Monday, December 12

Week 2 Beach Ball Abs

I have to confess I am not a fan of core training. Even as a young girl flat abs were not part of my figure. At my thinnest weight a two-pack was about as close as I could get. I have what you might call beach ball abs. No, no, I'm not being critical...I have accepted my round tummy and have become very good at sucking it in just as someone snaps a picture. When I was pregnant with my first child I gained around 26lbs. really not that much but it was ALL tummy. Complete strangers would stop me on the street and ask me if I was having twins-I kid you not! And yes, I have had the dreaded question "when is the baby due" and I was NOT pregnant!!!

When we first moved to Texas I didn't like to drive over the high bridges. As I white- knuckled the steering wheel I would repeat over and over "I hate high-bridges" After a while I started to think this is not helping me, so instead I started saying "I love high bridges" It didn't change the way I feel about them but it seemed to make them less terrifying. So this is the way I'm going to approach Ab exercises;
"I love core training, I love core training"

The hardest part of core training will be timing. When do you do your core training? Before or after your run? Do you do it 2, 3 or 5 times a week? Do you have a list you follow or DVD?



fancy nancy said...

I really love core training but I hate to admit that it is the first thing to go when I am pressed for time. Enter...jelly belly! I usually do it after cardio when my body is warm and I aim for 3 days a week. I have found a lot on demand on cable.

Laura said...

I was always thin but never had a flat belly either... now i try to do it 3x a week and am feeling much stronger...i like jillians no more trouble zones. Just found your blog--love meeting other moms who run! Oh- and we just moved to Tx, too. :)