I have never had strong glutes! My quads have always been super dense because of the sports I have played, but this glute story is different than many ☺️🍑 let me explain: .
During my junior/senior year of high school, I tore a tendon in my back in gymnastics (one of my fav sports). I had to sit out my whole senior year which I am still not over 💔 During physical therapy, I was told to focus on gaining muscle in my glutes and strengthening my core. My body was SO off balance with strong quads and weak glutes, which put massive amounts of pressure on my lower back. I was to the point where I could not be in a car for more than 15 minutes without having to move around, get out of the car or feel sick from excruciating pain... even as a 19 year old!! 🤕
Once I started my fitness journey, after I let myself go down the tubes another year after therapy, I realized how I needed to stabilize my body and strengthen what REALLY needed my help. I can actually say I drove down to Florida (twice) with no back pain because of the amount of muscle I have built💗🦄 🚙 Such a victory!
I weigh about 10 more pounds than I did in high school, but skinny does not always mean healthy! I was a binge drinker as well as a little clumsy noodle that sprained an ankle every other day 🤪 My physique has completely changed; NOT because of trends, sexualized random body parts or the want of others to care.... BUT for me, my health and my ability to keep two feet on the ground 🏃🏼♀️ If you want long term success, come from a better place than showing off to others or being ‘eye candy’. Trends won’t last, but inner strength will 👑