I made this morning a cross training day. After a quick walk around the apartment complex with Abbie, I popped in my Biggest Loser: The Workout: Cardio Max DVD. I know it seems strange to have a Biggest Loser DVD, but this one always kick my butt. I only own 3 work out DVDs and this is one of them. I haven’t done it in a while and it surely had me breathing heavy at the end. J
After I completed the 50 minute DVD I set out on some ab work.
- 50 Crunches
- 50 Reverse Crunches
- 50 Side to Side Crunch w/ 5 lb weight in hand
- 25 Combination crunches with weight between the knees
- 50 Scissor kicks
- 12 Pilate side planks where your hand crosses under your torso (each side)
- 30 Second Plank (x2)
- 50 Chest lifts (on stomach)
- 50 Leg lifts (on stomach)
- 50 Combinations (on stomach)
I tired to explain what I did the best I can. I am trying to experiment with different ab moves to get the best work out I can for my abs.
You may have noticed I have been trying to get a regular schedule going with my crunches; I want to announce that there is a reason behind this. For Halloween this year I have decided to go as a Hula Girl, which means I will be prancing around in my bikini all night. I figured after all of the hard work I have put myself through this last year, that I deserve to be able to prance around in a bikini. J My only problem lies in my abs. My abs are something I have not really cared about before, so I am taking this as an opportunity to start caring. My Mini Goal will be to have decent abs by the time Halloween rolls around so I can proudly wear that bikini.
Notice how I said ‘decent abs’ and not ‘six pack’ I know Halloween is less then a month away, so I’m not crazy. J I just want them to look tight and not like jelly.
My plan will be to do at least a 10 minute ab workout every other day leading up to Halloween. I am still trying to break into a routine that will have me waking up sore after a good session. I will keep tweaking my routine until I find one that burns (in a good way). I will be sure to keep everyone posted and hopefully I will have no problem being the Hula Girl at the end of the month. J Any suggestions you guys have to pull off that bikini will be greatly appreciated!
For fuel this morning after my work out I had some yummy cereal.
My mix included ½ cup of Kashi Go Lean, ½ cup of 365 Brand Peanut Butter Puffs, a small Plum, and 2 spoonfuls of Applesauce.
Alright, time to get back to work. Have a great Tuesday everyone!