This got me thinking though, what is wrong with big thighs!?! I know there is a certain "look" that dancers need/want to maintain, but what about the rest of us? I for one, am tired of seeing scrawny models on the covers of supposed fitness magazines. There are too many young girls out there going through extreme measure to be pencil thin because that is how they view sexy.
Well, here are my "stats"...let's celebrate the athletic body type. (Note: I am not trying to brag about myself. As a constant, middle-of-the-pack AGer, I am well aware that there are more athletic women out there than me. I just want us all to be proud of the results that our hard work gets us.)
I am 5'3" and 120 lbs - this doesn't get much lower by time I get to my peak performance shape. (I love to eat!!)
When I buy jeans that fit my waist, the thighs are always tight. This makes me happy because it means they are strong enough to pedal through long miles on the bike.
My arms are not sticks either, which can only mean they will pull me through a long swim...even when I feel like I'm drowning.
I will never have abs...in high school I weighed 105 and I still couldn't find an abdominal muscle in there.
And on a note that doesn't have anything to do with an athletic body...I love all of the tan lines from my socks, shorts, and sports bras. It means I am fortunate enough to go outside to exercise.