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my problem with bras, my pet peeve, + my year has been made

Did you know that I am the weirdest person on earth about bras? So random, I know, but I feel like it is something defining about me. I have always, always, always hated the way bras felt, looked, and made me feel. I was this way about pants, socks, underwear, necklines on shirts- everything really- since I was a little kid. I still am. I probably have some sort of sensory disorder that went undiagnosed.  I only like sports bras, and now I only like the ones that free up my lats, like my favorite Free to Be Wild or Zen lululemon bras. I do wear them under most of my clothes, but I can't wear them under tops with wider necklines (when I don't want my straps to show).


For awhile, I only liked strapless bras under those kinds of shirts or dresses, because my traps make every bra strap fall right down and you end up seeing them anyways. But now, my upper back won't hold a strapless bra in place, and after a little while, it's basically around my waist. These are serious problems, people ;) 

Well, the other day, I had to go to the mall and I found this bralette at Charlotte Russe (don't even ask me why I went in there!!) But it was meant to be because it was like $12 and it is seriously the comfiest thing ever and works perfectly under the tops and dresses I was having a hard time with. It sits way below my lats and I feel like I can breathe, yet am still supported enough. It honestly doesn't even feel like I'm wearing anything, which is basically the best for me with all my weird issues about the way things feel.  


I ended up finding a few more that were just as comfortable and grabbed them too. Do any of you have these problems or am I the only weirdo with these issues?!? 


And now to completely change the subject, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people make excuses for why they can't/don't eat healthily. I understand that some people truly don't know what to eat, but it's the people who say they know they need to "start doing that", and that they don't have enough time etc etc etc. I was thinking about it this morning as I looked at my meals. This post training meal took literally 8 seconds to make. A packet of oatmeal, cashew milk, and a banana, all mixed up with whey protein. 8 seconds- perfect nutrition for me right after my workout. 


Then, my packed lunches required zero cooking as well. Chopped cucumbers, and roasted turkey deli meat. I also put in cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread for my carbs. It took about 22 seconds to weigh the deli meat and put it together. If you're not sure of what to eat, or how much to eat, let the guys at RP help you!! Use my code LILLY10 for $10 off training and diet templates, so at least you can't use the excuse to not knowing what/when/how much to eat. They make it SO SIMPLE! You just need to make it a priority, and the prep work can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it!


I wanted to let you guys know that I deleted my facebook account a few weeks ago. I seriously cannot tell you how freeing it has been. I'm not going to get into the reasons why I decided to let it go, but after 13 years (omg), I just feel LIGHT.


Oh, and this made my year!! 


I hope you are having a great week!! 

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