This year I made a resolution to wear more leggings.
I have a love/hate relationship with leggings. To be more precise, I have a love/hate relationship with my body that goes as far back to when I began having conscious thoughts as a human being in society. That aspect of my life has been with me, day and night, waking and sleeping, for over 15 years. The idea that my body is not, has never been and will never be a conventional shape and therefore it is automatically expected to be hidden, conned, “flattered” into an optical illusion more closely resembling the standard of correctness. It’s programmed deeply into me, into all of us. The insinuation that of course I am “allowed” to accept and even love my body… that is, if I agree to the exhaustive process of either changing it or otherwise disguising it to resemble something more suitable for societal viewing.
Leggings are revealing. They are what a glossy fashion magazine calls “unforgiving” for the large and “accentuating” for the slim. Leggings cover everything yet show everything. Wearing leggings forces you - and the world - to view your own, true, unique shape. In my case, that “shape” is not one considered proper to be seen wearing leggings.
To that I say, no. I pledge to wear leggings as much as humanly possible, and love my legs in them. I am done criticizing my body for everything I’ve been told is incorrect, and fully ready to love my body for precisely what it is and (more importantly) for what it can do. I deserved to love my body at its highest weight and biggest size. I deserved to love my body in its lowest, painful ED-tortured state. I deserve to love my body at any weight, shape or size, and I am going to love my body right now. Not ten pounds from now, not ten workouts from now, not that elusive pair of “flattering” pants from now. RIGHT NOW, and for every day of my future.
I am showing my thick thunderous thighs and chunky calves to the world because I am going to love the hell out of these legs. I’m going to powerlift with them and hike mountains with them and run 5K’s with them and let cute people touch them and wear sparkly neon leggings on them or wear nothing on them at all if I feel like it. Because this love/hate relationship is finished. There’s no more room for hate. Love is taking over. <3
I can’t answer this privately because you chose the anon option (<this means I have no option to answer privately).
Starving yourself??? Doing cardio every day obsessively?
> You’re NOT going anywhere positive with this horrendous approach. Your upper body becomes even more skinny because of losing of even more fat and muscles up there from non eating…and your hips will look even more wide compared to your extremely skinny upper body as the pear shape bone structure will still be there (wide hip bones…you can’t starve your bones away, can you?!).
The only thing you can do is to start doing some proper strength training to get some muscle volume around your upper body AND to eat healthy (<plenty of great suggestions and tips to find for healthy eating all around tumblr), to make sure you have enough supply to actually build your body (<no food=no muscles…no muscles=flabby, sick body…sick body=death…or if we are really going down only the looks route=looking like shit).
So if you don’t want to look like straight from a “zombie apocalypse” horror move (< and I mean you playing the zombie part…not the hero part…as hero’s DO eat and have survival instinct;)), then I’d highly recommend you stop all the starving and start the eating plus the strength training.
I myself can only maintain a lean and muscular body, because I do eat A LOT of really good food. And because of this healthy eating, I can train accordingly and build my body:) I’m not lean from starving. If you want this tight, lean and fancy body, then you got to take care of it. If you treat it like shit, it will look like shit (<and again, I’m still talking just about the vanity aspect here as this seems to be the main issue in your case).
Any way…the other thing is that you might be a pear, but a beautiful pear!!!
A wonderful blog which deals with this subject is>
Nothing wrong with being a pear. It’s supposed to be a very healthy body shape:) Think a bout Rihanna and Beyonce. Hell, they are rocking the pear shape right. Beautiful women!
Another blog you should have a look at for strength training inspiration is>
I find this woman from Iron-inside incredibly inspirational as you will see that eating and lifting very heavy stuff is an amazing training’s approach. She doesn’t only look absolutely stunning but she is also very strong and has the energy to achieve anything in life.
And if you really do want to lose weight, then I can highly recommend to follow these blogs …as these blogs are from women who are doing the weight loss right!
As you can clearly see> They all eat!
Any way, good luck! Eat healthy, train well and be positive!
Stay body positive~ whether you’re 90 pounds or 390 pounds, weight is just a number, your personality is what makes you beautiful. You don’t have to be a size four to post photos of you in your skivvies
Got some new leggings!!
And omg i just realized im pear shapped
Reblog if ur like me!!
I wore a tight dress
I went shopping with my sister and tried on a bodycon dress for the first time…I was always convinced they would look ridiculous on my pear shaped body but I don’t know…I felt kinda good in this :) Maybe I should buy myself a dress like this…what do you think?
also my hair is now a different colour…slightly darker with a hint of copper…rather unintended result but I guess it could be worse.
I need to tone my thunder thighs up loads and lose about 7 pounds and get a boob job but I absolutely love this bikini, I want the tropical one now too.Also it was a huge deal for me posting this but I need to gain confidence in myself because I feel like a potato all of the time.
Tried on some corsets at Victoria’s Secret today and felt really confident in this one in particular and for the first time in a while I really was comfortable with my pear shaped body. Figured I would share.
anyone know of any good retailers of pants for women with relatively thin waists and big hips? i’ve had some success with the gap “curvy” style but i’m open to suggestions
Feeling cute today
I look cute even in big knickers hah.
Totally feeling my outrageously comfy outfit of the day
I always struggled with bullies in middle and high school about the fact that I’ve always been curvy and plumper than most girls for my age. and my mom would always tell me “Jay, one day you’re going to love your curves and be thankful for them” and I never believed her, until now.
Measurements: 36 - 27 - 42 , 5’ 6”