7/16/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 17. July 2013 09:30



It is a subject that’s uncomfortable to discuss, but, how well does your workout bra fit (obviously/hopefully this doesn’t apply to our male readers)?  There are several reasons why you should think about this question:

-Have you had the same 5 sports bra’s since college?  Do they smell like it and make disintegrating sounds when you put them on?

-Do your sports bras have stretch marks?

-Does your chest itch or feel sore after an aerobics class or a jog around your neighborhood?

Breast tissue is different than muscle in that it cannot be repaired or strengthened with exercise (remember how long we all worked on shoving our hands together to increase our breast size?  Did it work?)  Rather, the muscle that attaches the breast to the pectoral muscle, called the Cooper’s ligament, stretches and pulls over time.  Surgery (expensive and painful) is the only way to repair pulls or tears in this muscle.   http://www.cincinnati.md/kbviewer.aspx?query=breast tissue&s=1&hwid=brthl. 

You need to do everything you can to protect that ligament.  You can do this during exercise by wearing an appropriately fitting, quality sports bra.  Go to a store that assists in measuring you for proper fit.  Allow the experts to assess your true size.  Evaluate what exercises your participating in (high aerobics, low aerobics, weight training, spinning), and the vitality of your movements in these activities. 

Protect what you’ve got and enjoy your workout.



Friday 7/16/10  Workout:

Recumbent Bike- 30 minutes

walking on street- 90 minutes, 6.47 miles

Friday 7/16/10- Food Diary:


organic steel cut oatmeal (150 cal)

1 large banana, 1/4 cup blackberries (130 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 whole wheat tortilla, 1.5 tbls garlic hummus(160 cal)


salad - 4 oz orange Roughy , 1 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup steamed broccoli/cauliflower,1 tblsgarbanzo beans, 1 tbls sunflower seed, 4 cherry tomato (172 cal)

P.M. Snack-

whole wheat dry toast, 1 tbls no sugar added jam ( 80 cal)

1/2 baby carrots ( 35 cal) 


5 oz chicken (250 cal)

1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, I Can't Believe Its Not Butter spray, fresh shaved parmesian (160 cal)

8 asparagus ( 27 cal)

1/2 cup mushrooms, pan cooked with butter flavored non stick spray( 40 cal)


1/2 cup high protein cereal, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup non fat vanilla yogurt (120 cal)


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