Back for another linkup Friday. This week, I am showcasing Like The Yogurt‘s awesome workout wear.
And Moi Contre La Vie’s wild leggings were too awesome to pass up.
Plus I found you similar leggings you can get if you’re as in love with these as I am. Check out Bandier’s Lena Compression 7/8 Legging-Granite-XS in Granite Bottoms has to offer. You can also get the matching bra top, Margot Snake Crop-Granite-S in Granite Bras.
I’m also providing you with the secrets to gaining perfectly toned legs in time for summer. Those lovely tips are provided to us by guest blogger Gabby, who’s an editor at High Style Life, a lifestyle blog discussing a variety of topics including fitness and fashion.
What Are The Secrets to Getting Perfectly Toned Legs?
Getting slim, perfectly toned legs is everyone’s dream, but it is not easy to achieve. Hard training, well-balanced diet, and a couple of lifestyle changes are what it takes for you to get those perfectly toned legs you’ve always wanted. Starting from slow and going to more intense workouts will help you achieve the desired results, and start wearing those minis and shorts more proudly than ever.
Here’s a series of exercises that can be easily and quickly implemented to get you started on your journey to perfectly toned legs.
The easiest exercise for legs is walking. Try to make at least 10 000 steps each day. Use a step counter to make it easier for you to keep track on the number of steps. Make sure you are wearing comfortable, flat footwear, preferably sneakers. Try these from New Balance Exclusive Vazee Rush Women’s Neutral Cushioning Shoes WRUSHBG, my new found love!
One exercise that will help you gain perfectly toned legs is running. It will help you both burn fat by using more energy of your body than walking. Try running at least three times a week, and choose the flat route. If you go running up-hill, you will build up quad and calf-muscles.
Whether you opt for an outdoor or indoor bicycle, it will be a great exercise to get perfectly toned legs. Moreover, it is one of the best exercises for reducing the body fat, considering this activity burns 500 to 600 calories per hour. If you do not want your calf to get larger, stick to the flat surfaces, and avoid high levels.
Leg rolls are another exercise that is good to get perfectly toned legs. This easy exercise requires you lie down on your right side and place the left arm in front of you on the floor. Then you raise your left leg at hip level. Now you start making circular motions without putting the leg on the floor. After you have done 60 circles, switch and do 60 with other leg.
Swimming is one of the best exercises for the entire body, especially to get perfectly toned legs. Doing laps in a swimming pool will help you gain muscle and burn fat. Try swimming every day for an hour, if you have time. If not, you should do it at least three times a week.
However, many people suffer from different dermatological problems, including venous eczema, and they do not like to expose their skin in public. In this case, you can skip swimming, and opt for going to gym and start exercising using stability ball. Lie down on the floor and place your legs on top of the ball. Then lift your hips, and roll the ball towards the hips. It is essential your hips do not touch the floor, in order for exercise to be done properly.
By far the best leg toning exercise includes lunges. Furthermore, if you want to get perfectly toned legs even faster do ballet-inspired lunge. Start by putting one leg forward and one back, with both heels on the ground. Lift both heels up and lunge down. Raise up and down a few inches in both directions before you switch from one leg to another, and do it 10 times. Your chest should be lifted, your abs in and if for additional frontal support, you can hold on to a chair.
Diet & Beauty Tips
Avoid high fat and sugary foods, and eat more protein because it is great for maintaining muscles toned and tight. Chicken, fish, and turkey are the main source of protein, so make them a part of your everyday diet. Fruits and vegetables are essential not only for perfectly toned legs, but for your overall health as well. They are rich in fibers, that help fat be processed and reduced much faster. Furthermore, always keep your body hydrated. Eight to ten glasses of water a day are the best intake you could have.
Many of us always try to avoid exercise and use those creams, gels and lotions that allegedly help reduce cellulite and the size of the thighs. Do not waste your money on them, because if you do not combine them with exercise they will not work. Instead, use the warm grounds from your coffee mix with one tablespoon of olive oil and apply to your thighs, and wrap thighs in plastic wrap. Aside from reducing cellulite, it works as a great exfoliator, which is essential for smooth perfectly toned legs.
So the secrets to perfectly toned legs are not as mysterious as they may have seemed. Incorporating running, swimming, lunges, and other beneficial exercises, as well as eating plentiful of protein, fruits, and vegetables can go a long way. Avoiding sugars is vital and wrapping yourself in coffee grind can help smooth out any bumps on the way ;). Also make sure you have fashionable workout gear for extra motivation!
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Grace from Color & Grace. Based in Troy, Michigan, Grace is a 41 year-old petite woman who loves colours. Born and raised in China, she moved to America for love in 2007. Her day job – teacher. Her dream job – fashion blogger. Make sure to go and check out her blog and leave her a comment on her awesome outfit.
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