Last updated on March 8th, 2016 at 02:17 am
A guy in college once told me I had beefy legs ! What? He said he meant it as a compliment … as in muscular! Humph!Here is a tip boys... NEVER EVER tell a woman she has beefy thighs! Click To Tweet
I haven’t had to struggle with my weight much throughout my life. I did struggle with my weight for the first time after I had my baby! I had an extra 20 lbs and I worked hard to shed the weight! Now that I’m back to my normal size, I’ve maintained it! I don’t tend to fluctuate much, however, that doesn’t mean that I’m always happy with my body!
I’m somewhere between curvy hourglass and pear shaped! I have small waist , big hips and I’ve struggled with big thighs! No matter how much weight I loose, my thighs are always thick! When I exercise, my thighs get big and muscular fast! I can’t win! In general, I’m not insecure, but everyone once in a while, a picture or video of myself will set me off in a spiral of negative thinking!
We all have our trouble spots. The issue is how do you deal with it! Sometimes you just have to change the way you think!
Here is what I’ve learned through out the years about dealing with “beefy thighs”!
Strong is the new Sexy – Change the way you think! I’ve seen the “Strong is the new Sexy” motto plastered all over Pinterest and Facebook lately and I’m adopting it! My thighs might be big, but they are definitely muscular therefore sexy!
Change what you can! When I was 20 lbs overweight, I didn’t feel good, I lacked energy and felt insecure! I took matters into my own hands. I lost my first 10 lbs using the Nike Training Club App. I know I talk about this app often, it’s still one of my favorites. I lost the last 10 lbs using P90X3. Some might ask if those programs really work? My answer is absolutely! I love it and I learned a lot about weight training and nutrition in the process. However, I don’t think this program is for everyone.
Accept what you can’t change! Easier said than done! My body shape is determined by genetics! I can’t change it. Perhaps I’m hard on myself. I see my identical twin sister (who went from a size 13 to a size 6 with running and proper nutrition). She has the same legs I do and I think “wow, maybe my thighs look better than I think they do”. Everyone should have an identical twin, it really gives you the opportunity to see how other see you! Sorry if you don’t have a twin #SorryNotSoSorry.
Don’t let yourself go, put yourself first sometimes. Especially if you are a mom, it’s so easy to be the last person you take care of. But put some efforts in your looks and you’ll feel better about yourself. You deserve it as well. Here is what makes me feel better, a pedicure, a new dye job, groomed eyebrows, smooth legs and sexy underwear under my clothes! It helps to make me feel confident! I think that confidence shines through. A little effort goes a long way!
Don’t Compare yourself to others! I apply this rule to running, looks and many other aspects in life! If you always compare yourself to others you will just be disappointed or it might lead to jealousy! You should only be comparing yourself to yourself. Are you continually improving? Concentrate on being the best version of yourself you can be!
Everyone has their trouble spots! What’s yours and how do you deal with it?