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vikkivma
08-10-2008, 05:01 PM
I have a pool party coming up (maybe) in about a week. Besides the obvious reservations (me+bathing suit), the guy I like will also be there. My main problem area has always been my thighs, which I can cover nicely in jeans and skirts and look fine, but I'm a bit worried about having all of that on display.

Any suggestions? Does anyone know of good thigh work-outs, or conversely good cover-ups? lol.

Is it even possible to tone up my thighs in one week?


txsqlchick
08-10-2008, 05:03 PM
I have a pool party coming up (maybe) in about a week. Besides the obvious reservations (me+bathing suit), the guy I like will also be there. My main problem area has always been my thighs, which I can cover nicely in jeans and skirts and look fine, but I'm a bit worried about having all of that on display.

Any suggestions? Does anyone know of good thigh work-outs, or conversely good cover-ups? lol.

Is it even possible to tone up my thighs in one week?

Try a sarong...if you have an hourglass figure they can look really sexy. My thighs have always been a problem area too so I just cover up the lower body in a nice sarong and put my cleavage on display instead; it's a much more valuable asset for me. :cool:

CountingDown
08-10-2008, 05:06 PM
Try a sarong...if you have an hourglass figure they can look really sexy. My thighs have always been a problem area too so I just cover up the lower body in a nice sarong and put my cleavage on display instead; it's a much more valuable asset for me. :cool:


My advice exactly. I doubt you can do enough toning of your thighs in a week to make much of a difference.


txsqlchick
08-10-2008, 05:17 PM
My advice exactly. I doubt you can do enough toning of your thighs in a week to make much of a difference.

Exactly...plus, what would a man rather look at? Nice thighs, or a nice rack? Men are men, after all. They like boobs.

mandalinn82
08-10-2008, 06:56 PM
A nice sarong is pretty - and will make a lot more difference in a week than toning will (takes longer to get results, unfortunately, than you have). I agree that most men are looking at the boobs anyway.

nakedmango
08-10-2008, 06:58 PM
In my experience, when a guy is interested he will look at the parts he likes. If he likes your butt, he'll be looking at your butt; if he likes your cleavage, he'll be looking at your cleavage. (and I do the same with guys I'm interested in too--if he has nice arms, all I can look at are his arms. Know what I mean? ;) )Just play up your strengths and make sure you feel good about yourself--your confidence will show! :dancer:

vikkivma
08-10-2008, 06:58 PM
If only I had a rack... lol.

But that sounds good -- my friend got me a purple sarong from Hawaii ages ago and I've never worn it out. It'll go well with my bathing suit anyway.

Thank you, guys!

I'll try doing squats and lunges as well -- why not?

vikkivma
08-10-2008, 06:59 PM
In my experience, when a guy is interested he will look at the parts he likes. If he likes your butt, he'll be looking at your butt; if he likes your cleavage, he'll be looking at your cleavage. (and I do the same with guys I'm interested in too--if he has nice arms, all I can look at are his arms. Know what I mean? ;) )Just play up your strengths and make sure you feel good about yourself--your confidence will show! :dancer:

True enough -- it's that old thing of thinking all men are the same. Plus this guy told me a few times that he hates girls that are "too skinny", so I know he's not expecting me to look like a stick. Plus I just like hanging out with that group anyway.

Skullarix
08-10-2008, 07:58 PM
I agree with the Sarong idea, be confident! If he likes you, he will like you for you not your thighs...

vikkivma
08-10-2008, 08:08 PM
It's not that I expect him to fall madly in love with me or reject me based on the size of my thighs; it's more that I'd like to feel confident at any time in a bathing suit, but most especially when around someone I might like to date.

On the other hand, confidence shouldn't come completely from your body, so... *shrug*

Sarong and booze, I guess. lol.

bananapancakes
08-10-2008, 08:14 PM
I was just about to mentioned booze :p

Knock back a couple of strong ones and your thighs will be the last thing on your mind at the pool party :hat:

chickybird
08-10-2008, 09:03 PM
self-tanners!!!! I've got white, white, white dimply thighs, and even I feel better when my legs are a little darker. Just make sure you exfoliate first, and don't put too much on your knees!

vikkivma
08-10-2008, 10:22 PM
My problem is I have Irish skin -- it's not only paper white, but then it's shot with awkward patches of pink. Self-tanners turn me a jaundiced/purply shade in corresponding areas. lol.

But I'm thinking alcohol is sounding better and better.

I did find a pair of "Medium" shorts from Old Navy in my closet that finally fit, however, and they're cute -- so I might just use those over the suit.

Beach Patrol
08-11-2008, 10:24 AM
Let's see... you're 5'8" & 184 lbs.

I'm 5'3" (& a half!!!!!) and 182 lbs.

I'm a beach-going, pool-swimming fool. My thighs are also a trouble spot for me. The best thing I've ever invested in is a SWIM SKIRT. Black, preferably. My favorite is a regular black bottom with an attached crochet black skirt. I always get compliments on it!

And remember... it's a PARTY! - you're there to have FUN! So forget about your imperfections for a day & enjoy yourself! ;) :D

vikkivma
08-11-2008, 07:03 PM
True, I know that. It's just hard to plunge right in. I think it's been... four years since I went swimming.

redlight
08-11-2008, 07:10 PM
Cut back on salt and alcohol before the event to reduce bloating.

luckymommy
08-11-2008, 07:32 PM
I've heard that there are spa treatments that help you lose inches temporarily. It's not something I would do, but it might be something some people would consider. Does anyone know what I'm referring to? Anyway, it's just another idea...though not sure if it's worth your money, since it's temporary. I would personally avoid the alcohol, since it makes me overeat every time! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Sounds like this guy likes you anyway, no?

vikkivma
08-11-2008, 09:14 PM
I've seen something like the spa treatments you're talking about on the show How To Look Good Naked (the UK version -- I love Gok Wan!), but I do NOT have $200+ to throw away right now.

Besides, I think you can get the exact same effect with saran wrap at home. lol.

I used the inner and outer thigh machines today at the Gym, as well as doing lunges and squats the past three days, so hopefully I can at least firm them up, if not make them smaller.

vikkivma
08-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Cut back on salt and alcohol before the event to reduce bloating.

I've been trying to watch my salt intake lately, but my alcohol consumption is pretty rare. I only tend to have a couple of drinks with friends maybe once a month at the most. It's not bloating, it's literal size that I'm worried about.

Tomato
08-12-2008, 10:09 AM
Hey vik,

I wanted to reply to this thread when it was started but somehow I didn't. I am glad it is still before the event. Sarong or shorts are nice, but the main thing I wanted to say I HAVE SEEN YOUR PICS AND YOU'RE DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, SO STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR THIGHS!!! Totally forget about them and just have lots of fun. There is nothing better than a truckload of giggles shared with good friends.

vikkivma
08-13-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm bad with compliments, so this really really isn't false modesty or arrogance or however else it comes off.

Thank you, I will just make having fun the number one priority.

SunshineCA
08-13-2008, 11:38 PM
A sarong or a swim skirt.

Whatever you do, ROCK it! ;)