Thunder Thighs

by Jennifer
(Sylvester, Ga, USA)

I'm 16 years-old. 5'2" and 124 lbs. I guess you can say that's average. I'm very active in sports. I love to run and to do gymnastics; I used to cheer. I noticed that the more i worked out the bigger my thighs got. I knew then that it was just muscle, so I ignored it.

But then i started noticing stretch marks on my inner thigh. And when I stopped working out for a year, my thighs became flubby. I was terrified to wear shorts! I strayed away from short skirts and anything that came above the knees.

Then I landed the lead role in my school play. My costume: a 70's mini dress. ugh! I feared going out on stage with people from my school in the audience. I was scared that they would make fun of my thighs. The next day, all I heard were comments about my legs. From both guys and girls! They were GOOD compliments too! I was so shocked!

Now, I'm not afraid of that cute mini-skirt in the store window, or of wearing shorts to gym class. I guess that landing the lead was God's way of saying that I need not fear my body image.

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Feb 06, 2009
RE: Thunder Thighs
by: Rachel

We women/girls are often times guilty of being far more critical of ourselves then need be. Your story was a pleasure to read! Body confidence is so attractive and it is easier to let you light shine when you’re not focusing on hang ups.

Thanks for sharing!

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