Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2/17/09 - My Body Muse

I know lots of people cut out pictures of models, athletes or celebrities and stick them to the wall as a diet and exercise motivator. Oprah has a picture Madonna’s Vanity Fair cover in her gym to keep her motivated. I was never one of those people until I saw Malory Snyder in JCrew.

For you 20-somethings, you may remember Malory from The Real World: Paris, which aired in 2003. My friends and I immediately liked Malory because she played soccer at Iowa State. Well like most Real Worlders, Malory disappeared from my thoughts and the rest of the country’s when the show was over. But a while back I was thumbing through a JCrew, which, if we are being honest, is like my Vogue, and I recognized Malory as one of the models. I took a second look at the picture and thought “YES! My body muse!”

Malory Snyder

I’m a naturally thin person. I’m lucky, I have good genes. But I’ve never liked my thighs. I realized in the grand scheme of thighs mine are not that big but, hey, I don’t give you crap about your bad body image, so let me have mine. I played soccer for almost 15 years of my life. That kind of exercise has left me with muscular thighs. But you know how bathing suit models look… Their thighs are about the size of a normal person’s forearm. And some how their inner thighs are so skinner that they are actually concave. I don’t know about you, but my inner thighs are the exact opposite of concave. So, I deemed Malory my body muse because her inner thighs weren’t concave either. They were trim and tone but she didn’t look like the other models. As I mentioned, Malory was a collegiate soccer player. Soccer thighs on a swimsuit model!? Who ever heard of such a thing.

I think Malory is a great body muse because her body is actually attainable for me. And by attainable, I mean if I work out 7 times a week and go back on my sweet fast, but it is nice to have a goal. So when picking a body muse, be reasonable. To be clear, you should pick someone whose body you greatly admire but pick somebody whose body is attainable. If you are in your 50s, pick someone near your age. If you are on the shorter side, pick a celebrity that is petite. Gisele could be everyone’s body muse, but then we all might end up looking like Gisele and what would be the fun in that ;)

Today's song is Mika's Love Today, which I first heard on the short lived MTV show, Dance Life. Who else loved that show?


  1. Ummm, I know where you might've inherited a heavy thigh tendancy, but where did you get your spellilng "jeans"?

  2. I loved "Dance Life". Jersey was hot and Blake was too much drama.

    How about the kid from Boston?

  3. Cyndie Katz a.k.a Mom - Typo fixed

    Tyler - Kenny! He was the dancer from Boston and I adored him!

  4. oh my gosh!! that is hilarious!! she was my "body muse" too!! (although I am not sure I ever used those words). gotta respect the soccer thighs for sure!! Except that I would like to point out that mine are about DOUBLE your stick legs!


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