Do you remember back when I was talking about the not-so-fun thing about gaining weight? Well, I’m here to be real with you again. I have never, ever, ever heard a woman say one nice thing about their thighs. I have never heard myself say one nice thing about my thighs. You know what? I have held myself back for way to long because of the size of my thighs.
The dreaded day came. It was a day that I could no longer wear jeans and a shirt and be still weather appropriate. I knew I had to go to my dreaded shorts drawer. I specifically made myself be alone so I could deal with whatever emotions I had. In addition to the general dread of shorts season, I knew that a lot of shorts were’t going to fit due to my weight gain. Well, that day came and not only did it come way too fast, it came on a day where I don’t think I could have felt more bloated. I felt disgusting.
A few weeks later I joined a fitness program. A very nice, very expensive one that will hold me accountable. I met with a trainer and she reminded me that I could either accept where I was right then and there and work to become the person I want to be, or I could continue to focus on what bothered me and look back in 10 years and think about the fact that I was held back by something. That really stuck with me. I’ve gotten into the mindset of being able to accept where I am today but never forgiving myself for HOW I got where I am today.
I got this chambray shirt from Gordman’s and honestly? It’s so freaking comfortable and it’s like the best wardrobe stable there is. I felt so good in it and then I got in front of a camera and I was just blaahhhh. But you know what? I realized something, sometimes I just need to realize that I can still feel pretty and good about myself despite wearing shorts with legs that are basically reflectors because they are so white. I ended up wearing this and honestly? After about an hour I forgot how I thought I looked and was able to focus on how great I felt as I ate pizza outside. So like the post says, stop hating your thighs and live your wonderful life.
P.S. You should know you rock and that you are NOT defined by your size, thighs, your looks or anything else like that. You keep on being you and don’t let ANYTHING change that. So stop hating your thighs and live your life.