19 February 2013

Fitness Ab Challenge

A little over two weeks ago, I decided to make it my mission to have a six-pack by May. After doing a bit of research, I realized that it's not an easy thing to do. Did you know that some people will never achieve the look of "six pack" even if they worked hard and did everything right? Yep, the appearance of your abdominal muscles depends largely on your genetic makeup.

Isn't that just a bit of a bummer? I thought so and wondered if I should even waste my time. Did I really want to change the way I eat and force myself to work really hard even though I might never end up with those highly coveted six pack abs? I wasn't sure.

Then, I stumbled across the book The Power of Habit. (I highly recommend it!) I was amazed to learn that nearly everything we do on a daily basis is nothing more than habits that we've formed over time. I was also amazed to learn how easily those habits can be turned into healthier ones. 

The book convinced me to give it a shot, and I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it so far. I'm doing crunches, push-ups, and planks on a daily basis. I have increased the number of exercises I do every day and will be adding cardio to my routine soon. In JUST 18 days, I'm doing 60 crunches, 15 push ups, and a 50-second plank every day!

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