Between burpees and extra squats yesterday… my butt is sore this morning.
Really, really sore. I’ve been stretching the muscles back there and dreaming of a foam roller.
I’ve been thinking a bit about my butt lately because it’s been looking… good. Squats do very good things to your butt, I think. They might make it bigger but they make it more shapely and nice looking. My butt has undergone major improvements lately.
Remember when I posted that picture of myself a week ago? I got quite a few comments and messages about my backside.
My favorite was from Diana at Front Yard Foodie:
Oh my gosh you looks SO good! All flat up front with a sexy badunkadunk. hehe
Her comment made me giggle. (It also made me feel strange about talking about my butt on the internet. But here I am, dedicating a whole post to it. My life feels strange sometimes.) But her comment also made me happy because it’s totally true.
I’m never going to have big boobs unless I go the surgery route (and I highly doubt that will ever happen). I’m never going to have a small booty either. My pear shaped body likes to keep a little extra padding on my lower half. I’m okay with my shape despite the general media consensus that it’s a horrible shape to have.
Seriously, I’ve never understood when girls ask “Does this make my butt look big?” They want the answer to be no but why not let it be yes? What’s so wrong with having a big butt? Or a butt at all? Aren’t there whole songs dedicated girls like us? Sure not everyone finds this body part super attractive but with 6 billion people in the world you will never, ever be attractive to every single one of them. And with curvier role models (loose term by all means) like J Lo and Kim Kardashian (see what I meant about the term “role models”?) the body shape with a bigger butt isn’t all that crazy anymore but instead reached a place of seeexi.
Maybe I watched one too many tv shows recently with the same played out comedy routine of a girl asking if something made her butt look big. I’m over that question being in the media and in our minds. Positive body image is hard to keep a hold of when you are the girl at home watching tiny girls on tv asking why their very small butts look big. That’s part of why I don’t watch much tv anymore and why I’m all about drawing some positive energy from the gym and the blog.
Every body type is awesome, small butts and big butts alike.
I’ve ranted long enough about butts and body image. Now it’s time for you to do something. Or three things.
1) Leave me your thoughts in the comments.
2) Go do some squats.
3) Watch this video.
Have a great day! Don’t sit on your butts too much!