HIP DIPS..... I've been reading a lot about this lately as I've had clients asking how to get rid of them from reading about them on social media. They are very normal! A lot of women have them... please don't scrutinise yourself so much! As you can see there isn't really a muscle there to exercise! Gluteus medius isn't a meaty muscle, it wouldn't really be able to be built up to help with a dip. If the dip is from excess fat then exercise may help but again fat storage can be genetic. It's mostly down to high wide hips. Be proud ladies xx #hipdips #loveyourself #realtalk
Lately on my dash I’ve seen lots of posts about hip dips. I just want to let you know that they're normal! It’s part of our anatomy, and on some is more noticeable than others. It all depends on your body type, muscle, and fat distribution. In case you didn't know, the femurs connect to the pelvis. Wow! Reference the 2nd picture if this is confusing! That is exactly what a “hip dip” is. The space on the sides between the top of your pelvis and your femurs. You get a hip dip from being born with a skeleton. Incredible. Everyone has one, but sometimes it’s not as noticeable. Men and women have it, but it’s more noticable on women because our hips are usually more pronounced. Like I said earlier, it’s about fat and muscle distribution, as well as your own unique skeletal structure and shape. It's often more visible on those with wide, high-set hips. Some women have it more noticeable, some don’t, but it doesn’t mean it's not there. Everyone ? has ? them ? Seriously, you'll have one as long as you keep your skeleton. Can they be decreased in appearance by losing excess fat? Sure, to an extent. But guess what? I had quite pronounced ones even at my leanest, when I carried so little fat that I stopped getting my period (this was unhealthy, I know). Hip dips are NOT the same as a muffin top. Sometimes they can create a similar appearance in clothing, but it's not!!! The same!! Thing!!! I've also seen people saying that hip dips can be filled out by working on your gluteus medius. That could be true for some people to a certain extent, but unless your hip dips are already barely visible, it's absolutely fucking ridiculous to think they'll be significantly filled out by growing a part of your glute. I know mine sure won't. They're too big, and that's okay! But go throw your money at whatever booty builder program you want and see if I care. Honestly, the visibility of mine is my biggest insecurity. I don't know why or at what point I was taught to hate them, but I was, and I'm working on unlearning it. It's really helped me seeing other girls on here post about theirs and NORMALIZING it. So here are mine!
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pretty personal/nerve wracking post because I've never ever posted anything about this before (let alone an old image from 2012 in the second picture) but I think it's important. the #bodypostive movement is v. close to my ❤️ as both a (very much) recovered anorexia sufferer and someone growing up in a society where social media (and it's unrealistic expectations) is so powerful. the body positive movement has been really helpful over the years, full of inspiring + healthy women normalising all shapes and sizes. thankfully, after years of work + perseverance I am a confident and very very happy human being but body hang ups of course still exist (e.g. my dislike of having little scoops on my hips instead of a perfect hourglass shape). But instead of hiding my insecurities, I've learnt it's important to embrace and accept, so here is my contribution to body positivity and a mini celebration of #hipdips and #recovery because nothing beats being healthy ?
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tag an inspirational and powerful woman who's helped you along the way ?✨? . beauty comes in every shape and size ?? . having positive people who uplift and support you are so incredibly vital when going through your self love journey ? . these two girls @micalycar and @roblinevans have inspired me to love myself and accept my body as it is. . we went away on a girls trip a couple of months ago. it was tough because we would constantly put ourselves down or get upset because one of us would have a feature that we wish we had . the incredible boost we gave each other throughout this trip was so magical. . . we learned to love and accept what G-d gifted us and praised each other with what we weren't gifted. . at the beginning of the trip we were insecure, putting ourselves down, comparing ourselves and by the end of the trip we felt nothing but love for ourselves and our friendship oozed support and acceptance ? . . we realised how completely different we are from one another and comparing ourselves made no sense because we suit what we were born with ? . a petite athletic girl, a tall naturally slim girl and a short thicker girl . we all suit the skin we were born in!? . . #thick#thighbrows#curvyfashion#curves#confident#cellulite#curvygirl#bopo#bodyposi#bodypositive#plussize#plussizemodel#positivity#pyjamaday#hipdips#everybodyisbeautiful#johannesburg#loveyourself#loveyourbody#acceptyourself#sablogger#fashion#johannesburg#selflove#selfacceptance#visiblebellyoutline#curvywomen#inspiration#womenempowerment#womenpower