The day has finally arrived where you can read my guest post over on the lovely Shannon's blog! Click the link HERE to indulge in all of it's glory and enjoy my wobbly bits! Within the past 15 minutes I've participated in and finished my first ever P90X: Yoga X workout and I'm suffering with a serious case of 'sweating like a pig while flopping around the house like a Jello-Jiggler'.
Fear not, though. I'll be back later this afternoon (post shower when I'm sweating less and smelling better) with my day 14 pictures from my 30 Day 300 Ab Challenge! :)
lots of love love love
Well, although I'm still feeling very much like a Jello-Jiggler, I am shower and smelling far less invasive than a couple of hours ago. So I'm back, as promised, to share with you the Day 14 pictures from my 30 Day 300 Ab Challenge (which you'll remember from reading this post last week, I have adapted to a 60 Day 300 Ab Challenge as I've opted to do the exercises every-other-day in order to give my muscles time to recover and heal). So technically, although I would be had I kept this at 30 days, I'm not even half way yet!
I have to admit that the first night I did this challenge, I puked afterwards. I wasn't expecting to sweat as much as I did (why should I? The girl in the demonstration pictures is smiling the whole damn time for sobbing out loud! She clearly enjoyed herself!) nor was I prepared to end it keeled over panting like I'd just given birth. But please, don't let my heaving put you off. I puked because, as per usual, I bull-moosed my way through the routine, determined to do it fast like a freight train the very first time, and in the end over extended myself. I didn't have a water bottle ready, which meant I didn't drink any water throughout. What's more, I didn't allow myself any time to breathe in between moves - also a contributing factor to my puking - I don't suggest you follow in my ignoramus foot steps.
Experience has taught me to do the entire hoopla on a towel or yoga mat, to listen to my 'I'm Sexy and I Know It' workout playlist on my iPod in order to keep myself motivated, to always have a massive water bottle at my side (which is usually emptied by the end of the routine) and to tuck my toes under the couch in order to keep my legs down for the Cross-Leg/Wide Leg Sit-Ups (don't beat yourself up if you can't keep your legs flat on the ground for the first couple of times. Work up to it if you need to!) At first it took me around 25 minutes to do all of the exercises, but now I can bust them out in about 15 minutes. I still sweat like a pig and hate those bastard Roll-Up V-Ups like there's no tomorrow, but I at the end I feel fulfilled and healthier.
While my stomach is still NO WHERE near as toned as I'd like it to be (my belly button still looks as if it's frowning - how very sad!) I am impressed with the results thus far - especially considering I'd only actually done the routine 7 times by the Day 14 pic (which was taken last Friday). From the front I can definitely see some changes in the form of less wobble - and that makes me smile a big Cheshire cat smile! It's great to know that all of the blood, sweat and tears are actually paying off! Hallelujah!
In all honesty, from the side I struggle to see any vast changes, but the hubby thinks things look, quote: "more indented." Ha! I'll take it.So there you have it, folks. The progress thus far in my