If This Were Easy…

2008-10-03

Reason #19: Because three of these girls look casually elegant…

Filed under: reason — Easy @ 9:00 am

…and one looks kinda prudish and dorky.

I would love to be able to cross my long legs and look all cool and sophisticated like the women in that pic, but at this point, I would settle for being able to cross my legs at all.

When I first started the diet and exercise plan a couple of years ago, that was my initial goal — to be able to cross my legs. And I actually managed to get to the point where I could cross them, though keeping them crossed was a chore, and it wasn’t actually comfortable.

It’s not an initial goal this time, because I’m a lot further away from it than I was before, but it’s still a long term thing I’d love to reach.

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2 Comments »

  1. For all we know, the women in that picture have a host of other issues in their lives.

    My chiropractor used to tell me to only cross my legs at my ankles because crossing your legs at the knee can add to back pain and poor posture. If I recall correctly, crossing your legs at the knee isn’t proper etiquette, but then what do I know?

    continued good luck in your endeavor for good health! I’m trying to do the same, and not quite successful yet, but I’m getting there!

    Comment by Lauree — 2008-10-03 @ 12:24 pm

  2. My personal theory is that people cross their legs to preserve warmth (lots of surface area folded on itself = less surface area/volume), and thus it’s a pose that you only when you’re planning to sit in one place a while. That’s why it’s a casual/relaxed pose. It’s the equivalent of birds fluffing their feathers out to hold air.

    Comment by Pie — 2008-10-03 @ 7:45 pm


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