Pinterest Workout Challenge

12 Aug

14 day challenge

Today, I am starting a new series “Pinterest Workout Challenge”   Where I am going to pick from the numerous workouts on my Pinterest board and, well, do them! Because we all do it – we pin these great workouts that promise outstanding results and then. . . .look at them a few months later and think, “I really should do this.” So, while I’ve been thinking this series idea over, I hadn’t set a date of when to start it until I got up this morning and did this workout! 

14 Day Lean Legs Challenge

Now, when I was younger, it was rare to see me wear shorts. Ever. If I did, they were long…. to my knees. I hated my legs. They were/are blind-you-every-time-you-look-at-them white and the opposite of what my friend terms her legs as ‘chicken legs’. I have always been super sensitive about  the fact that I have stretch marks on my thighs and that when I sit down, my thighs look twice as big as they actually are. These past few summers I have gotten better about wearing shorts – realizing that I’m the only one who sees my legs in such a negative way.  Driving around with my OH over the weekend, I told him I want ‘runner’s legs.’ Now, while I had to explain what that meant to him, I’m sure all you ladies understand what I mean by that. Firm. Shaped. Fit. Tanned. I know I might have to give up that last description but that’s my goal!  I want to be fit overall but for this next two weeks I am going to focus on my legs. 

Our house has no carpet, only linoleum so I try to avoid workouts that require laying down. . .which limits me of course. But I am excited to commit myself to this challenge!  Check out the workout – it’s super easy – I will say I’m not too keen on some of the photos on this site (while they aren’t horrible, they show a little too much for my taste)  but I just scroll down away from the photo. 

To check out my pinterest board, click  here. If you want to join me, that’d be great! Ok, here’s the hard part, I’m going to show you a photo of day 1, so I (we) can see if anything changes by the end of the two weeks! Day 1

60 Responses to “Pinterest Workout Challenge”

  1. Joelle August 13, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Oh goodness, my idea of working out is taking the dog to go potty – seriously though. Thankfully our new complex has a fitness center, and hopefully I’ll get my lazy butt there soon!

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      hehe – some days walking the dog is all that can happen! get some awesome workout music and beat that treadmill! =)

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  2. Cailin @ Sassydove August 13, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I have been totally self conscious about my legs my whole life. Like you, only in recent years have I been brave enough to wear shorts. Good for you in going for it!

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

      Good job to you too!! The media tells us we have to look a certain way and it’s so sad! Our creator made us a certain way and then we lament it. tsk tsk.

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  3. Alfa Sengupta August 13, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I have so many workout posted on my Pinterest board too! I always feel like “Oh, this will be good for me!’ or “Oh, I’m definitely not going to get sick of this!”. But I still haven’t gotten around to 80% of these pins! HAHA. Great challenge! I might have to attempt it too one day!

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      You should!!! Join me whenever! I have no idea how long I’ll keep it going – hopefully until I’ve done most of them at least!

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  4. Jessica August 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to get into great shape for some time now. I will definitely keep an eye on your pinterest board because you have some great tips and pictures posted. You’re starting out with great legs and they’re only going to get better as you do this! Can’t wait to see how you progress! You can do this!!

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement! (I’m sore already and it’s only day 2 so I need it! )

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  5. estherjulee August 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    this is such a great idea!! i can’t wait to see the progress. after my couchto5k, i might go and do some of the other workouts. 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      Thanks! All this past winter I had planned on doing the couchto5k but I have been struggling with my health enough that I haven’t started it so I decided to do this instead. Good luck on it!

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  6. Reviews 411 August 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I am looking forward to seeing your progress 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      =) I do too! hehe – my mom was making fun of me because walking up stairs or a hill hurt today! oy!

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  7. kancell724 August 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I hate shorts, always have. I have blind you white legs.

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      hehe. you know what I started doing to feel better about it? Noticing all the women out and about with white legs that weren’t worrying about it! It made it easier to just grab those shorts and pull them on!

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  8. Angela Livingston August 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I love that you posted a pic on day 1, it’s amazing how posting will help keep one accountable. I need to start working on accomplishing my “get fit” pins as well. I’ll be joining you starting next week when my older kids are back at school! Good Luck!

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    • booksnbakery August 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      Yay! i’m so glad you’re going to join me! I was really hoping someone would!!! Plus, I figured if I didn’t turn it into a blog thing, I would just not do the workouts! I’m a huge fan of my comfy bed in the mornings…. =/

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  9. a piece of rainbow August 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    i admire your courage! by making this public statement, i am sure this challenge wil be much more fun and rewarding! =)

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    • booksnbakery August 14, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      it’s scary but thank you! I’m hoping it’ll just make me do it! ha!

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  10. christenwypy August 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    I don’t have carpet either. I sometimes use my yoga mat or even a comforter!

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    • booksnbakery August 14, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      I’ve thought of getting a yoga mat but i wasn’t sure if that was thick enough to actually do anything! I might have to give it a try.

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  11. Carrie August 14, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    This is such a good way to keep yourself accountable. I need to get back into it like I used to be. I workout with the Tone It Up girls at toneitup.com. Tons of free awesome workouts that I’ve gotten results from. Good luck! 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 14, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      thanks! I’ve never heard of them, I might have to check them out to get more workouts!

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  12. Ashley Frederickson August 14, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    I’m on a fitness routine right now so I’m all about this challenge. Good luck to you! Know that you are not alone and I plan to join in! 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 14, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Ah, thanks! That’s what’s hard about working out at home, no one is there to keep you accountable…guess that’s why I shared it with all of you, heh! Great, I’d love to have you join!

