There was a time in my life when all I could think about was the thigh gap..in fact I yearned for a thigh gap before it was cool. I remember growing up that my mom gauged my health and the amount of weight I needed to lose by if my thighs rubbed together…and knowing my body type they have always rubbed together. So most of my childhood was spent trying to achieve a thigh gap. It’s kind of funny because when I search for “thigh gap” on Pinterest I get a warning about eating disorders. I guess I am not the only one who realized it is kind of silly to gauge your health, weight and worth based on something as silly as the absence of something between your legs.
Here I am at 22 years-old, no closer to a thigh gap than I was at age 12 and quite frankly I don’t really care. Pinterest and Tumblr are crawling with thigh gap pictures. You can’t go two scrolls without hitting at least two or three fitness photos of women with thigh gaps or thigh gap mantras. I am over the whole thigh gap craze. Did you know thigh gaps aren’t even based on your weight but actually on your bone structure? If you have wide set hips you are eligible of having a thigh gap if you are skinny and slender enough. Now, I haven’t measured my hips lately but just by looking at them I can tell they are pretty narrow. It would be silly of me to continue my childhood journey of obtaining a thigh gap at this point.
Life with a thigh gap I imagine to be a life of comfort. Never having to worry about chafing, never having to think about your shorts riding up in the crotch area when you walk, or getting to feel the light breeze moving around your inner thighs, and when you sit your thighs don’t look like bread dough rising up and out of the bread pan… Quite honestly, I would love a thigh gap, it sounds nice; but life without a thigh gap isn’t so bad. It’s like living your life with an outie belly button rather than an innie.
For the love of thigh gap..just stop the obsession! Sometimes it just isn’t in the stars for people. Don’t get hung up on your body just because social media is obsessed with it. Not having at thigh gap is still beautiful.