pencil skirtPencil Me In:  Every Body has its flaw. All my life I have felt my thighs were my downfall. Overdeveloped and cellulite ridden, pants would be tight in the thighs and loose in the waist. Skirts had to be A-line to disguise the bulge in my figure. Years of dancing had left my legs strong but left me with unwanted width.

Squats have been my best friend and worst enemy. From plain old squats to jumping up 2 flights of stair squats they have had a lot to do with my thighs slimming down for the first time in a long time. When I met Stuart from Fitness on the Go the first thing I informed him was that I did not want larger thighs. He assured me that wouldn’t happen and now I believe him.

When my husband and I were invited to a wedding recently I saw the opportunity to go shopping and find something that would show off my new found figure. Dresses, blouses and shoes….Oh my! There were so many options to choose from. I decided to go with a sexy secretary look to match the cocktail reception style. On a whim I tried on a high waisted pencil skirt. I zipped it up and starred at my reflection in a poorly lit dressing room. It didn’t ride up or cling to my thighs…it actually fit!

For once in my life my thighs didn’t get in the way. I was on top of the world, so you can imagine how I felt when I discovered that it was a 7/8. A store that was notorious for a small fit just fit my body into a size I have only dreamt of. I felt fantastic the day of the wedding. It turns out the Baby M got all of the attention. But I am not complaining, confidence comes from the inside and not necessarily from compliments. I was secure that night because I knew that I did the work and was now wearing a 7/8. I didn’t need to share that information I just needed to show it off!

– Stephanie Raposo

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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