Ask anyone to imagine a knockout body and they’ll picture an in-shape endomorph with curves in all the right places. The world’s most beautiful women are and have been endomorphs.
Sirens captured on screen, boasting glorious curves and an enviable endomorphic body, include Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez – to name just a few.
ENDOMORPH BODY GOALS
As an endomorph your goal is to slim down and tone up to reveal your small waist, shapely legs and wonderfully toned curves. But it’s not to (try to) become an ectomorph. Ectomorphs have a small, delicate frame, little muscle mass, not much body fat and few curves. In fact, they’re the exact opposite of an endomorph.
Even if, through sheer will and determination, you somehow manage to shrink your body to that degree (losing fat and muscle) it will never look as good on you as it will on her. It can’t. For she is naturally willowy and lanky, and healthily so. But you would have starved and exercised your body to the absolute brink and forced it to be something it is not. Instead, you’d look gaunt, tired and unhealthy. Too skinny for your frame.
The goal is to be the best, healthiest, most beautiful version of you. If you try to be someone else you can, at best, only ever be a second rate version of them. You can lose the weight. You can be slim. You can be toned. You can even be petite. But you can’t be an ectomorph.
Embracing Your Endomorphic Body
Imagine Marilyn Monroe had tried to be Audrey Hepburn – or vice versa. Would they have become famous, much less grown to be the icons they still are today? You can bet your bottom dollar, they wouldn’t have.
Audrey Hepburn’s body type was deeply unfashionable at the time, something her costume designers tried to hide. It wasn’t until Givenchy chose to highlight her slender frame that she became a style icon – against the odds and all the fashions of the time
Was Marilyn a style icon? Not particularly. No one was ever looking at her dress. Not with a body like that! (And there’s your reason as to why endomorphs don’t tend to be runway models. Designers want us looking at the outfit, not the model. Breasts, hips and a shapely derriere are viewed as distractions. So take it as a compliment to your body type, not an insult!) Marilyn was an endomorph, and boy did she know how to show it off.
Audrey and Marilyn. Both formidable women, with polar opposite body types. Both absolutely beautiful. Both finding enormous success when embracing – not fighting or hiding – what they were born with.
It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it that counts. So if you’ve been wishing that you were born with an ectomorphic body type or thought that you could transform your endomorphic body into an ectomorphic one, stop! Stop fighting what you were born with and instead accept, embrace, and celebrate your wonderful body type.
In-Shape Female Endomorph
In-shape female endomorphs have a body that can only be described as unapologetically shapely with just the right balance of softness and muscle tone (think Scarlett Johansson). Softness and curvaceousness are very feminine traits and are qualities that, comparatively, ectomorphs and mesomorphs lack. Endomorphs have glowing, smooth skin and when fit radiate health, vivaciousness and vitality.
As an endomorph, you have the distinct advantage of being able to lose weight without the fear of losing femininity.
Female endomorphs are a masterpiece in what it means to be feminine and slim and toned. When in shape you’ll find that you posses the most beautiful and jaw-dropping body type of all.
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