Slipping on your favourite jeans makes you feel unstoppable.
Unfortunately, you may have noticed the fit of your jeans creeping tighter and tighter, then one day when you go to put them on they just don’t fit! I'm sure at some point you've said to yourself that "my pants don't fit me anymore". And...
Jeans aren’t as elastic as workout pants, which is why they are a good indicator of changes in size.
Some women may just toss their favourite jeans aside when they no longer fit, but not you-you're willing to take action and do what it takes to get back in them. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place...
Because I’m going to show you some of my favourite exercises to get and maintain slim legs and a tight waist.
This workout you’re about to follow has all kinds of benefits, but the main ones being that it will help tighten, tone, and slim your legs, helping you fit back into your jeans.
Make sure to pair these moves with a healthy diet and some heart pumping cardio workouts and soon you’ll be slipping right back into your favourite jeans.
45 Degree Angle Standing Back Kicks
Stand near a wall so you can hold on for balance. Keep a slight bend in your standing knee to cushion your joints and turn your muscles on.
Kick your other leg up and behind you at a 45-degree angle while maintaining a tight core. Flex your butt and leg muscles.
Hold at the top for 3 seconds and gently lower to the starting position to repeat.
Do: 10 reps on the right, then 10 reps on the left.
Towel Slide Side Lunges
Start by standing with your feet together, with one foot on a folded up towel. Keep your hands on your hips and tighten your core for balance.
Squat down and shift your weight onto the side without the towel.
Stay low throughout the movement.
Slide the towel out to the side as far as you can without moving your standing leg. Pull the towel back in towards the starting position and repeat all reps on one side without standing all the way up.
Do: 8 reps on the left, then 8 reps on the right
Wide Squat with Calf Raise
Start with your feet in a wide stance with toes pointed out and hands on your hips. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Lift your heels off the ground to perform the calf raise.
Lower your heels back to the ground and press them down to rise up to the starting position.
Flex your butt and leg muscles and repeat.
Do: 15 reps in a row without pausing
Side Leg Lift with Crunch
Start by sitting one hip on your folded up towel and propping yourself up with your elbow.
Stretch your bottom leg out long, rotate it so your inner thigh is facing the ceiling, and point your toe.
Bend the other knee and place the foot solid on the ground for support. Support your head with the top arm and stretch that elbow back to elongate your abs.
Lift your straight leg and crunch towards it at the same time.
Hold for 1 second at the top and slowly lower back to the elongated position.
Do: 10 reps on the right, then 10 reps on the left
Half Seated Bicycles
Start by laying on the ground and cushioning your pelvis with the folded up towel. Prop yourself up on your elbows.
Lift both knees towards your chest and flex your abs and point your toes.
Extend one leg out long while keeping the other knee towards your chest.
Switch sides and continue alternating sides.
Do: 30 reps alternating (15 per side)
Once you have completed all 5 exercises, rest for 1 full minute, grab a sip of water, then repeat the circuit one more time. During your second round focus even more on your breath, on perfect form, and envisioning your legs, hips and waist tightening and toning...
Again, I do recommend pairing this with a healthy nutritious diet and some quick cardio sessions for the best results. And it never hurts to get in a few solid stretches before a good workout.
I'll be posting some of my favorite stretches here in the next week or two!