Somehow it’s already October 1st and while I can hardly believe it, I’m not going to waste any time, I want to dive right into a pretty serious topic…the thigh gap.
We’ve all heard people talk about the thigh gap, it’s a topic that seems to come up in the media over and over again and even now that we’re facing all this talk about the waist trainer (oh dear, please don’t even get me started), I couldn’t hold back addressing this topic any longer.
First and foremost, I guess I should start by saying that I get it. Many many years ago, I too wanted that gap between my thighs. I saw other girls have it and didn’t understand why I didn’t. I didn’t see my legs in a very good light but I’m not that person anymore.
With growing up, so did my perspective and view of my body. I started seeing the things that I once criticized in a whole new light.
Those thighs that don’t touch?
They’re strong and powerful. They carry me throughout the day; they help me run mile after mile; they help me achieve a new PR on my squat.
And that only skims the surface. So who cares if there isn’t some superficial space in between them? I’m at a point now in my life where I would rather they touch; I would rather them be strong and beautiful for how they were made.
So what’s my point of this all?
I want the thigh gap talk to stop. I want to stop hearing people wishing and striving for that. I want to stop hearing people (especially those my age) reference it like it’s a sign of health…News Flash! All of our bodies are different and as such, health and strength looks a bit different in each of us.
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I want to see people embrace their gorgeous bodies for what they are – GORGEOUS!
I want to see the shift back to HEALTH and away from fads.
I want to see us lifting one another up for our differences vs. tearing each other down.
To me it seems simple enough but it’s going to take an army, a community, a movement. It’s going to take us all putting our feet down and saying ENOUGH is ENOUGH! Won’t you join me?
Now tell me – what are your thoughts on the thigh gap?
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