Yesterday was only my second Parkrun, but I’m already hooked. There’s something very addictive about trying to shave a couple of seconds off your time each week, and I LOVE the positive, energetic vibes. Nobody drags themselves into town at 9am to run 3 laps around the park unless they actually want to, do they? Such a fun community feel and fab start to the weekend, (and the blue skies didn’t hurt either!). Of course I had dead legs for the rest of the day – sign of a good workout! So satisfying in an achy kind of way.
Talking of legs (dead or otherwise), it seems a thicker thigh can be a bit of a Marmite thing. I was recently asked if I’d be prepared to lose the quads to get modelling work. Err… no. I like the look, I like the strength, and I probably couldn’t get rid of them if I tried! Everybody’s physique goals are personal to them, and for me, I like the strong look and I like being able to do tuck jumps and squats. For the modelling industry, I get that a more standard size 6-8 makes their life much easier when it comes to samples. The fuss has died down a little now too but in the last few years we’ve seen nothing but thigh gaps either. No denying that having meatier thighs is not without its challenges though – skinny jeans I’m looking at you! How on earth rugby players get a decent pair of well-fitting jeans I do not know.
Top and bottom of it is, if you like your thighs strong and developed, soft and girly, long and slim, it doesn’t really matter. We’re fed so many conflicting images of the ‘perfect body’ in the media that you’re never going to be everyone’s cup of tea whatever shape or size, so aiming for whatever makes YOU happy and works for YOUR body is the only way forward. Changing to suit somebody else’s ideals just won’t be worth it. Best to start liking what you do have and quit stressing over what you don’t have.
Anyway, I’m off to meet up with some blogger gals this afternoon to try out some Vapiano eats for their #EatPastaRunFaster campaign, so the quads will be put to use testing that theory tomorrow!
lily kate x
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Lucy Jane24th April 2016 at 3:05 pm
I have pretty large thighs and I don’t think I’d ever be able to loose them! I really do hate the perception of ‘perfection’ in a body because like you said, we are all so different why should it matter? Learning to love your body is so important as well as being able to work on it if that’s your goals. You are definitely sending out the right message so keep on going!
Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane
lily kate28th April 2016 at 9:13 pm
Same here Lucy! It’s completely unrealistic to all strive for the same goals when we’re built so physically different that it’s literally impossible!
Thank you so much for stopping by and being so lovely!
GJ24th April 2016 at 3:29 pm
It took me 6 months to find a well fitting pair of jeans!!
lily kate28th April 2016 at 9:16 pm
never fail to crack me up George 😀 😀 😀
Max24th April 2016 at 3:40 pm
Funny someone asked you to lose the thighs. Sure just swap them out with some sticks! If you are a model you probably get used to people talking to you and about you as if you were a Lego person. It seems a little rude. I notice that my thighs are more developed than other peoples too. I have been taking ballet classes and I wear shorts, so I can’t help but notice. And it is perectly true, skinny jeans are a bitch to fit.
lily kate28th April 2016 at 9:18 pm
Funny message to give isn’t it :/ I guess the modelling industry isn’t known for being kind and friendly! Yay for developed thighs – they’re strong and can do lots of fun things! Apart from wear certain skinny jeans, but life goes on eh 😀