You know, there ARE drawbacks to losing weight. Just about every woman I know who has gone through weight loss has, at some time, lamented the fact that the first place we tend to lose is from the last place we want to lose.
Yeah, the girls tend to get lost first. If only it was possible to actually target specific areas for fat loss! Alas, it's not. And so we watch the cleavage shrink.
I came across an article that promises exercises to help perk up your boobies. I don't know how well they'll actually work for keeping the mammaries instead of your butt. I suspect they're simply good exercises for strengthening the chest and back in general, which helps to lift whatever you happen to be carrying. I mean, for all that we talk about hating fat, that's pretty much what breasts are. Functional fat. So when you lose fat, you lose your tits, too. (I'm running out of words for breasts, here).
But don't worry. It's not all bad. Going down a few cup sizes makes cardio and core workouts, uh, a little less ... painful.
Because, trust me, exercise can be plenty uncomfortable if you're not bound up and strapped in tighter than a toddler in a carseat. I can't weigh in on the effect of gravity-plus-motion on a guy's twigs and berries, but I imagine it may be the same as for any body part that is both fleshy and loose. Without the right support, you're exacerbating the pain. Just about any woman could confirm this anecdotally, but a study on marathon runners confirmed it (scientifically!). The problem of breast pain in women who exercise can be reduced by 85% with the right sports bra. The problem is that many women aren't wearing the right one, and are not getting the support we need.
It's no wonder. A good sports bra, like Iron Man military-grade engineered to be GOOD, can cost around $70. How many of those do you think we have in our closets? If you're working out frequently, it's more than likely that you have several cheap sports bras from Target that basically just mush everything everything together into a uniboob. You save the industrial-strength support bras for the really intense workouts!
This topic is, of course, marginally tongue-in-cheek. The last few posts were getting downright depressing. What better to lift the mood (ha, see what I did there? "lift"), than to talk about breasts?
But, seriously, there is something very valid about investing in support. My dad is, to put it politely, cheap. However, he instilled in us this one important value: you don't skimp out on support. Spend what you need in order to get the best quality in shoes, tires, and mattresses. All forms of support. Looks like we can add "sports bras" to that list.