Day 163: Letting It Go
Let me tell you about my calves. I know you are dying to know! Ever since I was a little girl I have always hated my calves. I have always felt like they were so big. I remember hitting my calf and watching it jiggle back and forth. (Note: when any muscle is just dangling down it jiggles, but I didn’t know that as a young girl) Besides the fact that I always felt bigger than my friends, ie. they were 85 lbs and 4’8″ in 6th grade and I was 115 lbs and 5’4″, I had the big calves issues.
Since it is Thursday and totally a Throwback Thursday, I will share with you some pictures of my gams from the past.
Do you see what I mean now? I started tap dancing at 5 (shout out to Northeast School of Dance!! We were Best Overall, High Point, 1st Place National Champions. Take THAT Abby Lee!!!) and the muscles just kept growing. For a second they were long and lean but that is to be expected during the gawky stages. Then in high school I always felt like I had bigger legs (perhaps it was the ugly tube socks that made them look even bigger!) but then again I thought I was HUGE because I got a size 10 cheer skirt. I was just never a petite girl. I always had an athletic shape.
As I got older and got more into fashion and heels, I have wished that I had the legs to go with my taste. I would love to whip out a cute pair of heels and show of perfectly sculpted calves. I would love to get dolled up in jeans and boots and go out for a night on the town. What’s the problem….my dang calves! I have SUCH a hard time finding boots to fit over these bad boys. I try on cute boots and sometimes they don’t even fit HALF WAY around my calves. Frustrating! Two years ago I bought a pair of boots with extended calves. What a shot to the old ego! I mean I know my calves are bigger but extended!? OUCH!
Today, I am letting my calf frustration, embarrassment, and resentment go. I am letting it all go. In fact, I am going to show off my gams to you, like it or not! I have worked hard to lose weight and dang it! I am going to show a little of that off today. So, here goes nothing!
Well, now that those are out in the open, maybe, just maybe you will see me sporting some leggings and boots around town this fall and winter. What do you think? Yes? Or Not yet?