Well darn... my thighs don't lie!

Jun 18, 2017

 by Tonya Mecum

Here we are in the middle of June.  I should have my beach body ready to show off!  But…not this year.  In fact, I’m still looking for a week that I can take a vacation before the summer ends.

I have been known to be a workaholic.  Somedays I’m proud to use the term, others…well, not so much.  This year being a workaholic is paying off in my business but not in my waistline.  Good thing #IAMEMBRACED!  (If you haven’t watched the movie, at least read my last blog about it)  I am feeling more confident about myself as a woman and business owner. I am more confident in the results I can get for my clients.  I am more confident about my place and my value in the world.  (Check out some of my client testimonials!)

Then why is it that when I discovered that the backs of my thighs have cellulite did I panic??  Probably because I’m a woman, a personal trainer, my industry assumes that I look perfect all day all the time.  I discovered the little darn bumps and humps when I was instructing a client online on calf raises and where she should feel each exercise.  I was turned around.  I saw a glimpse of my legs.  WHOA!! It’s the first time in 3 years that I’ve had cellulite.  Is it my age? Is it this new psuedo-sedentary life I have – focusing more on my busines than my body?  I keep thinking about that song about a rapper wanting to feel something real…(Thanks Kendrick Lamar, I get what you were trying to say and I love it!) I feel as though maybe, just maybe our society is beginning to understand that photoshop is overused, that too much makeup makes a woman look insecure, and that self-love is the best type of love of all.  

So why am I so upset at my cellulite? Why did I decide to do 2 back to back butt-kicking workouts? 



Probably because my legs have always been my best feature (at least that’s what I think).  My legs have always been strong.  I have felt youthful wearing cute miniskirts or shorts.  I am often hot in the summer time so the less cloting I can get away with the better – which was usually less to cover my legs. The realization of aging is now top of mind.  It’s become a lot easier to put the pounds on than to take them off.  I admit I don’t have the same energy as I had 5 years ago.  I thought I was aging gracefully, until I realized that I was truly aging (I hadn’t been paying attention!).  But what is the fear of aging?  What do I think is going to happen?  

That’s what I have to ponder until my next blog…if you have suggestions on how to get over myself – I’m all ears!!!

I hope to have more insight to post about shortly.  Let’s Get Moving!  


My business thrives on referrals.  I would love to extend my knowledge and experience to those who are ready to make a change!  Tonya@Totalmovementfitness.com