BUT, if I had my way, my stomach would be tightly pulled. I'd have even the slightest hint of abs. I'd have some definition.
Truth be told, despite working out my entire 20s, I have never had even a hint of definition in my abs. I could easily be convinced that I don't actually have any ab muscles, which would explain why I have had years of perfect eating and consistent, difficult exercise and yet...see nothing.
My mini-goal for January was to not drink a sip of alcohol. Check it off, because I did it. 31 days without a drop of alcohol so much as meeting my lips.
I have made a mini-goal for February to work out my abs every day. YES, abs are made in the kitchen (so they say). YES, you can overtrain one body part (people on twitter have told me). YES, my body history tells me that the likelihood of seeing so much as a hint of muscle is slim to none (the mirror don't lie). NONETHELESS, I'm sticking to my goal of 28 painstaking days of ab work.
Each day, my ab workout will look like this:
FEBRUARY AB CHALLENGE
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AB WORKOUT DAILY:
100 Russian Twists
100 Front Crunches
100 Side Crunches (left)
100 Side Crunches (right)
50 Leg Lifts
50 Leg Drops
Plank 15 seconds (3 times)
Combine with cardio three times a week.
The entire circuit takes about 15 minutes to complete. I took a 'before' picture on February 1. I'll be taking an 'after' picture on March 1. We'll see if I post it up on here...
So, are you in?? It's only 28 days to (less deflated) rock-hard abs.
*Remember I am not a medical professional, nor am I a trainer. Undertake this challenge at your own risk. Consult a doctor first if needed.