Monday, March 12, 2012

Confidence GIVEAWAY

When I ran my first marathon last September, my friend Nicki openly mocked me for putting on mascara before I ran 26.2 miles. I mean, after all, don't I just sweat it all off by the end of that journey anyway?

Yes. I absolutely do.

 So why do it?

CONFIDENCE. 

 Running is a funny thing. For me, I swear it is 10% physical and 90% mental- I've even been known to mentally give myself injuries because of nerves (or at least make them worse than they are). It's pretty pathetic, but it's also the truth.

When I feel better about myself, I walk taller, I smile bigger, and I run faster.

 Months ago Ali did a giveaway and I was instantly pumped about it- the handful bra! I've mentioned before that I've gone running without my bran and only noticed because I didn't have a place to clip on my iPod. Heck! Boys in my neighborhood used to repeat this rhyme to me:

Roses are red, 
Violets are black, 
Why is your chest 
As flat as your back? 

 Not much has changed since high school- in the "busty" way, anyway. 2 kids later and I feel like I could qualify for reconstructive surgery.

I digress...



Why, hello there terrible form!
HANDFUL. I bought a bra as soon as I found out I didn't win Ali's giveaway, and I have done everything I can to wear it as much as possible.  It's comfortable, cute, and I love that I can wear it and not feel like a ten year old boy!  This bra is also a mastectomy bra, which I think is so important.  All women deserve to feel confident in themselves- no matter what.

I've been wearing my bra since January and I have never had a problem with it.  It fits so well, I've never had problems with chafing (which has been a big problem for me in the past!), and I would feel comfortable wearing it all the time- not just for working out.  I can honestly say that I will never buy a different brand of sports bra.

It is by far the best sports bra I have ever owned, and I am stoked to be able to give one of these awesome bras away to one of you!

Here are a few ways to enter (each entry should be in a separate comment):

1- You gotta give me a confession- this is MANDATORY ;)
2- Be a follower of my blog.
3- Like Handful on Facebook.
4-  Follow them on Twitter.

GIVEAWAY ENDS ON THURSDAY AT 3:30 PM, MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.

If you can't wait- you can buy one of their pink, nude, or cocoa colored bras at 25% off!  They are making room for new colors this summer, so take advantage while you can.

83 comments:

Amy N. said...

Confession: I have gone out without a bra on and not noticed for hours (but I think I've already used that one.)

Confession: I would totally eat candy all day if I could. Some days I try.

Amy N. said...

I follow your blog. (And I really, really want to win.)

Erin said...

Confession: I keep a secret jar of raspberry freezer jam my sister made in the freezer. I don't share it or use it to make my kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It is all mine!

Erin said...

I of course follow your blog!

Erin said...

I liked Handful on Face book...for all to see!

Mindy Kohler said...

Confession: I eat popcorn and milkduds almost every night. Sometimes I switch out the milk duds for Hot Tamales.

Mindy Kohler said...

Of course I follow your blog, its the first one I check every morning :)

Mindy Kohler said...

I liked them on Facebook

Amber said...

Their website says their bras are for the smaller chested fitness enthusiast. I'm a D cup, so would it not work well for me? I'm desperate to find a good workout bra.

Lauren said...

I liked them on facebook!

Lauren said...

I follow your blog!

Debsdailylife said...

confession: I LOVE to eat McDonalds HOT french fries dipped in a chocoalte milk shake!!

Debsdailylife said...

I follow your blog

Debsdailylife said...

I like them on facebook

sNick said...

I'm I that Nicki who openly mocked you? I only vaguely remember it, but it totally sounds like something I'd do.

Breona said...

Oh Ames. This is my chance to pick up my pace! I need a handful bra. It's my answer. I confess that I've totally gone.. You ready, 4-wheeling without a bra and didn't bother me much. Yikes. I think I qualify as well.

Breona said...

Yo yo. Follow this business.

autumn1329 said...

Confession - I secretly love that I am fitter than my twin sister, who is skinnier, but skinny doesn't always equal fit! :)

autumn1329 said...

I follow your blog!

autumn1329 said...

I like Handfuls on FB!

DGri said...

I like them on FB a while ago, after that neat video you posted.

DGri said...

I am now, officially, following your blog (it's been a link on the sidebar of my blog for a while now, cause I love it!).

DGri said...

Confession: I have reinvented my relationship with exercise, fitness and, primarily running. After my divorce I fell (face first) into a vicious cycle of disordered eating and compulsive exercise. The first few marathons I trained for I did in a very unhealthy way. Running was a punishment for eating. . .which was all an odd psychological ploy to feel in control of my life. I staged my own intervention almost two years ago now. I got help and, over time, was able to readopt my former approach to running (having run competitively since I was 8!). It was not easy. But, I am so grateful I had the courage to press pause, rewind and start over - in a sense. I consider myself 1.5 years recovered and 100,000,000% healthier and happier (and 1000% remarried! I have the most wonderful and supportive man in the history of the planet, I am VERY VERY lucky!)! It is not uncommon for me, on my long runs, to tear up thinking about how FREAKING happy I am, how much I love my sport & how full it makes my life.

Alas, I still have no boobs and - as per my above confession (sorry if it was too heavy!) - I could definitely love added confidence and a dash of femininity out on my long runs. But, I'm okay with just buying one (I have definitely considered it).

Taryn said...

My confession...I could eat Movie Theater Butter flavored popcorn for every meal. It is my downfall.

Taryn said...

Also..I follow your blog! :)

Christie said...

