8/13/2012

Because it's not healthy to eat an entire pack of Oreo's

Happy Monday, love bugs!

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! :)

Until then,
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  30 60 Day 300 Ab Challenge! Still a bit wobbly but I'm feeling the burn and gettin' firm! Woohoo! I'll be back in another two weeks with the results from day 30! Be sure to stay tuned, and by all means, JOIN ME! :)

14 comments:

  1. Hello there! I just read your post on Shannon's "Life After I Dew" blog, and came over here to check things out. Thanks for the inspirational update! You can definitely see a difference! I'm thinking of starting this tonight. I do have one question though. You mentioned that you listen to your motivational workout playlist. What are some songs you have on there? I need some motivation! Any other advice for newbies?? Thanks!!

    Amber

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  2. GAHH!!!!! You can TOTALLY see a difference girlfriend!!! OMG!! This is so wonderful. I bet you feel like a million bucks. LOVED your post over on Shannon's page and I honestly can't wait to see what you look like on Day 30. Keep it up baby doll!!!

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  3. I just came over from Shannon's blog and just wanted to tell you that I love your motivation and your humor! I'll be following you now so get ready! :) I'm only doing the 30 day shred right now and those an workouts kill me so I imagine I'd have a hard time with this. I may do it at some point though! You look great!

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  4. Hi, I linked up with Shannon for the challenge too. Looks like you are getting great results! Go on girl.

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  5. I can see a difference! You look great! I'm going to have to try this again. I gave up half-way through it.....the first day. :)

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  6. Amaaaaaandaaaaaaa! (said like Sophia and Olivia from The Holiday). I'm so proud of you for sticking with this- you look so toned and tight and it's only Day 14!? I can't wait to see your 30 day photos. Doesn't it feel great when you start feeling AND seeing results!? LOVE!!!

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  7. ooo I hadn't heard of the challenge before, Im having a little stalk around your blog to find out more now! The results look awesome so far xooxo

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