Post # 1
So, I’m not sure how this got by me; maybe I was just in denial for a long time. I finally got a good look of myself in a full-length mirror under true lighting and am completely upset at what I saw – while wearing shorts.
I’ve always been a thin girl; I’m still a few pounds underweight, but I’m healthy.
I run 2 to 3 times a week and practice yoga whenever I can. I am pretty toned. Despite this, my upper legs are all soft looking and dimply. All around. And again – I’m a thin girl.
Anyway, I guess I’m just venting – it really does bother me. I know it’s just part of aging (I’m in my late 30s), but if anyone has any ideas of what may help, please do share…
Thanks for listening.
Post # 3
@HereWeGo: I know this is not really useful advice, but truly, try not to let it bother you. We can all relate. I know VERY FEW women, even the fittest and most toned women, who don’t have some dimples on their thighs. It just goes with being a woman for most of us.
The only tip I have is this… I know you said you practice yoga, but do you do hot yoga? The cellulite on my legs has really minimized since I started practicing hot Vinyasa yoga (in addition to doing cardio and weights, which never helped my cellulite before the addition of yoga to my routine). I will never be 100% cellulite-free, but it’s lessened A LOT over the past year of doing hot yoga several times a week.
Post # 4
I am also a thin girl. I’ve noticed if I don’t do weight machines regularly my thighs will also look soft and squishy. I don’t have cellulite or anything but they definitely get jiggly if I’m not working out. Running is cardio. Have you tried squats, lunges, any weight equipment? After taking a few year break from regular workouts I got my whole body toned with no jiggle in less than a month. Chances are you’re the only one who even notices it though.
Post # 5
I’m kind of panicking about the state of my jiggle and being almost exactly one month out from the wedding. I LOVE vinyasa, I really need to find a place by my new house, I really miss the old one but its too inconvenient now. I think the scariest thing for me dimple wise is that my moms are horrible. I’m afraid to have those thighs at her age! But I also take a lot better care of my body exercise wise right now than she has over her life span so hopefully i can keep those pesky things at bay 😉
Post # 6
Are you on the pill?
I developed cellulite when I got on the pill. Went off it, cellulite went away.
What has really helped for me too is running. You might be on the right track. I started out running about 10 miles per week and am now running between 25-50 miles per week as I am training for a marathon. Idk- I’m not a big believer that you need a lot of weight training to be toned- reduced body fat will go a long way, and repeated weight bearing exercise will build muscle. I also like Bikram yoga. I really think its effective and helps a lot. Some people don’t buy the whole flush toxins out/get rid of cellulite thing, but I’m convinced. Works for me.