Confession: I have forgot a bra after a morning swim and braved it at worked without one!... (although my jacket did stay on all day!)

Christie said...

I am already a blog follower:)

Courtney said...

my friend, the grass is always greener, right? my confession is that i really do want a reduction!

Erika said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while. You inspire me to run faster :)

Abbs said...

confession: I secretly blog-stalk you. Hehe! And I've convinced my hubby that caramel helps the baby grow so I make sure he stalks our cupboards with caramel the entire time I'm pregnant. Sadly only 2 more months before he'll stop doing that. ;)

Julia said...

confession: i started watching wheel of fortune because i thought it would improve my words with friends skills. im still losing. a lot.

Julia said...

follower

Julia said...

follow handful on FB

Julia said...

and follow on twitter!

Lisa said...

Confession: I 100% cannot live my life without sweets. I have tried time and time again to go on a dessert fast, and have never had enough will power to follow through beyond 3 days.

Lisa said...

I follow your blog! I found you from HRG and began following when I saw you were running the same first marathon as me (TOU) and having hip/pelvic/IT/entire left side :) issues too. Also, it seems you know my visiting teacher, Shelly Altom? Maybe? Saw you on her fb. Hoping to win this giveaway! I need it!

Lisa said...

I like HANDFUL on fb!

Andrea said...

A confession? I ate caramel popcorn for lunch. Today and most likely tomorrow. :)

Andrea said...

Also, I thought I already followed your blog, but I did it again for good measure.

Sarah said...

Confession: I hid in my laundry room and eat things that I don't want to share with my kids and I'm so flat I could really use this bra.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower of your blog!!

Sarah said...

and I just liked handful on FB

kalie said...

Confession: I love TBL but ever since I started watching it I see fat people and think, "hey! They should go on The Biggest Loser!" it isn't until after I think that that I realize how RUDE that was.

kalie said...

I follow the blog.

kalie said...

I like Handful on FB.

Jen said...

Twitter- Check.
Facebook- Check.
Following you- Check.

Confession: Sometimes when I am proud of myself for not doing something, I reward myself be doing it. (Example: I was really proud of myself for not buying a super cute dress that I wanted. So proud, I decided I deserved a reward, so I drove back to the mall and bought it.) I can rationalize anything!

I'm with Amber up there, I'm desperate for a good workout bra, hoping this bra would work for bustier people too :)

Jen said...

I have been quite guilty of putting make up on before a race as well. I know it's going to sweat off but I like a little color on my face - especially for those super early races and my face is slow pale and puffy that early. Ugh. Photo ops people! :)

Jen said...

I follow you!

Jen said...

I follow Handful on fb

Jen said...

I follow Handful on twitter too!

Jordan said...

Confession: I go through at least two large jars of salsa and two large bags of tortilla chips a week. It's my weakness!

Jordan said...

I already like Handful on facebook

Jordan said...

Following them on twitter, too
@j_mosh

Laurel C said...

I'm a blog follower!

Laurel C said...

I already follow Handful on twitter!

Laurel C said...

I like Handful on Facebook!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

Confession: I ate yogurt with oats and chocolate chips for dinner the past two nights because I was too lazy to cook and craving chocolate!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I'm a brand new follower!

Laurel C said...

hmmm a confession.....let's see.....well I guess my confession would be that I have a distorted relationship with food and exercise, and honestly wish I was "normal"

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I like handful on facebook!

Heidi said...

Confession: As soon as I put my girls down for a nap, I grab the Nutella out of the pantry and eat it by the spoonful.

Heidi said...

Follow the blog - check.

P.S. These bras sound absolutely amazing!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

Confession: I'm ADDICTED to the handful bras! I absolutely LOVE this company and have replaced ALL my vitoria's secret bras for handfuls, which is perfect because I only have a handful. Well, two handfuls:)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I'm a follower:)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I like handful on facebook!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I follow handful on twitter!

luckymom2boys said...

New blog follower here. I had to smile at your description of how your blog was inspired...my husband also hates hearing me talk about running. Sometimes I do it anyways. :-)

luckymom2boys said...

Confession: I have had three Shamrock Shakes in the last two weeks. I figured I am training for a marathon, I need the extra calories, right?!

luckymom2boys said...

I like Handful on Facebook. It's how I found your blog!

luckymom2boys said...

Following Handful on twitter.

Andeeme said...

confession,,,, I have done an entire Spin class (as the instructor) with my tights on inside out....

MegMarsh said...

I can confirm that these bras are a-MAY-zing! I have several and won't wear anything else. Confession: I started eating the Paleo diet in mid-January and am afraid that if I "cheat," I'll blow up like someone coming off of Atkins.

Blog: check.
Handful on FB: check.
Handful on twitter: check.

Natalie said...

Confession: Me and my twelve year old chest need this bra. :)

Natalie said...

I'm a follower!

Kimberly Bouldin said...

Yeah, I really need this bra - only time I really had any chest to speak of was when I was pregnant & nursing.

Kimberly Bouldin said...

Followed on Twitter

Kimberly Bouldin said...

"liked" on FB

Kimberly Bouldin said...

You are in my Google Reader

Ali Mc said...

confession - I am so happy you have a handful :) and I am only greedy when it comes to these bras b/c I love them more than anything :D

Suz and Allan said...

Confession: Yesterday I wore shorts I've had since 1992, yep 1992!

Suz and Allan said...

Follow your lovely blog!

Suz and Allan said...

Like Handful on fb

Suz and Allan said...

Follow Handful on twitter