Jan 28, 2015

True or False? I Workout in Just a Sports Bra.

False. Definitely false. In fact I can count the number of times I've bared my tummy while teaching/working out... once. Yep. And the whole time I was feeling super insecure.

It's kind of ironic that my main photo is of me in my sports bra because really that's so not me. I kind of wish it was though...

Whenever I take a class and the instructor or another woman in the room is bearing her belly I think it's really great. Even if they don't have a perfectly toned/flat tummy, there's something about a woman baring it all that says "I love my body." It's refreshing (in most cases) to see a woman proud of her bod.

Don't get me wrong. I don't like the exhibitionist in the middle of the gym floor (we've all seen that girl). But there's something sassy and motivating when in a windowless studio filled with women, you're able to expose an area that's a huge insecurity for many women. And let's be honest, a sports bra covers up way more than a bikini at the beach.

Why then do I feel insecure working out in just a sports bra? Really, I do. I know I don't have a perfect body but I think I look pretty dang good (especially with an 8 month old!). I've been asking myself, does the perfectionist in me feel insecure about my body or do I feel insecure baring that much skin? Whatever it is... I'm just not that girl.

What do you think? Do you think it's motivating when your instructor is teaching in just a sports bra? What about other girls at the gym? This is not a rhetorical question... leave me a comment. I want to know what you think!

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