(Closed) Pear-shaped girls unite! (Celebration and a rant)

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats on the weight loss, that’s amazing!! I’m pear-shaped too, size 10 on top, 14 on bottom… I’m 5’5 and I went up to 190lbs about 4 years ago, went down to 140 last year, and gained 13 lbs since April 2011. I’m trying to get back on track, but it’s hard!!

 

Sorry, I’m hichjaking your post there. What worked for my tights was, in order of effectiveness:

– Exhale Core Fusion DVDs: amazing, completely changed my shape

– Squats and lunges

– kettlebells exercises

 

Good luck! And please keep us updated, I’d love to know how you’re getting on, and hopefully that’ll motivate me!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@sweetaure:  How did the exhale core fusion DVD’s change your shape? Are you less pear shaped now? Just wondering.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congratulations on your weigh loss!  That is incredible.

I feel your pain though. I hate being pear-shaped!!  My stupid thighs seem like they will never, ever get smaller.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Brideonabudgetlauren  +1

 

seriously, I work out a LOT. I even kind of have stomach muscles that show and my biceps aren’t too shabby either, but my thighs?? HUGE! I know that a lot of is is muscle, but I know a LOT is still fat.  I just want to be able to walk without my thighs rubbing together! C’mon!! lol

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congrats!!

I’m the same shape (36-28-43!) and I feel your pain! I am doing a lot of lifting and squats now and I have really noticed my butt getting smaller (lost 3 inches since January). I think that’s really the key building muscle in the lower body and then your shape will change. I’ve been much skinnier before but I was ‘skinny-fat’ so no muscle, and I was completely the same pear shape, just smaller. Now I’m finding with building muscle I have less of the saddle bags and wide hips!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Ms. Martian:  You are right!

If you want stuff to stop jiggling around building muscle is the way to go.  It replaces the fat.  I swear by Jillian Michaels DVDs.  They are cheap, fun and they work.  Killer Buns and Thighs is the way to go.  I thought my legs would get too big, but they stayed the same/got smaller and they are super toned.  I can wear shorts again.  Me! 

   

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My hips and butt are a lot bigger than my waist, but I also have large boobs. It’s more pear shaped with boobs than a true hourglass because my ribcage is fairly small. I’m also short and on the border of being overweight, though this is a reasonably ok weight for me.

I run and bike and that helps to burn the calories and keep my legs muscular.

I should do more upper body work.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Interesting to hear that shape can change! I am completely the same with sticky-out ribs but seriously jiggly thighs. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@goodasitgets:  I was but now I’m back to being more pear-shaped again Frown I had saddle-bags, grr hate them! But originally, I only wanted to do some yoga or something not too strenuous, soI used the ECF DVDs at home. And I started tightening up very quickly, it was great. I broadened my shoulders and tightened my bum and hips, and the saddelbags pretty much disappeared, and my body looked a lot more balanced.

The other things on my list really work too, I love the kettlebells, it’s a full body workout and it works wonders for us pear-shaped ladies, as it helps define shoulders and tightens the tum/bum areas, so you end up with a more hourglass shape.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I hate my shape. At age 15 my bum and thighs just came from nowhere, I’m now 29 and they are still huge. Tried various diets and exercise plans but nothing works I’m now back up to my heaviest weight. I am doing something about it. I’ve just joined WW and I  will lose 3 st! But it’ll result in a tiny waist and  visable collar bone and ribs.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ugh, I think after 29 years of being pear shaped, I’ve finally grown to appreciate it!  I’m a size 8 on the top and 10/12 on the bottom. 

All I’ve gotta say is I give HUGE thanks to J.Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian for making big butts hot again.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Smile Indeed – but we need role models with jiggly tights!!

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