The thighs are such a stubborn area of the body are they not? Sometimes it seems as if whatever you do, you can’t seem to slim them down. You’ve tried dieting but you just couldn’t stick to it. You’ve tried to go to the gym but you simply couldn’t sustain the habit. You’ve even tried buying those celebrity DVD’s and once again, you simply couldn’t get the same results. Have you been conned?
Are you a victim of clever marketing or are you just destined to be stuck with the kind of body you don’t like? Not exactly. When it comes to making your thighs thinner, just about any bit of sound advice will work. Diet, workout DVD’s, resistance bands. All of it. The problem is that the approach is all wrong. Most of these programs totally shock your system and throw you into the deep end. This approach almost ALWAYS fails because your body and ingrained habits will do everything to resist it.
So what if, in 30 days, you could set off a chain reaction that could lead to thinner thighs? What if I told you that starting tomorrow (even today), you could be off to an attainable goal? Let’s get into it. The secret to making permanent changes to your body is how you start. And we will start with something we are all familiar with. A walk. So here’s the first step;
Week 1: Walk between 2-3 miles for six days a week. If you find it difficult to spare half an hour to simply walk, then you seriously need to reconsider your goals.
All you need to do is put on a pair of trainers and simply walk. Whether it’s your local park, the woods, a treadmill. Anything will do. Just make it as enjoyable an comfortable for yourself as possible. Try and maintain a brisk pace throughout and try to work up a bit of a sweat. You don’t need to run but you are more than welcome to. (get your thigh measurements before you start)
Week 2: Halve the walking distance. If you want to keep walking two or three miles, then by all means do so. After your walk, why not stretch out a little? An additional 15 minutes of basic hamstring, and calf stretches and a few inner thigh exercises for 10 reps (inner thigh raise, scissor kicks) will give those muscles a good warm down. Incorporating the exercises into the stretches adds an undesired element (exercise) into something everyone naturally does (stretches).
Week 3: Time to raise the stakes: As you do your brisk 1.5 mile walk, try to sustain a light jog for just 1 minute followed by 5 minutes of walking and repeat. This is also known as interval training. Soon after, do your basic stretches and thigh exercises.
Week 4: Ok, stakes rise even higher; Jog for 90 seconds following by 3 minutes of brisk walking and repeat until you’ve done your 1.5 miles. Then do your stretches and thigh exercises.
This will make a massive difference to your thighs and in a month, you will notice that they are not only firmer, but also thinner. Imagine what they will look like if you sustain this for the rest of the year!
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