One of the most annoying things about getting in shape (beyond finding a gym, sweating, getting motivated, and dieting) is finding good workout wear. I'm a big person, yet most workout accoutrements are made for thin people.
Irony – it's not just for Alanis Morrisette anymore.
The biggest culprit is the sports bra, as some of you may know. A lot of them you have to pull over your head, but they're tight around the torso for support. Getting in one of them requires advanced contortionism. Getting out of it while sweaty? Hand me the scissors.
This is why I was so glad to find the Fiona bra from Moving Comfort ($44). It's made for bigger women – sizes go up to 40DD. It snaps on like a traditional bra, has ultra-adjustable shoulder straps, and has a wide band around the back and sides to support without digging in. This bra is so comfortable I can wear it all day (and have) and not feel uncomfortable. It'll support you while you engage in high-impact sports like jogging.
Don't let sports bra torture keep you from supporting yourself properly when you exercise. You'll keep the Fiona around even after you get to your goal weight.