I am a big believer in the saying “Amazing things rarely happen in your comfort zone.” I’ve spent the better part of 10 years stepping outside my comfort zone with wonderful results – I’ve flown airplanes, I’ve gone skydiving, I’ve rafted Class IV-V rapids with strangers, I’ve gone to naked spas, I’ve meet fascinating people with alternative views on life, I’ve kayaked in the Pacific ocean, I’ve whale watched, I’ve crawled through caves with holes a regulation basketball wouldn’t fit through. And I’ve enjoyed it all (except for the cave crawl which I WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN).
But the one thing that strikes fear in me, that I really don’t want to do but think I probably should, is wear a strapless minidress and go out in public. Yes, nothing scares me more. I would rather get in the water with a great white shark than don a mini skirt and go out in public.
Of course, this has everything to do with my insecurities about my legs. So in usual fashion I’ve gone online to find similar examples of “thick legs” and I’ve posted them here. I actually like them. I should look at them everyday (instead of pictures of Kate Moss and other lollipop supermodels) and see if I don’t feel better about my own body. So here you go…. my “thick leg” photo collage.
I’m beginning to realize that as we get older, our bodies will start to fail us. It’s an inevitable part of the aging process. And do I want to spend the time I have left fighting with my body or loving it?! I think loving it is the better option.
Love curvy bodies? Care to comment?