Daily Archives: April 5, 2012
|April 5, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Fitness, Weekly Workouts, Workouts|
Summer is right around the corner whether we like it or not. It was almost 90 degrees here the other day! With the warmer weather means that bikini season is a-coming also … gulp! With us moving to Savannah and having a close proximity to the beach this mama has definitely been working on her core lately. My goal is to at some point feel as confident in a bikini as I did on my honeymoon.
Have you heard the saying abs are made in the kitchen? It’s totally true. A healthy, clean diet is your surest way of getting your abs to show. However, working them out helps develop them the same way lifting does for your biceps. A strong core helps to stabilize your spine and protects your internal organs. A weak core is often a contributing factor to lower back injuries.
I work out my abs in some way (almost) daily. Normally this is by my #plankaday. #Plankaday is a Twitter hashtag anyone can use. The goal is to do a plank a day (get it? hehe) every day. Then tweet it. The @PlankPolice get on you if you have missed a few days too. It’s a great way to keep you accountable! And who doesn’t have time to bust out a plank a day? I do mine during commercials or while I sing songs to Emmie. You can find more info about it here. Edited To Add: There is also a great plank challenge going on for April via Carolynn of Just Keep-Running!
Craving more? I thought so! Here is a quick ab-burning circuit to get you ready to rock your bikini this summer.
Throw this into your routine a couple times a week and feel the burn I particularly love it since you don’t need equipment and can do it in your living room. WIN.
I have two BIG posts over the next couple of days … Emmalyne’s 6 month update and my post-baby body update. Can’t wait to share the adorable pics I got of Emmie with you guys
What’s your favorite ab exercise? Do you #plankaday?