I Love My Legs

For as long as I can remember, I've been self conscious about my legs . I've always I thought that they were too scrawny and hated my bony, knobby knees!

I have this memory of going shoe shopping with my mom when I was probably somewhere betwen 9 and 11 years old, and I remember specifically trying to find shoes that didn’t make my feet look too big for my legs!

Well, now, women tell me they want my legs. Now, people see my legs and say, "You must workout!" The bodypart I always hated the most has turned out to be one of my best features. Because of the muscle I have built through strength training, I don't have to be ashamed of my legs anymore. I can honestly say now that I am kind of proud of my legs!

So, because I have bashed them and said some hateful words to them in the past, today I 'm going to give my legs some love. ;)

My legs ....

They are long and lean.

They have muscle and definition.

They are FAST and powerful.

They are a sign of my love for lifting, sprinting, and jumping.

They are the result of years of squatting and lunging heavy weights.

They are strong, allowing me to squat over 1.5 times my bodyweight.


They are marked with scars, "battle wounds," from sports, deadlifts, and missed box jumps. 

They  have grown bigger and stronger with each painful, grueling rep in the gym.

They are the PROOF of my hard work and persistence.

I love my legs.

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  1. I'm only starting to lift a little heavier, and I've been skinny all my life. I want nice strong legs, but I do find it weird to notice some new changes, like my upper thighs getting big!! Eek. I know everyone's body is different, but did it freak you out at all about your legs getting bigger in shape? I was expecting more the front/quads to get bigger..lol.

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    1. No, I've always just wanted my legs bigger, whether it's the back, front, top, bottom-wherever! lol. You can't really make a certain part of your legs grow and not another, especially if you are doing compound lifts like squats and lunges. There are so many muscles being worked that will respond and grow! Like right now I'm loving that the small abductor muscles near the upper and outside of my legs are getting bigger! Just keep training, and it will come along and then you can worry more about "shaping" later(if ever)! ;)

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