Another blogger I follow had a post this week about how she finally got over hating her thighs. I think it’s common for women to focus on a part of their body they don’t like, which is really a waste of energy. Better to switch focus to what that body part does for you and how amazing our bodies are in general.
1. Take note of other athletic women. Competitive athletic women. Downhill skiers, mountain bike racers and anyone else who’s race uniform involves at least some amount of spandex stretched across their arse. Compare this to the waifs on the catwalk. Notice that women who actually do something with their bodies besides act as stand-in coat hangers have *gasp* muscles!
2. Observe your profile in a mirror. Slip on a pair of high heeled shoes. Observe your profile again. Notice how standing on your tippy toes pushes up the calf & butt muscles. Now you know the real reason these foot torture devices were invented: to give shape to the shapeless. Rejoice that your ample thighs and butt give you this desirable shape without foot pain, calluses and bunions.
3. Take up backcoutry skiing. Feel your thighs and gluts burn with lactic acid from skinning up and skiing down. Better yet, learn tele- free the heal and feel the burn. You’ll learn very quickly that there is no way you can have this much fun without strong quads & gluts. You’ll beg to go to the gym and have your legs torched by set after set of back squats, deadlifts, and lunges till your quads rip out of a pair of shorts like the Hulk.