My last great run was almost a year ago. I continue to struggle with back pain and continue to explore any and all things that promise relief from said pain and allow me to go back to my active life. In essence I haven’t been exercising regularly for more than a year. I have done so in fits and starts but usually such efforts end in pain and/or desultory efforts on my part.
But this hasn’t stopped me from pursing an unhealthy addiction to buying exercise clothing. And when you realize that buying plus size activewear isn’t that easy it’s makes my adherence to my addiction in spite of my not exercising somewhat heroic. — Or at least that’s what I tell myself.
I have purchased two bathing suits, four pairs of wool running socks, 1 pair of capris, 2 pair running shorts, 8 tanks and approximately 9 t-shirts. I’ve also bought one fitbit, two bathing caps (including one especially for long hair, and 1 pair of swim goggles (which don’t count as clothing but you do wear them to exercise so I thought I would include them.) Oh and at least 10 fitness apps.
A sympathetic person would say that I am keeping the dream alive and showing a positive attitude about my eventual return to working out and thus needing this extensive workout wardrobe. A less charitable and possibly more realistic person would probably say that it shows some kind of repressed emotions displaying narcissistic tendencies coupled with a strange attraction to lycra and wicking fabrics. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
In an effort to make good use of all this shopping (other than it looking pretty folded in my drawer) I thought I would share with you some online sites for plus size activewear that I have found. Some are shops that only cater to plus sizes and other sites they are just a small subset of the store. Either way I hope you can find something for you.
|Always for Me||International||4x|
|One Stop Plus||International||4x-6x|
|JunoActive||Canada & US||6x|
|Go Figure *||Canada & US||3x|
|Columbia||US and Canada have separate online stores||3x|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||US only||3x|
|Sportive Plus*||Canada and US||3x|
|Female for Life||International||18-20|
|State of Mind||International||28|
|Making it Big||International||6x|
|Additionelle*||Canada and US||4x|
|Running Bare||International||20 `|
|Old Navy*||US and Canada have separate online stores||3x|
|Ice Cream Wear*||Canada & US||2x and custom|
|Fit Girl Redefined||US only (shipping outside US might be arranged)||3x|