Emergency. . . call yourself a time-out girlfriend and take a deep breath. First of all you need to stop all the drama. There are millions of us who have tight schedules and a full life. It's how we manage it and choose to SEE it is what makes us excited and enthusiastic instead of overwhelmed and burned out.
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
I was working with a team of trainers on a project for a trade show convention. We were in Las Vegas, it was over 100 degrees and we had to rehearse outside because we were going to be performing outside. It would make no sense to train in an air conditioned room at 72 degrees and then step on the grand stage outside in a 100 degree day, pass out and get injured from heat exhaustion and de-hydration. This is exactly what a colleague of mine did in Hawaii.
He trained in the spring one year on the cool Pacific Coast for the hot and humid Honolulu Marathon!! DUH!!! He trained at around 60-70 degrees and the Marathon that year reached the high 80's. He got overheated, dehydrated and dizzy. He made it through the race, but it took his body weeks to recover.
I knew that if I wanted to have a killer performance in LV, we needed to rehearse with the intent of an outstanding result.
I wanted the practices to be fun even though the conditions were horrible. I arranged to have a beautiful display of fresh fruit and vegetables delivered and set up under a canopy for breaks. I also arranged to have a pool boy spray each of us with cool water between sets. And if you keep a damp cool towel or fabric draped around your neck, it helps to keep your body temperature down. So I had the pool boy put long damp towels in a portable cooler and he would trade towels with each of the dance trainers every twenty minutes or so.
It turned out to be more fun than anyone had anticipated. I made sure the sound technicians were taken care of also because without music, it really would have been a living hell! Taking care of the sound people was no only beneficial to us; it was the right thing to do, taking care of those who help us.
We needed to work hard, meet a stringent deadline and practice for real yet we made it fun at the same time. It didn't cost as much as you would think. It wasn't hard scoring a pool boy who got to wait on a group of tight-bodied dance trainers. Plus. I was planning on paying out of my own pocket, but the hotel said they would comp us since it was smoking hot in the rehearsal area.
See what happens when you have good attitude and the right intention. Well that is how I feel about training our thighs and preparing for the moment of unveiling them in a swimsuit.
Thick Sausages or Dancer's Legs
I have to be really careful when I train my legs because they can become very thick and muscular very fast. In two to three workouts, if I do the wrong exercises or if I do the right exercises with too much weight or bad posture, I can overbuild the middle of my thighs and they will get thick and round and end up looking like stuffed sausages instead of long land lean dancer's thighs.
Squats, lunges, floor hydrants and leg lifts are the combination of foundational exercises that every dancer does,
This workout has the perfect thigh slimming essentials for tightening and toning your lovely legs.
Burn Fat and Eat Thin
Note: Make sure you get in some cardio three to four times per week for 30-45 minutes as well to help you lose body fat. Cut back on the carbs and get a good thigh slimming-eating plan like my Quick Start Energy Program that is time tested and has helped hundreds of thousands just like you slim down quick.
Thin Thighs in Ten Minutes Plan
Perform 3 to 5 sets of each exercise, 15 to 30 repetitions per set. It should take you about ten minutes four times per week.
Trains your inner thighs, outer thighs, front and back of thighs, calves and your butt.
Begin with good posture, stand tall with your feet hip width apart and your arms extended in front of you at chest level. Square your shoulders and keep your chest up.
Slowly bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor all the while trying to maintain a balanced position on top of your step platform. Slowly while squeezing your butt and tightening your legs push through the floor and start standing back up to the starting position. Take 2 counts or 2 seconds to lower your body down and 4 seconds to rise back up.
Reverse Sculpting Lunge
Trains the front and back of thighs plus this move works your butt as well.
Feet hip width apart and your hands on your hips. Square your shoulders and lift your chest.
Step your right foot back a stride's length and gently bend your knees until your right thigh is perpendicular to the floor and your left thigh is parallel to it.
Slowly return to starting position and you squeeze your butt and legs.
Then repeat with your other leg. Alternate left and right lunges. One on each leg makes a complete rep.
Lengthening Leg Lift
Trains your outer thigh, inner thigh and your butt.
Lie on your left side with your legs out straight and a one foot forward of your body, your right hip directly stacked on top of your left hip. Rest your head on your outstretched left arm and place your right palm on the floor in front of you for support.
Contract your abdominals to support your back, flex your foot and squeeze your hip and tighten your outer thigh, then lift the leg as high as you can without turning the hip or your body and hold for 2 counts then return to starting position. Repeat on the same leg for your desired number of reps, 15-30. Then roll over and duplicate move on the other leg. Do 3-5 sets of those.
Stretch before and after you workout so that you're muscles stay long and lean and your joints healthy.
If you are like me and your legs gain muscle easily, stick to light resistance cardio training and lightweights for 15 to 30 reps per set of exercises that require weights
Take control of your schedule, your time, your body and your life. Don't get so caught up in the drama of it all, make your own fun any time you can. Life is too short to just work all the time.
Try to make your work fun with your attitude. Joy and happiness is an inside job. What you feel is what you attract. When you begin your body transformation do it with joy and enthusiasm and expect the best and you will see the best manifest in your life.
God Bless and make it the Best Week Ever!
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