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    Monster Legs

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    I've been spinning and MTN biking a lot lately to get in better shape and I've really enjoyed it. I really like being outside biking.

    I've always had muscular legs but my thighs are getting huge! I'm hoping that as I continue to tone and drop some weight, that they will be more reasonable. I'm not one to be vain but I think I'm getting monster legs!

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed these types of changes? Thanks.

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    Tone?

    I don't like that word. Too girly.
    Its muscle building, plain and simple.
    Be proud of your monster legs.
    stomp on Tokyo like Godzilla.
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    By your avatar, I would guess you had chicken legs.....

    I love my monster legs, not necessarily because the look great, but I know what they do for me...motor me up a grueling climb, push me through a nasty head wind, get me to the finish line of a double century, kick DH in the butt when he gets on my nerves (just kidding on the last one)

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    OK, you got me. I mean muscular. Tone IS a girly word. I think there is still a lot of fat there some I'm hoping the muscles will take over and I'll rule the world! I was trying on those hiking pants with the zip off legs that make shorts and my regular size didn't fit. I'll have to find brands that fit my new legs, I guess.

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    I think what I am trying to say is your body is your body and even if you lose weight you will probably still have muscular legs. I have always had muscular legs no matter what my weight is. Be proud of your "monster legs" and just remember what they allow you to do!!!!

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    Lovely Librarian,

    First, read these threads:
    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...thunder+thighs

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...thunder+thighs

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...thunder+thighs

    I always get a kick out of TE'ers talking about their 'monster' thighs....then when they post pictures their thighs actually just look normal and healthy and shapely- not monstrous at all. Muscles are good, and our personal perception of our own bodies is often exaggerated.
    Be happy that you are getting more muscles on your legs. I love mine and wish I had more!
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    Thanks so much BleeckerSt. I did a search on the forums before I posted but didn't use the right keywords.

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    Thunder thighs... I think I remember sausage legs maybe, now monster legs.
    I was just thinking to myself today "I have thighs like Christmas hams"
    But I like 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zencentury View Post
    Thunder thighs... I think I remember sausage legs maybe, now monster legs.
    I was just thinking to myself today "I have thighs like Christmas hams"
    But I like 'em.
    Next time I do a search, I'll remember to use "Christmas hams" as the keywords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zencentury View Post
    I was just thinking to myself today "I have thighs like Christmas hams"

    Oooh, that sounds so yummy and ....festive!
    Lisa
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    LOL Zen...I always say that my legs are a veritable holiday dinner...calves are like turkey drumsticks, thighs are like hams. But I am also 30# overweight at the moment...
    Kristen!

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    My boyfriend says I have thunder thighs...then my brother mentioned it as well...Great!

    They get me down...especially when I see those skinny girls in their jeans and they look so good...

    And yeah...sure they get me through runs and up hills and all that stuff...but they feel like they want to give up. And then I see a skinny person doing the same stuff! So what are these huge legs for then?

    Freaking tree trunks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujichants View Post
    So what are these huge legs for then?
    We're all different and we're products of unique genetic heritage. You can't change that so you might as well just give in and appreciate you legs for what they can do, not how they look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujichants View Post
    They get me down...especially when I see those skinny girls in their jeans and they look so good...
    To me they just look.....skinny.

    It's all relative.

    to be healthy is to be happy.
    Lisa
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    Thunder thighs I can live with. It's the saddle bags that get me down!

    Let me just add to what these fine and smart women have already posted and say "Celebrate it." It is who you are at your best.

    And then, join the club here as we moan and gripe about how we can't find any pants that fit us properly

    Personally, I don't care so much about the thighs...I'm going for the V-cut in the calves!
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