Health & Nutrition Editorial | Finding Your Balance | Tenderly Obsessive

Not all boobies are created equal (yes, you can quote me on that). They come in different shapes, sizes and even colours. And you know what? They’re all beautiful. Each and every single one, or technically both of them. Whatever. But they also have something else in common… they all deserve some serious love.

Other than giving them a good old fashioned titty-hug every now and then (yeah, maybe don’t quote me on that one though), you can show them some gratitude by treating your body right. What you put into and onto your body affects your health. Speaking of healthy, are you getting enough exercise these days? Regardless of the amount, you should make sure your lady lumps are fully supported along the way.

This week, I want to talk about the Tenderly Obsessive fitness bra from the New Balance Psyche Collection available at The Running Room. With sculpted, moisture-wicking cups for support, this bra offers shaping and modesty with it’s adjustable straps and wrap-around mesh panels for breathability. Geared more towards high impact for A and B cups, this baby pushes the envelope when it comes to the basic bra design.

product photo shoot    Camera Angles include: 3.Left 3Q,2.Back

Upon further research into this wonderful ta-ta holder, I discovered that the “padded cups are lined with fabric constructed in S.Cafe yarns (recycled coffee grounds) that offer great moisture wicking properties and also odor-resistant properties”. Yes. There’s recycled COFFEE grounds in there. Is there anything that coffee can’t do? LOVE. IT.


Eat within 30 minutes of finishing your workout! Mais, pourquoi? Well, by consuming the proper amount of protein and carbs post-workout, you’ll help your muscles to recover and you’ll refuel your body. You’ll be sure to feel more energized as long as you’re making a healthy post-workout food choice. If you’re not eating clean and fuelling your body with the proper nutrients during your exercise, what’s the point really? We all know how easy it is to add carbs to our diets, but many people struggle with the added protein. A simple solution to this is to look on and purchase a protein powder that you can easily add to smoothies and milkshakes. A lot of people think these powders taste gross but there are lots of different flavors available so they can actually add to the taste of your smoothies! The best part about this option is that if you find yourself asking “does protein powder expire” you’ll quickly discover that it has a much longer shelf-life than you probably thought! The smoothie recipe for this week actually includes protein powder so make sure to check it out below.



The Tenderly Obsessive Smoothie

This dessert-like hormone-balancing sweet treat is sure to get you revved up and energized!

1 TSP Maca

1 TBSP Raw Cacao Powder

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1/4 CUP Pumpkin Puree

1 TSP Ground Flax Seed

1 1/2 CUPS Milk of choice (i.e. Coconut, Almond, Rice, etc)

1 Date (optional – if you like it really sweeeeet)

If you’re not finding it thick enough, add more pumpkin or some ice cubes!

What the heck is Maca though? Well, you may have heard of this little gem before as it’s popping up all over the place these days. It’s peruvian ginseng and packs an energizing punch (great for in the bedroom too… just sayin). Raw cacao is full of antioxidants, zinc, fibre and magnesium – all required for a great workout and healthy bod. Eating chocolate to stay healthy? Yes please! Flax seeds, while high in fibre and omega fats, are fantastic at helping to balance those hormones.

Why pumpkin though? Well surprisingly, pumpkin and chocolate taste pretty awesome together. But also, pumpkin is currently in season and contains a ton of beta-carotene which converts in a form of Vitamin A in the body. Among many other functions, this helps to keep your vision in check! And trust me, you’ll want to see how great you look in your sexy, supportive fitness gear from New Balance!


Oh wait, did you want one of your own New Balance Psyche Bras too?

Enter to WIN the perfect NB Psyche bra with me by following these few simple steps.

Step 1: Follow @NewBalanceCan, @DoTheDaniel & @CNSugrue on Twitter

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** Tweet must comply with above format to be entered to win. Winner must be following all twitter accounts as listed in Step # 1. Contest odds depend on how many valid entries are received. Contest runs until Friday, December 5th 2014 at 5:00pm EST. Four Winners will be chosen at random and announced via @CNSugrue’s Twitter account on December 5th 2014. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. Contest winners will be contacted and subsequently emailed for personal details to have their prize sent to them. Contest open to Canadian residents only.**

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Photos: Catherine Sugrue & New Balance Canada