Sad, Skinny, Cellulite.
June 20, 2012 2:53 PM Subscribe
I'm a skinny girl, and I'm sad about my cellulite. What can I do?
posted by two lights above the sea to health & fitness (16 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 27 year old woman, about 5'9"/10", and normally weigh in between 140-150lbs. I'm in decent shape considering some health issues, and I work out 3-4 times a week. Typical workout consists of sprint intervals for 15-30 minutes, about 60-100 walking lunges, two one-minute planks (with a foam roller under the lower shin, as I get leg cramps and shin splints easily), lateral and front raises (3lbs), tricep extensions (one arm at a time) (3-5lbs), bicep curls (6-8lbs), and hammer curls (6-8lbs). I am also a daily bike commuter (only about 2 mi round trip).
I have a small amount of belly fat, but my weirdest problem is my legs. I have cellulite on my thighs, as well as on my calves. The calves are the most bizarre to me, as they are simultaneously muscular but also containing cellulite. When I flex, I see muscle and what appears to be cellulite around the edge or in the ridges of the muscle. My thighs have cellulite also, but it's in places where the muscle is less developed, like my inner/upper thigh or in my hip area. I have strong biker legs, though; My quads and hammies are like rocks, and I have shapely, but not large, calves.
My diet is fine, but not ideal; I don't eat a whole lot of fat, I don't restrict carbs, and I do eat sugar. I eat only lean proteins, and I usually have at least one veggie a day (thanks to a CSA!). If this is truly a problem, then I'm willing to accept that and make changes; otherwise, I am a crazy busy person who barely has time to wash the dishes or do the laundry, so anything more complex than what I'm doing now will be tough.
I realize that you can't just zap fat/cellulite away from targeted places, but are there exercises I could incorporate into my workout that may help with this? I'm willing to do anything that doesn't require a lot of stress on the joints, particularly my hips and knees. The lunges are great so far. Will squats help? Is it too late for me? What can I do? Would you recommend any other exercises just because?
Help! I hate my cellulite! Plastic surgery is not an ideal answer, but acceptable if it's the only solution.