Here’s something that makes me a little bit crazy. You know all those headlines on magazines and websites that scream:
Lose 10lbs of belly fat!!
Slim your thighs in ten days!!
Go down two pants sizes in two weeks!!
Well, guess what? It’s a lie!! A blatant lie. Now we all know that marketers are paid to sell magazines and get click throughs on websites. However, they should at least stick to the truth. But they don’t (in this case), so I will.
You can’t target certain areas of your body to lose weight. You cannot do it. Repeat, cannot. Yes, you can strengthen certain areas. You can focus on abs, back, butt, thighs, whatever. But if you have weight to lose in the targeted body part, you will have the satisfaction of being strong, you will be healthier and better prepared for life—but you will not necessarily be thinner in that area.
Here is the deal. Your body chooses. Ever lose weight and the first thing you notice is loose rings? Yup—your hands have lost weight. Wow, thanks body. For me, it is always face and hands first. Face is a bit better, but I am a pear shape. I carry my extra weight in my butt and thighs. That is where I want to be slimmer. Guess where I lose weight last?? You got it—butt and thighs.
But you know what? I have come to terms with this. Instead of lamenting my small bra size and my disproportionate thighs, I turn it around. My legs are larger, but they are strong. I am short and have strong legs. That will help me as I age to keep my balance and not fall and break my hip. Not breaking my hip will allow me to live longer, as breaking a hip is often the beginning of the end for older women. Ta-da!! A reason to love my thighs. And I don’t even think it is a stretch.
So unless you’re going to lose every pound of your extra weight, chances are your “trouble spots” are going to remain somewhat troublesome. As we are not perfectionists here at LornaGager.com, I challenge you to turn your troublesome areas into something you can embrace. If you are bigger on top—show it off! Appreciate it and remember that there are lots of us who would thrill to be able to fill out a bigger bra. If you are a pear shape like me—see above.
There is always a way to feel thankful for what we have. You just have to decide to find it and embrace it.
Who cares what the magazines say–what part of yourself have you learned to love? Please share below in the comment section.
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