeping it all in place. The fabric is breathable, so my cleavage wasn’t suffocating. This even works as a nursing bra! There are velcro tabs for adjusting the strap length, which also allow you to pop the cup down and nurse if you need to. So this was in my go-to rotation while Sammi and I were still breastfeeding. But even now, the comfort and the fit make it one of my favorite bras for high impact activity.

Maia

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The Maia is probably the bra I wear most often of the three that I tried, because it is really, really comfy. It’s also very full coverage, which is really nice if you’re like me, and sweat so much in spin class that you take off your tee shirt halfway through the first hill. I have no problem wearing this bra in public by itself. I also wear this bra around under my standard mom uniform of leggings and plaid, button-front shirts. It’s that kind of material that feels like it fits even better after you wear it for about fifteen minutes, and it warms up and the fabric starts to really conform to your shape. Which I love! This bra is a great staple for anyone building their athleisure wardrobe.

Uphold

The Uphold has been a challenge for me. I think just because of my shoulder anatomy, the fit is not great despite it being the same size as the other bras. I would need the straps to be longer for this one to fit comfortably. But, it is super supportive and I love the material. The crossback straps (which are a challenge for my beefy shoulders) also make it a great option for high impact, because it really holds everything in place. But the fabric is comfortable and bendy enough that it would be comfortable to wear in a yoga class.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these bras? What’s your favorite sports bra for the bustier among us? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Healthy Shamrock Shake Makeover!

Every year, I look forward to the creamy, smooth, minty deliciousness of the Shamrock Shake. But it’s basically just a cup full of chemicals…whomp!

So this year, I decided to make a version that swaps synthetic ingredients for (mostly) natural, healthy ones! I’ve created a version of the Shamrock Shake that delivers on flavor AND nutrient content!

Just put all these yummy ingredients in the blender and enjoy!

Just put all these yummy ingredients in the blender and enjoy!

Check out my recipe!

Ingredients

1 cup ice

1 can coconut milk

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

2 scoops collagen peptide powder

1 avocado, scooped out of the shell

2 cups fresh baby spinach (or 1 cup frozen spinach)

Fresh mint to taste

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except mint in blender. Add mint gradually, tasting until you achieve that perfect subtle, creamy, minty flavor. If it tastes like toothpaste, you’ve added too much!

What do you think? Do you have a recipe for a healthy Shamrock Shake, or any other substitutions you’d recommend? Leave a comment and let me know!

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