(Closed) Running?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

watching….i want to know too and how about doing some squats for the booty?

Post # 4
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Newbee

In my experience with running (I’ve done a couple half-marathons now…) the two most important things are having a good sports bra and good shoes. I highly recommend going to your nearest specialty running store (Fleet Feet Sports is excellent) and getting both a bra fitting and a shoe fitting. I’m a 30 Dirty Delete (odd size…) and spend a decent chunk of change on good sports bras, but they haven’t gotten smaller and they haven’t gotten saggy. With your size, the ones from the large retailers (Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) will not have enough support. You will want something that supports all directions of motion, not just up and down. Good fit is very important! 

Running will help your booty…but it can get smaller (also depends on what you want it to look like) It will firm and strengthen it, but hill workouts, squats and lunges are all great additions to a workout. I would say that doing some of your workout videos in conjunction with running would be a great way to develop and maintain strength and fitness. Some workout plans have a cross training day or two that you can add in the other areas for some additional training (arms, abs, booty, etc.). 

Another tip is finding a running group in your area to connect with so that you have other people to keep you motivated and active, especially as you begin doing longer distances you will appreciate having people to talk to while running.

Hope this helps!!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Haha, well I defintely don’t have the boob problem so I can’t help ya there! I have runners’ boobs, in otherwords a 32A! I don’t think that doing a couch to 10K will change your body that much, like you don’t need to worry about losing your boobs or butt. If you run for years, you will notice slow changes in your physique. Now, after running for 4 years (7 marathons, probably close to 20 half marathons, etc) I am much leaner and toned than when I started, but I would never notice the changes within the course of a month or two. I would definitely recommend not doing only running as it’s a recipe for injury (trust me, I know about running injuries!!). Don’t try to do too much to soon, and try to do some cross training. Workout videos are great, or even just some circuit workouts from Pinterest if you’re desperate. Your arms are all that show in a wedding dress, so I’d lift a few weights too Tongue Out

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have the same size boobs as you, and I wear a regular bra AND a sports bra when running. That is the only way they don’t go everywhere… 

I have also been doing the 30 day squat challenge (google it). I have definitely been seeing results in my booty! I also pair this with high resistance and cross ramp on the elliptical for 30 minutes at a time. My butt is definitely toning up big time!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t have much advice on the boob front (given that I don’t have much in that area lol!) but in regards to getting your booty in on the toning action, I’d say continue your DVDs which I’m sure are heavy on squats and lunges, and also maybe incorporate some stairs, which you could even do while you’re at the gym if they have a stair climber or even just their regular old flights of stairs.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your body just gets a bit leaner overall, and your butt gets more toned (in my experience). But like some other girls who posted, I wasn’t hugely blessed in the boob department. But my boobs stayed the same. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@minipenguin:  Awesome! I’m on day 21 now ๐Ÿ™‚ And haha that sounds about right, I’m sure you will see nice results doing that. I am no fitness exepert, but it definitely feels like I’m running uphill when doing the elliptical that way!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’d recommend running and doing the legs and back P90X routine twice per week. Put it on mute and turn up some music! it’ll drown out Tony

Post # 14
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Newbee

By the way, my favorite sports bras are all Moving Comfort. They are absolutely fantastic. For the even larger ladies (@Ms.Pink) I’ve heard that Enell is wonderful. Happy Running!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@minipenguin:  I had the boob problem when i started my weight loss but I carried a lot of weight in my chest. I loved this one for workingout, its so breathable and nice. I only went down in size from Dirty Delete to a B because most of the weight was actually laying on my chest and not in the actually boob area. I found running toned my legs and butt the most. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@minipenguin:  Squats, pliés (demi, regular and grand), lunges, bum lifts and skaters are great bum exercises.

Btw, these are skaters (it’s a similar motion to speed-skating: step side-to side and touch the ground on each side):

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