Friday, April 20, 2012

Q: is for Quads

I tone my abs, they get smaller and tighter.  I tone my arms, they get stronger and leaner.  I squat or run or jump or lunge, the bigger my quads get.  No matter how much fat I shed from them, I've got some big girls holding up this bod of mine.  At times, the fight between myself and my jeans straight from the dryer can take a beating on this girl's self esteem.  Heck, sometimes I think even my jeans are crying at the end of it!  It seems no matter what I do, thanks be to Mom, I'm stuck with my thunder thighs.

After my most recent bought with my Levi's, when I was debating on giving up on all that is thigh, I came across the ad below.  I'm not a huge fan of Nike (or really any big brands that do big brand-y things).  However, I admit I must give them props for one of their more recent ads targeted towards women and the assets we struggle with most.  This one is by far my favorite and I wanted to share because I doubt I'm the only owner of these huge gals.

             "I have thunder thighs. And that's a compliment because they are strong. And toned. And muscular. 
             And though they are unwelcome in the petite section, they are cheered on in marathons. 
             Fifty years from now, I'll bounce a grandchild on my thunder thighs and then I'll go out for a run."

Upon seeing this I could only think of one phrase: A-men-Sista-Friend!  And aside from that: my thighs look damn good in those Levi's!  Nothing left to do but embrace what Mama gave!


  1. Oh that's me too! I cannot find pants to fit my legs....if I do the waist is swimming around me! Size 7 pants for the hips and size 12's for the legs...and I am not fat. And forget finding tights that fit...they lie. I am 5'10" and no where near the 155 lb. weight limit on those things...but they never fit.

    Thanks for the the Nike comments.
    Happy A-Z weekend!

  2. Um, yeah. Nature's pretty mean sometimes.

  3. I hear ya! Quite fancied the idea of skinny jeans some time ago, but my thighs are obviously more muscled than your average woman as they never fit either :)

  4. Oh -- that's a groan. This stuff hurts. Well not really. Great job I bet Z will be about zumba? I had to see what the very last number in this huge list was about. Good job.

  5. Keep on running!!!

    run by

  6. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  7. Yup. They do hold up well! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs in April, and with this visit to yours, I have succeeded! My alphabet is at

  8. Well said! Great post! It's a brilliant ad by Nike too.

  9. Have huge thighs too but I don't mind them, my trainer always makes me do squats to tone my bum and thighs, and the next day OMG am I in pain I can't even sit down and yes you're right, why do they never seem to look any smaller!

    Ps I left an award for you on my blog