Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Big and bouncy

Our talk in slimming class this morning was about exercise bras. Now I wear one (M&S) and it's rubbish. I was watching my boobs in the reflection in the window in circuits last night and they were flying around as if on a secret mission of their own.

It turns out that boobs not only move up and down but side to side and in figure of eights as well. (Husband pointed out that he's seen strippers do that and suggested slimming class should wear tassels and make a video.) When an average woman walks a metric mile her boobs travel 138m independently. Which led me to the conclusion that they must be using calories to do that so the bigger and bouncier the boobs the more calories used. (And thus more chocolate you can eat?)

However if you don't wear proper support, your Cooper's tendons get stretched and then you're headed for permanent boob droop. Too late for some of us I fear.

P.S. Is a metric mile different from a non-metric mile? Is there, in fact, such a thing as a metric mile? Surely it's a ... whatchamacallit?


jams o donnell said...

I daresay it was a fellow male who conducted the experiment to measure breast travel!

mrsnesbitt said...

So what is the answer?

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

The term metric mile is used in sports such as track and field athletics and speed skating to denote a distance of 1500 metres (about 4921 ft). In United States high school competition, the term is sometimes used for a race of 1600 metres (about 5249 ft).[33] (copied off the interenet)

You don't really want to go in to talking about the MILE... YOu would get very confused .. did you know there used to be (olden days) a Scottish mile and an Irish Mile .. all different !

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

But you should also be wearing supportive bras on a day to day basis as well. I think about 65 to 70% of women wear the wrong bra size and some have never been fitted .. ! Time to get your M&S exercise bra changed!

Leslie: said...

ROTFLOL! Now just how does husband know that???

I agree with Anne - get properly fitted and you won't need an "exercise" bra. lol

Funniest post I've read today!

CherryPie said...

It all sounds very mesmorising!

Furtheron said...

no there is no metric mile - there is a kilometer but that is 0.62 approx of a mile. That's why you have the odd 1500 meter race it's as close to a mile that makes some sense ... although they go 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 eh!?! I like conformity it should be 1600 surely? Then 5000 (confused again in the autistic corner here) then 10000... get that then a marathon which is 42.195km what!!!

so whole thing is stupid I say... that's why I never run ;-)

Daughter was told for the first time by her PE teacher that she should consider a sports bra - she wasn't too impressed at that comment :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Liz.. I think if you want to know about the \Metric Mile just google it ... lots of info, so don't know if there is one or not .

Rose said...

Lol, now my head is spinning:)