I discovered the 30-Day Ab Challenge on Facebook. There was an event that two of my friends (who weren’t even friends) said they would attend, so it popped up on my timeline. And when I see “workout”, “challenge”, or “FREE” (most important one right there), I click on it faster than Garfield can swallow a whole lasagna.
I saved the picture (above), and messaged one of my friends from Columbia to ask if she wanted to join me. I frankly don’t remember what she responded (this was quite a few months ago), but I secretly told myself to do it so I will have washboard abs by the time Columbia’s famous swimming test comes around. So I started it…up to the first week. It’s not that it got too difficult already (although Day 30 looks pretty daunting), it was that I forgot. And by the time I remembered, I had already showered and gotten ready for bed, and I did not want to get all worked up before I called it a day. But then I kept forgetting; in fact, if I had kept with the 30-Day program, I would have been done with it by now quite a few times over. Oh think of the state my abs could have been!
Here’s another thing that kind of kept me back. Working your abs tones them, obviously, but it makes your muscles bigger, making your torso wider. I would like to keep my stomach area as slim as possible, but you know, that’s just me. Then again, that’s a myth I’ve heard, but if you haven’t worked out in a while, your muscles will expand in the beginning. I have been avoiding ab exercises and instead have constricted my abs every time I work out, or even when I’m not doing much and just sitting around. That has helped me get some definition, so that may be something everyone can look into. Obviously, working out your abs all the time isn’t going to give you defined abs if you have flab on top. Make sure you watch your diet, because 70% of weight loss is based on diet.
Well, now that I’ve decided to test the “abs make your stomach wider” myth, I plan on following the 30-Day Ab Challenge, starting tomorrow. We should be done before the end of July!
Check out this awesome page on a fellow blogger’s site for info on how to do the moves.
Who’s with me? Anyone else heard of that myth? Anyone really for killer abs?