Side Plank – 20 (10 each side)
Rest – 10 seconds
Side Burpees – 10 reps (5 each side)
Rest – 30 seconds
Plank – Hold 1 minute
Mason Twist – 50 reps (25 each side)
I was being ambitious with this day. I think it was because it was the last day, but I went through this 3 times. Planks for a minute --- whew....This was my first time doing Side burpees. If I didn't hate regular burpees, well, side ones have definitely topped that! I loved the challenge, but more importantly, this regime got me working out again. I had lost that somewhere, but I am back on the wagon and loving it.
For results from this challenge. Yeah, I probably should have been better about that. People want to know if they put themselves through this pain and suffering, will I get results. Well, I'm really not sure. For me, I was doing a couple of things like running and following a Special K diet, so I cannot truly say that this Ab challenge will make you lose "x" amount of pounds and inches. What I can report on is with the additional things going on PLUS this ab challenge, this is what I lost:
Weight - 1.5 lbs loss
Waist - 0.25 inches loss
This is definitely not a science, but I will say what this challenge did help:
1. Feeling motivated and getting back on track
2. Having a new ab routine
3. Setting a goal and accomplishing that goal
With those 3 things, the weight and inches are really the icing on the cake!
I think I found a new challenge. I received an email from Fitness Magazine containing this article: