Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Whittle my Middle 30 Day Challenge

I visited a new website today and was inspired by the " Whittle My Middle 30-Day Challenge! " on Angela's website Oh She Glows.  After doing my first day's exercise I just have to say that it's going to be TOUGH!!  It will be a good challenge for me, PLENTY of opportunity for improvement. She's halfway through her challenge... but I'm going to go ahead and start now, I'm just here for the fitness... 

And I'm really want to tackle that mid section of mine...  Since I've made it my mission to do my exercise, I thought that a good strong CORE would really help me towards becoming more fit.



Here is what I will be doing:
1) PICTURES: Before, half way, and after pictures on Dec 1st, Dec 15th, and Dec. 30th, respectively.
2) MEASUREMENTS: Before, half way, and after measurements of my ‘smallest’ waist (above belly button for me), at the belly buttun,  widest waist (2″-3″ lower approx, the pouch area.  I call it the Jelly Belly.), and hips (over fullest part of butt)- same dates as above.
3) CORE WORK: 5-10 minute core workout, 5 days a week, doing the following exercises:
  • Plank 
  • Side plank
  • Stability Ball Jackknifes
  • Stability ball roll out
  • Plank Rotations
All of the core exercises that I will be doing are found in this video by Turbulance Training:

I will be doing all of the exercises featured in the video. (no matter that some I will only do for a few short seconds...)
5-10 minutes a day total, 5 days a week for 1 month. Challenge ends December 30th. Because I will likely find these exercises quite challenging at first, I will probably start off with 5 minutes for the first week or two and work my way up to 10 minutes.  No problem -- (I can break it up, right?) 

I will post updates on my progress as I can, so stay tuned!!!
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TODAY I START...
Initial Measuremens:
Sm Waist: 31.5
BB Waist 32.0
JB Waist: 35.75
Hips: 41.125

Day 1 (Dec 1):

  • Plank: 40 seconds, 30 seconds
  • Side plank: Right Side: 25 seconds Left Side: 31 seconds
  • Plank with elbows on stability ball  ROFLMAO!!! First Attempt: 4 seconds, Second Attempt:  2 seconds
  • Stability Ball Jackknifes 57 seconds (didn't count, but will next time)
  • Stability ball roll out   1 minute 52 seconds (about 25 repetitions) 
  • Plank Rotations 1 and  2/3   
  • TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes.
     I'm going to give this challenge my all, 
    so watch for improvement.  I intend to


    1 comment:

    Amy said...

    OKAY OKAY! I will do the chanllange with you I will start on Sunday. Give me a chance to find my basement. Love ya sis!!

    The big plunge...

    Starting Weight 193.8
    Week 1 194.2 - +.4
    W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
    W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
    W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
    W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
    W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
    W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
    W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
    W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
    W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
    W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
    W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
    W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
    W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
    W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
    W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
    W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
    W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
    W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
    W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
    W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
    W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
    W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
    W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
    W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
    W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
    W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
    W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
    August 30, 2009
    W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
    W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
    W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
    W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
    W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
    W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
    W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
    W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
    W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
    W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
    W- 39 150.1 +0.3
    W- 40 156.3 +6.2
    W- 41 153.3 -3.0
    W- 42 152.6 -0.7
    W- 43 152.6 -0.0
    W- 44 150.7 -1.9
    W- 45 152.4 +1.7
    W- 46 153.0 +0.6
    W- 47 152.3 +0.7
    W- 48 150.1 -2.2

    W- 49 147.5 -2.6
    W- 50 146.3 -1.2
    ...
    ...
    W- 53 151.0 +2.0
    W- 54 149.3 -1.7
    W- 55 144.9 -4.4
    W- 56 144.1 -0.8
    W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!