A bra is a bra, right? WRONG!! Normal life requires a decent bra, but add in activities like horseback riding, vigorous exercise/sports, or any activity that creates lots of movement and quite possibly you will suffer through it. Suffer? Yep...it's no fun when the "over the shoulder boulder holder" you have is allowing more movement than is comfortable. By the way, I had to say that....a little humor thrown in when talking about this subject is necessary in my opinion. :)
I compete in women's ranch rodeo events (WRRA). We ride hard, we rope, we jump off, we mug steers down and we tie them up...we move A LOT! When we move our "girls" move...it's a gravity thing. The more endowed you are the bigger the problem. To give you an idea of what women's ranch rodeos are like, here's a few pics of the Lazy Six Nine women's ranch rodeo team in action:
From left to right: Me, Jamie Kirkpatrick, Charmayne Strong, Konnar Knotwell
Tying up a steer in the Mugging/Tie Down event.
Heading & Heeling a steer in the Doctoring event.
Getting it done in the Branding event.
Me tailing down a steer in the Mugging/Tie Down. Not everyone understands why we do what we do, but I love it and in truth that's all that matters to each of us when we are doing something we are passionate about!
My goal in looking for a sports bra has always been to limit movement, but to also be comfortable. I'm getting ready to turn 45 in about a week. I got my first bra at 12. I didn't have a lot of issues with movement when I was younger, but once I got into my 20's and beyond it became an issue. Add in having a child at 35 and my need for support more than doubled. The fact that I am very active out here on our working cattle ranch adds to the necessity for something that I never thought existed. Luckily, there are so many smart folks out in the world that create things to improve our lives. I stumbled upon SHEFIT purely through conversation with my mom. Somehow she had come across them and ordered one. I was intrigued, but for some reason I never ordered one. Perhaps it's because I had tried so many others that simply were useless (I have a drawer full of them). I sort of gave up on the idea that there was a bra out there that was supportive, comfortable, and looked decent. It took watching a video of me competing (Yikes!) for me to make a decision that I needed to check out these bras. Here comes more humor....that video reminded me of something I've heard said around here - it looked like two bobcats fighting in a gunny sack. We have no problem being funny to get our point across. It creates a good visual don't you think? lol At any rate, it was time for some SUPPORT!! Hence, my decision to #SHEFIT.
My first day wearing the SHEFIT Ultimate Sports Bra (I took a picture of it in the grass at the rodeo before I put it on).
I can't believe I'm posting this pic, but I wanted to show proof that I wore it! Did you know that I'm a tattooed cowgirl?! How many do you think I have? You might be shocked! lol
So, what are my true thoughts on this bra? I've been using a SHEFIT Ultimate Sports Bra for a couple of weeks now and I have to tell you...I am MORE than pleased! I give it a 5 out of 5 TNC rating. Here's why:
*It's made of a soft fabric.
*It's easy to put on.
*It's easy to adjust (Zip, Cinch, Lift).
*The zipper doesn't cut into you because it has a moveable flap that goes over it.
*The back velcro is easy to adjust while it's on (by yourself).
*It doesn't cut into your skin.
*I feel supported, but not like I'm wearing a piece of armor. I've tested it horseback, competing in women's ranch rodeos, riding a four-wheeler and our side-by-side through rough pastures, running, walking, fixing fence, and even wearing it to town to get groceries. It's a "wear all day" kind of bra that's there when you need it!
*The fabric breathes.
*The cross-back is actually comfortable as it doesn't cut into your shoulders.
*It looks nice when wearing (no uni-boob).
*Shirts look nice over the top (no bumps or lumps of the bra exist).
*The fit is comfortable.
*Excessive breast movement is definitely limited plus you can tighten it easily to limit it even more if necessary in different places.
*I love the stories on their website and this slogan: "Remarkable. Badass. Women." Finally, a company that speaks my language (and yours too, I bet). We are remarkable....we are women....and in my opinion that makes us BADASS! Check out the stories at: https://shefit.com/pages/badass-bod
I was just on the SHEFIT website and was delighted to see their color choices too. I will be ordering a few more for myself. I hope you check them out...you won't know how great they are until you wear one (no kidding). I stumbled across this promo this morning also that I want to share with you. It's time sensitive so don't delay! Click here to be directed to the SHEFIT site.
I also see that the SHEFIT Ultimate Sports Bra can be used as a swim top.
How awesome is that?! As soon as I post this I'm heading over there and taking advantage of the above promo! Before you go, make sure to hop over to my FB page to get entered to win a SHEFIT of your very own! I thank the generous folks at SHEFIT for offering one of their awesome products for one of my loyal fans. Click here to get entered for my latest #TNCGiveaway!
Congrats to my winner: Erin Anderson!