Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 168 - It's Ab Month!!

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June is Ab Month!!!  Well it is according to me, anyway.  So I'm going to try something new...again... I know, I'm constantly trying something new...someday one of these plans is going to stick.

So you know how it takes 21 days to form a habit?  Well, let's make it a month. Lets's focus on introducing one new thing each month and then by the end of the year we'll have 7 healthy habits we've implemented into our lives!

Since we've already started the 30-day ab challenge, I decided to make June Ab month.  Let's back up a minute to the last post.  Thank you Kristi for joining me yesterday and honestly I didn't started until yesterday myself.  So I printed out a blank calendar to write out my plan, and I re-worked it a little bit so I'll be done July 7th or 8th.  Do what you can!  Don't stress if you can't do it all; at least you're doing SOMETHING.  Yesterday, my schedule was 20 sit-ups, 8 crunches, 8 leg raises and I don't remember how many seconds in a plank.  I quickly discovered that sit-ups are a b!tch!!  I made it to 10 with a couple rests in between.  So I didn't make all 20, but I still did 10 more than I ever have before and I feel great about that!  In addition to the ab challenge, I rocked it in Zumba last night so my abs were screaming today!  But in a good way...what a sense of accomplishment!  I love knowing my muscles are there because I feel them as I move.  I also notice myself tightening my core more often.  Cool.

So decide on something to do this month that will work your abs and stick with it!  If you don't want to do the 30 day ab challenge shown in the last post, try something different.  Kickboxing, abdominal holds, use an exercise ball instead of a chair, an ab class at the Y, Wii Fit...whatever you'll be able to stick with.  Click on the caption above for an article with some belly workout ideas.  I think maybe I'll read and review the article in my next post.

Let me know what you decide!!

Today's Win
So let's call it this week's win.  We have cooked healthy meals every night this week!  Tonight was a FANTABULOUS marinated pork tenderloin with green beans and a low sugar low fat cheesecake-type dessert with berries on top.  YUM!

3 comments:

  1. Update: I just finished my ab challenge for today and i'm feeling a lot of hate for exercise right now, but I did ALL 25 sit-ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises and a 15 second plank!

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    1. Good for you T-racey! Keep up the good work and let me know what works ~ I will be starting my routines in August! :) :)

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  2. I restarted today but still only figured out how to do a couple situps.

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