I have a very slim build and don't really store any fat on my upper body, if I gain, its all around my stomach, hips and thighs. At the moment I'm starting to become really happy with my body shape - my stomach is flat, my hips no longer look ridiculously large compared to my waist, and I'm losing the lumpy bits on my butt and thighs.
BUT, as these areas improve, my ribs are becoming more and more visible. I've probably had a slightly visible ribcage my whole life, but they are becoming more pronounced now and it's not a great look.
I'm 5'10, 61kg (135lbs) and eat at maitenance (2000 cals) plus all my exercise calories. Its quite irritating, I feel like I can't have everything - I can have the lower body I want, and look like starvin' marvin on top, or look ok on top and be squishy on the bottom.
I'm guess I'm quite self concious about it as being quite skinny growing up I used to often get snarky comments from other girls about being anorexic etc - whereas nothing could be further from the truth, I have never even been close to any kind of eating disorder.
So - do I just need to suck it up, or is there anything I can do to improve the look of this area? I do some chest exercises with my strength training but it doesn't really look like there are any muscles there to build upon.