Hey Crew! The Chicago Marathon is over but there’s no more time to rest. Lots more fun races to come and goals more goals to reach!
Consistency is the key to life long health and fitness and our ab exercises are waiting…
I’m excited and proud to say that the scale has also stayed consistent throughout my marathon training this season. Training for MCM last year, I gained weight…but this summer I was able to stay the course and keep the weight off.
Thank you all for keeping me motivated and accountable along the way! Next up…Rock N Roll Savannah! It was such a blessing to meet Martin, Deena, and Alicja in Chicago…and now I get to look forward to meeting so many more of you in Savannah. The gifts keep coming! 🙂
Let’s get to work Crew!
Day 12 exercises: Abs – 3 sets of 10
- Sharon’s Walk Down Plank
- Lower Body Russian Twist
- Stamding Side Crunch
- In and Outs
- Bedtime Plank
Bringing back another old favorite today. Throw in this Ab Pyramid to round out today’s ab work and feel the burn! There’s no reason why you can’t have those flat abs…but you’ve gotta do the work!
Speed Work: Silly me…I forgot all about this week’s speed work. Let’s keep it fun and simple and throw in some fartleks this week. Super simple…during your run today, throw in some speed! Pick a spot in the distance and run as fast as you can to that spot…slow it down and recover, then do it again!
Fartleks are a great way to build some speed into your workout and increase your heart rate…another great way to bur some extra calories and work towards those flat abs! 🙂
Extra Credit: Calorie Counting – We all know abs are built in the kitchen so today we are counting calories. Do you know how much you really eat? Counting calories is a great way to see what you’re taking in…and I bet you’ll be surprised how quickly it ads up. If you are not familiar with counting calories a great way to get started is by using the MyFitnessPal app.
Download MyFitnessPal and “friend” me so we can help keep each other accountable. It’s really easier than you think to keep track of what you eat and if you want to lose weight and tone up, this app will help you reach that goal! With the holidays right around the corner we need to be aware of what’s what and consistent with our diet. Make the commitment NOW and be ready to look fabulous in your holiday attire. Who doesn’t want to walk into their family holiday parties and have everyone saying, “OMG, you look amazing!” 🙂
If you feel like slacking today…think about those goals you want to reach then get up and MOVE! You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be consistent!
Refuse to give up and make it a great day Crew! 🙂