I’m on day three of the 30 Day Shred and frankly, if I live to day 30 it will be a complete miracle. Yesterday I whined to Chris that I wanted results a whole lot faster; she suggested that I do the entire 30 days all at once.
I was tempted.
I know that sculpted triceps take time and work, and I’m good with that, mostly (except for the part where the work part leaves me completely unable to lift my arms any higher than my waist — that part makes me a little weepy). In the meantime, though, I’m trying to manage the little roll of pizza dough that lingered after I lost all the baby weight, right there under my belly button and over the top of my jeans.
You know what I’m talking about.
Some of my friends have gone the tummy tuck route to get rid of that roll, because situps just weren’t doing it for them. I’m not a plastic surgery kind of girl; I’m envious of women with perfect breasts and flat stomachs, but all I can think is how much J. Crew that tummy tuck would buy, and I can’t do it.
Instead, I am all about shapewear. Because if a tank top can hold my pizza dough roll in place, then I say bring it.
I’ve tried every possible brand and style of shapewear, no exaggeration. And hands down, my favorite is the Yummie Tummie tank. It’s comfortable and well made and — and! — can totally be worn as a layering piece that people actually see!
In other words, it doesn’t look like shapewear. Which is awesome. (See the tank under my cardi, up there? Yummie Tummie! Really! And I left the house like that today!)
The Yummie Tummie tank is a lovely cotton across the chest and hips, but across the stomach it’s a solid panel of hold-it-in lycra blend that smooths the pizza dough roll away. But here’s the magical part: unlike other shapewear, the Yummie Tummie tank doesn’t leave me feeling like I might need to have my spleen removed at the end of the day.
Comfortable shapewear — who knew? Best thing ever. Promise.