Being women we all have our little problems with this or that part of our body. I am not a skinny girl and even if I learned to live with and sometimes even like my curves I have one part about my body I'm always at loggerheads with: my legs. During the time I collected 5 little tips that made me feel more at ease with my problem area, which I want to share with you.
#1 Get Used to your Legs
Now this may sound a little strange to you as we're all using our legs every day and should be used to our body more than to anything else. However we tend to hide the part of our body we don't like in wide, long clothes. Wearing long pants all year and then suddenly switching to a bikini must be a little shock for our self-confidence! Therefor my first advice would be to wear shorts whenever you can. This may only be at home or only in your free time but the more you see your bare legs in situations where you really don't need to care about them, the more you will get used to seeing them in every other situation as well. Personally I love my legs in shorts as long as I'm at home, I even stop and mirrors and think "Why, your legs don't look that bad after all!" but as soon as I leave the house I want to hide them under tables or behind huge bags. So I'm still working on this advice myself, haha!
#2 Do Something against Cellulite
There are some drinks that claim to be able to detox your body and remove excess fat. Even if these effects haven't been proven I'm sure that detoxing won't harm (as long as you still keep up a healthy diet!). My favourite detox drink is known as the Master Cleanser. You can find some more information about it here, however I drink a simplified version which may not achieve that much but which tastes good and matches my lifestyle. I simply take a big lemon and squeeze its juice into a 1,5l water bottle. Then I add almost a teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper and drink it during the day together with other liquids like a cup of tea in the morning, a cup of coffee in the evening and some glasses of normal water during lunch. Even if it isn't for the detox, drinking enough water is a huge step towards getting rid of cellulite and excess fat. Also green tea has a purging effect and you should drink it before and after each meal.
#4 Train your Legs
Not everybody is into sports, I surely am not. I loved to dance but since I went to university I haven't found a good dance group anymore. Therefor I go to the gym but sometimes I'm just not motivated enough to do the whole training schedule. On these days I just train my legs on a fitness device I like. If you're not doing any sport so far why don't you just go to your local gym and ask for a training schedule adapted to your problem area? Or you look for other sports that are especially good for training your legs like dancing or aerobics.
#5 Tan your Legs
Tanned legs look slimmer, no doubt. Of course we don´t always have the possibility to go outside and get a natural tan but luckily there are self-tanning lotions. If you are not that good at using them I would recommend to start off with a light, diluted lotion like the ones from Bebe Young Care. If you get the occasion to bathe in the sun please don't forget the suncream! You get special ones that will boost the natural tanning process like for example the Nivea protect & bronze. Also don't stay in the sun for too long because matured skin is not what we want to get pretty legs. (I think I don't need to explain why the sunbed is NOT an option, right?) Whether you legs are tanned or not, a decent glitter body lotion will give them a lovely glow.
Was this post able to bring you any new insight? What is your problem area and what do you do to get in shape?