If I had my ideal legs, they would be long, sleek, mini-skirt, model legs. I have instead been blessed with full muscular legs that are strong but not long looking. In every attempt to make them hopefully sleeker and thinner, the have instead become more shapely. No boots, and leggings look absolutely ridiculous on me. With the nicknames like “gladiator legs”, “ballerina”, etc. I have long given up the idea that they will ever be sleek. Well I found out that people want legs like mine. Go figure.
Now , I just work out my legs too keep them in shape and genetically, they stay shapely.
Today’s workout was leg presses. I usually do 180 lbs with 90 on each side. This trainer decided he was going to add another 45 lb weight on each side. I said, ” Don’t be crazy! I can’t lift that much! ” Well apparently I can. Eeeesh. Scared the crap out of me. This trainer has wanted to train me for years. He probably would be good but I don’t do trainers. Hmmm, maybe I should.
I continued with walking lunges across the room, and took my “triple threat class. ” Spin with increasing intensity for 20 minutes, and the rest of the class using that gravity machine to go jumping squats, one-legged jumps, weighted balancing on one leg and ended with bosu sit ups. Would I ever do these exercises on my own, being pushed the way I do? Uh, I don’t think so.
I love and hate it. My legs wouldn’t quit and no matter what, they will keep looking like this. Strong. That’s a good thing.