#LegDay Instagrams Are The Fitness Inspo You Didn't Know You Needed


Although working out seems like a good idea in the midst of an artfully lit Nike store, once you’re forced to pull yourself from a comfortable bed, the full reality of the situation hits.

Luckily, social media can serve as a form of unlikely motivation. Instagram has become the home for woman-centric fitspiration, with fitness fanatics posting progress pictures and documenting their journeys to push themselves a little harder each day.

As any power lifter can tell you, the toughest day of the week is nearly always leg day. Working out our largest muscles totally reshapes our bodies, but that doesn’t mean it always feels good. Climbing stairs, biking anywhere and almost anything other than sitting in your desk chair becomes Herculean tasks.

If you're sore as hell and not quite sure how you'll ever make it back to the gym, open up Instagram and share in the positive inspiration your fellow gym-goers can provide. The images will also help you work harder while you're there. Soon, you might even be sharing before-and-after selfies of your own.

#LegDay sucks, but getting stronger feels oh-so-good.

There's no better feeling than checking another workout off your list.

If you can't resist posting a selfie, too, that's okay.

Women across the Internet are proud to show off the buns and thighs they've worked so hard to build.

Progress is slow when you're working on major muscle groups.

But that's just a reason to hit the gym harder next time.

These women post their post-gym photos in an effort to inspire both themselves and their friends.

Pushing out ten more weighted squats isn't easy...

...But these women make it look that way.

Feeling fit-spired, yet?

There's a good dose of girl power in these images.

If you're struggling to get fit and hoping to find community online, turn to Instagram.

These ladies will ensure you never lift alone.

They're building more efficient, strong bodies.

What's more, they're pushing past the challenges in their fitness routines.

Leg days are rewarding and difficult.

Feel free to pass on the stairs -- you've earned it.