Monday, February 25, 2013

3-Move Abs Circuit

Another weekend behind us. They go by so quickly, but I am trying not to complain about it anymore. Saturday and Sunday are such short days, really, that I am trying to make the best of them no matter what we've got on the agenda. I can't stop Saturday and Sunday from coming and going so quickly, but I can stop thinking of them as gone before they actually are. Go ahead—shift your mentality in this way. You might find that it makes a huge difference.

You might also find that The Gauntlet, despite being horrific and intimidating in size, is actually a wonderful piece of cardio equipment. Seriously, I'm not sure what makes me sweat more: The Gauntlet or a Spinning bike. I snuck away to the gym yesterday for 30 minutes of stair-steppin' fun. You can't really tell in this picture, but I sweat like a beast from start to finish:

Afterwards, I did a short 3-move abs circuit. I'm not even joking, my core is pretty strong, but twice through this short circuit and my abs were toast:

If you don't have access to ab straps, you can always do reverse crunches. Man, I love me some ab-strap action, though! They kill me every time.

Speaking of "killing me," I've been thinking about the half marathon I listed in my goals, plans and resolutions for 2013. I spent some time this weekend mapping out a potential training plan. I have a race in mind, and if all goes as planned, I will sign up for it by the end of this week. More on that later, but I'm excited to get back into a more regular running schedule. It's been sporadic as I've been focusing on Spinning more now that I'm instructing.


Are you on Twitter? I'm slowly getting used to this fast-paced social environment. I spent more time than usual this weekend scrolling through all the updates—man, there's some good information out there! I thought I would end today's post by linking you up to some of the articles I "favorited" recently. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more of the following and, if I'm being honest, the occasional update about me. I don't promise seriousness in every tweet. I tend to be goofy from time to time.  You'll see.

1) "52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss Results" —iVillage
2) "Why Race Start Times Keep Getting Earlier" —Runner's World
3) "6 Places to Look Outside Your Business Niche for Creative Inspiration" —Abby Kerr
4) "Your Terrible Tweet Score" —Doghouse Diaries
5) "10 Celebrity Bodies We Need to Stop Talking About" —Shape 

1 comment:

Kelly said...

How have I never heard of an ab strap??

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