Some verve for the curves |

Some verve for the curves

Sheba R. Wheeler
The Denver Post
Model Amara for Fitness story on curvy fashion for workout clothing on Friday, May 14, 2010. Hiking clothing. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post
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Ex-jock and new mom Kelly Mooney has lost 8 pounds in the past month, but the reason she thinks she’s been successful may surprise you:

An Enell Elite Sports Bra and a Lucy yoga pant that conform to her curvaceous 5-foot-11, size-18 frame.

“My new workout clothes make me feel more capable no matter my size,” says Mooney. “I really do feel that I am more of an athlete because I can concentrate on doing what I’m there to do instead of being self-conscious about how I look.”

The former high school and college athlete is getting back into shape after motherhood and age packed on the pounds. Running and jumping would have been off limits before, Mooney says, because there were few plus-size active wear options.

“I don’t have to battle the bounce in my breast, wear boxy tops that hide my curves, or drawstring pants with droopy drawers that don’t fit,” says Mooney, who plans to race in this year’s Winter Park Rendezvous Run For Independence in her cousin’s memory.

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