So maybe I'm dramatic.
Yesterday, we worked out legs. Today, my legs are crying. It probably doesn't help that I did squats between each of my sets on Monday. I mean, it helps my legs to look like super model legs, but it doesn't help in the sitting to pee department. Guys have all the luck.
I've been focusing on legs lately because here in good ol' Southern Louisiana, it's summer time from about March-October. I'm not being dramatic there. Just ask Leigh Ann. Speaking of Elle Noel herself, she inspired this post. Her and those hot shorts. One day I will wear shorts like that to run. Until then, I just want to wear shorts without any vajiggle jaggle hanging out (Name that reference! If you can, keep it to yourself because that's embarressing.)
I started wearing normal people shorts last summer, with the vajiggle hanging out and all. Cellulite is a B*tch, but I just didn't care. It's hot. This year I want to wear shorts confidently, and time is running out to get my summer time legs looking Beyonce-hot. (I read an article recently outlining B's workout routine. I was so pumped that I could look like her in these 3, quick, easy at-home moves! Until I read, at the very end, in fine print, that she couples this workout with 8 hours of dancing a day. Oh.)
I still love you Bee-yons
And for those of you wondering, yes, she still lives in my pantry. Hate on, haters.
Now, I don't want my legs to look like a female body builder that can bench press a truck, I just want to wear running shorts (and actually run in them). Aren't these Nike ones so cute?
And I want to have toned,
The work out we did was simple. I do three sets of twelve, my husband does 4 sets of 10, of course with alot more weight than I can use just yet:
Squats with a barbell
Leg Press Machine
Leg Extension Machine
Leg Curl Machine
Lunges in place (with weights)
Weighted Calf Raises
For those exercises using weights, I just found an amount that was comfortable to me and went up a little. When it gets too easy, add more weight. Now, I am not an expert (and those of you that are, are probably laughing at the way I worded those exercises, but whatevs, just trying to help!)
If the machines intimidate you, there are a TON of great leg routines on Pinterest, like this one and this one and this one.
I'll be posting some more workouts on Pinterest as well as some summer inspiration photos. Speaking of, are you following our Operation Red Bikini Pinterest board yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!Leigh Ann and I pin way more than just bikini stuff. It's a board for everyone so check it out.
Meanwhile, I'll be trying to pee without crying, and hoping I don't like this in my shorts this summer: