Week one of the 30 day Ab Challenge is over! Personally, I am glad it is a rest day today. Those sit-ups are getting pretty brutal! My favorite is still plank pose. I think all the yoga, (vinyasas!) helped strengthen all those muscles more than the ones required for those full sit-ups.
I remember one of my favorite boot camp instructors at the YMCA used to say that if you had to pick 4 exercises they need to be lunges (lower body), push ups (upper body) plank (core) and jumping jacks. (cardio). This has been years, and it still sticks in my mind and I use it on occasion when I am vacationing. (And by on occasion, I mean the first day only.)
Me and my hub doing our leg raises! (I posted a video to my you tube channel of us doing crunches) I love doing this challenge every day with my family! Just knowing we are kicking butt and feeling sore together has been so fun. We took our measurements today and I am down to 34 inches (lost 1/4 of an inch!) and he is down to 40 inches! (He lost a whole inch) Don’t guys blow at stuff like this? I remember my husband lost 30 pounds one time because he stopped eating M&Ms.
Kadyn and I in forearm plank! The whole time we have been doing this challenge I keep remembering this quote I heard somewhere:
The family that sweats together stays together.
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this. I wonder if the same rule applies:
The family that naps together stays together.
I would love to hear from you!
How are things going for you? What is your favorite ab exercise to do during this challenge? Least favorite? Are you enjoying this as a team? Or is this a solo challenge?