May 25, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever shared this, but one of my first boyfriends (back in mid…

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I don’t think I’ve ever shared this, but one of my first boyfriends (back in middle school) called me thunder thighs… I remember it like it was yesterday. We were on the bus, I had on jean shorts and my legs were pressed against the bus seat when he said it. The beauty of the whole situation is that I had never heard the term before (and there was no google to ask) so I took it as a compliment and politely said thanks. 😂 I honestly thought he was saying I had thighs like Wonder Woman. 💃🏻 Years later when I found out what thunder thighs actually meant I was so thankful my younger self had no clue. 🙏🏼
Anyhow, I share this story just to let that old bf know that today I’m proud and thankful for my strong thunder thighs. 👊🏼
Double tap if someone has ever said something negative about your body that has stuck with you for years. And if so, make today the day you let it go! Bye Felicia! 👋
📸: @_michelle_chu

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  • I had the same experience and in my head I was like what the heck are thunder thighs but it did bother me at the time!! I’ve always had strong muscular looking legs and I’m so glad I’m not self conscious about them anymore. You look amazing! Love your outfit!

    fitnhealthy_ May 26, 2018 5:13 pm Reply
  • When I was a teenager a boy said I had bony knees. I wished my legs were bigger. Seriously.

    annavoronezhskaya May 26, 2018 5:33 pm Reply
  • Proud thunder thighs and bubble butt right here 👍🏼

    tracevitale May 26, 2018 5:53 pm Reply
  • Love this post!

    waywardgypsy333 May 26, 2018 8:32 pm Reply
  • Aw i love that you shared this

    press.startnutrition May 26, 2018 8:40 pm Reply
  • I understand! Growing up painfully tall and thin I constantly heard it all. Then later when I blossomed I got a whole new set of names. It seems it never ends until you find the peace with self know matter what others say.
    So Bye Felicia! 👋🏻

    jeanlucythomas May 26, 2018 10:04 pm Reply
  • Yup, three boys taunted me and called me the same thing. I was 11 or 12. It hurt for years. But I joined track and embraced my muscles. I was one of the fastest sprinters due to those glorious thighs. It’s just too bad society’s idea of perfect thighs are straight, no muscle and that clothes are made for that “thigh gap.” Just find yourself a man that loves your legs too and you’re all set (glad I am!)

    fodmaplife May 27, 2018 12:13 am Reply
  • Boys who were supposed to be my friends and who I ran competitively with told me that I was pretty but my legs were too big and some of them called me “trunkers” because of my legs. Its always stuck with me but now I think I’ll personally refer to them as Wonder Woman thighs 💕

    stephieruns May 27, 2018 1:31 am Reply
  • I have fat granny feet….. Still sticks with me but I don’t have them it was my socks in 6th grade! Boys are mean…. Still remember all the mean comments!!! Thank you for sharing!

    windyhillfiber May 27, 2018 2:07 am Reply
  • All sorts of names I was cold, even more hurting in my African language back then. But now I’m absolutely in love with my thick, solid, thunder, fit thighs.

    solidfitkeke May 27, 2018 8:36 am Reply
  • A similar thing happened to me in my early twenties & sadly I did know exactly what he meant!! Honestly I have been so self conscious of my thighs ever since. Now that I have started my instagram blogging journey, I’ve become even more self critical. I stress and deliberate about all the shots that include me, especially if they show my untoned legs. But after seeing your post this morning I decided to just let go and go for it!
    It’s warm in London today so might even get my pins out again!😁 Thank you for this x

    chai_and_chopsticks May 27, 2018 12:03 pm Reply
  • My ex used to say I had a Buddha belly. I didn’t take that as a compliment. I’ve been ashamed of my belly ever since. Divorced him 2 years ago after 23 years of marriage and many negative comments about my body. Thanks for sharing and reminding me that I CAN let that all go ❤️🙏🏻

    colette.grey May 27, 2018 1:21 pm Reply
  • Rock those strong legs mama!

    guerrerosinla May 27, 2018 3:15 pm Reply
  • In middle school, I wear wearing a Warner brothers sweatshirt that had a big WB on it (goodness, this makes me feel old). It was class photo day and as we were gathered together a boy said “what does that stand for? Weight buster?” And I’ve never forgotten. But I never let that define me either.

    hmcsmithcue13 May 27, 2018 3:35 pm Reply
  • @eatingbirdfood

    lumenblossoms May 27, 2018 4:08 pm Reply
  • Thick thighs save lives:) I used to wish mine were smaller & worked (fruitlessly) to get them that way but one day I looked at my legs more carefully and discovered that I really like how curvy & soft they are. Despite their softness they are also strong, like me. It’s not always easy but learning to love my body in all of its transitions has been a wonderful discovery!

    smolthyme May 27, 2018 5:16 pm Reply
  • Keep doing what you’re doing , you are a Wonder Woman! Strong , successful , smart, such a great role model ,We females need to stick together and build each other up ! I have four daughters and there are always going to be negative people, just believe in yourself ❤️

    rldesigns6 May 28, 2018 5:23 pm Reply
  • My dear brother used to call me big bertha when I was going through puberty. That started my abusive relationship with my weight. Then I discovered weights and cardio and am in good shape.

    dillman.beth May 28, 2018 6:23 pm Reply
  • Thank you for sharing the story and I’m so glad for your younger self that you didn’t know…that stuff can be damaging!

    misfitwellness May 30, 2018 8:08 pm Reply
  • In middle school, I had finally gotten braces, I had a pretty bad over bite so I was SO excited to know that eventually it would be fixed. As I was showing off my braces to a few class mates, one of my frequent bullies turned to me and said “Braces won’t matter, you will never be beautiful.” Not that I don’t still struggle with some body image issues, we are all human…but…My smile, which is still not perfect has got to be one of my favorite attributes.

    girlwithwings88 June 3, 2018 11:33 pm Reply
  • I was called “Olive Oil” from the Popeye show because I was so thin.

    nisie6 June 5, 2018 12:13 pm Reply
  • Thunder thighs are awesome be proud🙌

    realglutenfreemeals June 7, 2018 11:50 pm Reply
  • 🙌🏻🙌🏻so much yes to this!!!

    mckenzie0202 June 26, 2018 12:37 am Reply
  • Boys are dumb. Lol but I’m glad you didn’t know! 😜 such a great story. ❤️ I’ve definitely been called out on my lower half 🍑 wayyy too much.

    ahuntforhealth June 28, 2018 8:05 pm Reply

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