I’ve never been one that loved to hit the gym but I absolutely LOVE to stay fit. I am a runner and a proud member of Black Girls Run! There are times that I will hit the gym with friends but usually I like to work out by running outdoors or doing things in a class setting (Zoomba or Yoga) and there are many times that I just spread out on my bedroom floor and pop in a video or boot up a workout on my laptop and get busy.
While scrolling through my Facebook news-feed I saw that a fellow Black Girls Run member posted about a great Ab challenge. When I saw the challenge I knew I had to join in. I love the fact that my tummy is flat but I also know that if I don’t work to keep it that way — it wont last (Genetics will only take me so far as I age – Gravity is a BITCH…lol).
Last September I was in full training mode for my 1st Half Marathon and I was in tip top shape. My abs were really defined and I loved how they looked.
Now that I am not training for anything but I run or do some type of workout approximately 2-3 times I week, I am always looking for something new and fun to try. I decided to print off the Ab Challenge and give it a whirl.
So Weeks 1 & 2 look totally doable but did you check otu what happens on Week 3? WOW – I am sure I will have to break the sit ups, crunches and leg raises into sets but I am going to give it my best.
Last night I did day 1 & 2 before I settled in for the night and I slept like a log until 4am.
I woke up at 4am
with the worst upper ab cramps ever! It felt as if there was an elephant
dancing sitting on my damn abs! I kept tossing and turning thinking that a change in my position would help but finally I got up, popped 2 Motrin and just PRAYED for sleep. I finally dozed back off near 5:15am only to be woken up again at 6:25 by Isaac’s (my 13yo’s) alarm. PHEW… I hope that my abs get used to the workout because this lady needs her 8hrs of solid sleep each night.