Curiosity takes me to summer and floor length bathing suits
Oh, those would be pants! And not too functional for swimming on a lazy, hazy summer day. I love the water, and am happy that I am past the phase of being extremely self conscious about my thighs. There are benefits to being very near-sighted; I just take my glasses off and I can’t see a thing!
My kids on the other hand had the pleasure of watching me snorkeling in Hawaii a few years ago, before I had found a good pair of longer swim shorts. I was able to dive deep to look at coral and fish, and they found it highly amusing to watch my thighs jiggling as I swam. Perhaps my thighs are like the elegant, undulating fins of a stingray. Yeah, we’ll go with that!
Why can’t there be more celebration of people getting out there and doing things, regardless of how big or small they are? I am not supporting being overweight and inactive unless you physically can’t, but muscles, covered by a bit (okay, more than a bit) of cellulite, should not be cause for shame.
I remember an English teacher in university helping me to celebrate. I had written a poem titled “How to pick up guys with thunder thighs” which he thought was so good that I should read it to the class. No dates, but I got a few laughs; with me not at me. I should have kept that poem!
Here’s hoping you can get out and enjoy the summer doing your favourite activities! Me, I will be jiggling away as I swim and paddle board and loving every minute!