Today at the gym, a lady was working out braless. REALLY BRALESS.
I am not talking about a workout top with a built-in bra.
I am not talking about fake breasts that don't move.
I am not talking about a situation that doesn't require a bra because it isn't that strenuous.
This woman was wearing a thin gray (transparent) t-shirt. She had natural full C cups (lovely breasts really), complete with erect nipples. You could see every inch of her breasts. It would have been less revealing if she just went topless...really.
She was doing full out cardio (running fast on the treadmill) and then tons of weights and lunges in her bouncy state.
I could not stop staring. Neither could anyone else. I watched 2 personal trainers move their clients mid-set to another part of the gym to avoid the distraction. I witnessed an old man switch his
StairMaster, so he could get a better look at her goods. I saw many women, too many women.....laugh, point, whisper, and open mouth stare about it.
I have no idea why this lady chose to do this, but it looked like she was enjoying the attention. She wasn't covering herself up, she was focusing on her body in the mirror, and she was doing very interesting stretches that showed off her full range of flexibility.
As much as I am confused about her choice (as I can't see that as being comfortable), I applaud her for clearly not caring what anyone thinks. She sure caused a stir.
I remember years ago, when I was in my early 20's, I wouldn't wear a bra either when I would go out on the town (I ALWAYS WORE ONE TO THE GYM!) and it was super freeing and I also didn't really need one....I remember the feminine power I felt showing off my body. I haven't felt that confidence in years. I haven't been proud of my shape and build for far too long. I looked at Ms. Lost Her Bra as a sign from the past. OWN IT. BE YOU. DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY (even if this includes no bra). WHO CARES WHAT ANYONE THINKS.
Today, after showering post-workout, braless lady turned into naked blow drying her hair lady in the middle of the locker room. The woman is very free, clearly.
I wish to one day be as confidant as she is with my own body (meaning: I will think about my body as well as she thinks about hers), but...I still don't think I will do a braless bounce on the elliptical or apply lotion spread eagle on the locker room floor....
To each their own!