No, not the delicious overhanging part of a breakfast pastry you get with your coffee in the morning. Although, that is undeniably my favorite part of any muffin…I love when it’s toasted juuuust enough so that when I break off the sides they are juuust a bit crunchy to balance out all of the fluffy baked goodness on the inside. Though, if you eat muffins for breakfast you are likely to have the “muffin top” I am about to discuss.
What I mean is the awful overhanging part of someones (usually someone of the female persuasion) gut/”love handles” when they’ve squeezed into pants that are way too tight. In my opinion, I don’t understand why the muffin top exists at all. If you don’t fit into your jeans why would you show the rest of the world that by somehow squeezing them closed, clearly exposing the rest of you that didn’t make it into them?! WHY?! Just because you can get them closed, doesn’t mean they fit people! All you have to do is buy a bigger size. Is that so hard?
If you answered yes to that question, I can’t say I don’t understand. I too hate going up a size, but I also know I will look thinner if my clothes actually fit. I don’t generally like to point out my flaws, especially not in fleshy overhanging targets situated on my hips for the whole world to see. I would rather diet and workout, and wear the bigger size until I can fit perfectly into my smaller jeans.
There’s a popular saying, “don’t dress for the job you have, but for the job you want.” well, unfortunately it doesn’t work the same way with weight. If it did I would be a muffin top offender too. But it doesn’t, so please, just stop.
And remember kids, friends don’t let friends show muffin top.