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  13. Bekkie - Lipstick & Lullabies August 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    I’m on my journey to a healthier (skinnier) me and this is a great challenge 🙂 I do T25 every day except the past few because it’s been too darn hot 😦

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    • booksnbakery August 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

      good for you!!! What’s T25?Ugh, it’s SO hard to work out when it’s hot out!

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  14. kireilauriel August 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Great inspiration, good luck with your goal! Whatever the results will be, the health benefit is more than worth it!

    ~ lauriel

    EyeForElegance.com

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  15. ashleymccardia August 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I have an olive-y skin tone and have always been so envious of girls with pretty pale skin. haha I think we all want something different than what we have! (Plus, tanning gives you wrinkles and cancer…haha)

    But I admire your will to do something about what you dont like. I feel you on the legs. Mine used to be so muscular and with kids have become not so muscular. 😦 I need to jump on this wagon with you! 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

      It is true! we want what we don’t have – like I have always wanted straight brown hair instead of curly red! You should join me! it’d be great! i was so glad today was a ‘rest’ day though, I don’t think I would have worked out anyway. . . .

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  16. Camesha August 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I clearly don’t spend enough time on Pinterest! I didn’t know there were things like this on there. Why not though? Makes sense!

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

      I admit I spend a lot of time looking up workouts and health advice…. i decided it was finally time to do some of them =)

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  17. Ayana Pitterson August 15, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Good luck on your goal, although I would say looking from that pic, your legs aren’t big, but then again, each person is more critical of themselves than others. I work out regularly, more because of my job (military), so whether you don’t see an immediate result, your health definitely sees it quickly. Good job on taking on the challenge.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

      aw, thank you! I hate how critical I can be of myself! it’s horrible! But, my health is a huge aspect that I am hoping improves through working out regularly again. thanks for stopping by! (btw, i love your blog!!)

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  18. Kristine Foley (@tffunedited) August 15, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Awesome! I’m so guilty of pinning stuff and just forgetting about it. Love how you’re approaching this! Good luck!

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  19. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 15, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Looks like a great workout! I can’t wait to get my fitness levels back up after my baby is born. 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

      I couldn’t believe how quickly i got sore! I knew i was out of shape, but geesh! Can’t wait to see pictures of your little one!

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  20. Neely (@Neelykins) August 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Pinterest is full of great workouts!

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  21. L August 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I am super guilty if actually pinning exercises and never actually doing any. I love this challenge, let’s do it together.

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      that’d be great! I’d love to have you going through some with me!

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  22. Carly from The Puzzled Palate August 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    I love the Pinterest challenges! I will have to check out your Pin boards for more good ones!

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    • booksnbakery August 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

      Yes do! I’m always on the look for workouts that don’t require equipment. =)

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  23. Jordan August 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    I love the idea. I did this with braids a few weeks ago (I know, I’m a dork but hey) I have hardwood floors so it’s about the same, but I have a big smushy rug that I use too.

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    • booksnbakery August 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

      I’m really hoping our next house has carpet! I’m such a wimp when it comes to hard floors and working out.

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  24. Raewyn August 16, 2014 at 1:19 am #

    This is a wonderful idea! I really need to do them myself.

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  25. Sarah August 16, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    I love this idea, I keep thinking I should follow some of the fitness stuff I’ve got pinned them never get round to it 🙂

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    • booksnbakery August 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      it’s just like all those fun recipes we post – we stick with the same old same old foods. . . which reminds me I still haven’t worked out today!

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  26. FeltWithLoveDesigns (@FeltWithLoveDes) August 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Great idea! I do this with crafts. It’s always fun and I always feel so accomplished when I actually do something that I’ve pinned. Haha. Can’t wait to see how these go!

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    • booksnbakery August 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      I’m hoping to get to crafts once we move! I’m so excited! But for now, working out is what i’m up to =)

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  27. Nikki Spencer August 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    This is such a great idea – you’ve inspired me to be more of a doer than a pinner. 😉 I’ve always been super sensitive about various parts of my body, so I really admire you for this. You’re a rockstar 😉

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    • booksnbakery August 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      Thanks! I hope you join me! Thank for stopping by!

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  28. Jessica Doll August 17, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    This challenge looks fun. And I know you’ve probably heard it but the best way to get runners legs is to… run. 😛

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    • booksnbakery August 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      hehe, yes, running is what i want to do…. with my health as it is, sometimes it’s just too much to lace up those shoes and go. so i’m hoping this is a stepping stone to feeling better in order to get out and run!

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  29. Leanna Ranieri August 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    This is such a good idea! I have so many workout pins and I never get around to doing them and I really wish I would take the time to do so. However I think I am going to try and stay more active this year!

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    • booksnbakery August 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      I know all about a ton of pins that never get ‘gotten to’! I’m gonna have to start looking at my board to see what workout i’m going to conquer next! Thanks for stopping by! (and good luck being more active this year!!!)

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  30. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove August 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Love this idea. I am a pinterest freak lately and have been pinning tons of workout challenge things. Holy wow, some of them are so hard. I am totally joining on this!!!!

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    • booksnbakery August 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      I’d love it if you joined! I have made myself stop looking at workouts on pinterest for a while… heh. Thanks for stopping by ! =)

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  31. liv September 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    OH! this is good!!! I often feel the same way about my legs because of my thighs! Though I wear shorts all the time…..I’m not ready to commit but i’ll be watching the progress for sure! Good luck and REALLY cool challenge. Gosh I wonder what board I should challenge myself on, cause i’msoo guilty of just looking at it LOL! thanks for this inspiration!!!

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    • booksnbakery September 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      i’ve actually been doing horrible on this challenge!! haven’t worked out – other than a few walks last week – in 2 or more weeks! yikes! i’ve got to get back on this!

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