From leg lifts to forcing myself into a pair of Spanx (um, can anybody breathe in those things?), I’ve tried just about everything over the years to get skinnier thighs, but I think I’ve finally come to terms with my curves.
No, I’ll never have “thighs that don’t touch,” but I’ve also realized that legs that skinny aren’t a reality for most women. Only a very, very small percentage of the population has that thin of a body-type—and it’s destructive for the rest of us to try to reach that level of thin. Besides, strong thighs can be pretty hot.
My thighs are strong from yoga and running, and the muscle I’ve built up isn’t necessarily magazine-cover material, but I think it should be. Athletes and dancers and women who do stuff have strong thighs—including a lot of women we do see on magazine covers, like Beyonce and Rihanna. It’s just the magic of Photoshop that turns their strong thighs skinny.
In that spirit, I think we should all give our legs a little love today. Go for a jog, try out some karate, dance around your bedroom, or do something else to flex their muscle power. If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ’em.