It’s almost February! That means you have got to work those abs now, in order for them to show this summer! YEP! You need to get your ab workouts in order along with your diet!
My stomach is the one way I know if what I am doing in the kitchen + gym are working. If my eating is on point, then I will see my abs pop out. If I am not eating enough, they disappear and my stomach just looks flat with no definition. We are all built differently though. Sometimes I look at women with sculpted muscular legs and wish I had them. My legs are so difficult for me to shred since I had Sasha. Women ask me all the time how my abs are so tight and defined. My answer is always the same. I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t eat processed foods, and I live a very boring life. KIDDING! While the first two are correct, I believe that consistency and being honest with yourself are the first two components of getting your abs to show.
I know most women could care less about seeing an actual 6-pack, per say, they just want a tight fat free tummy that doesn’t bulge over workout pants or jeans. I believe that it takes 90% of your diet to shed that tummy fat and show your abs but I also think that you CAN strengthen your core to get it tighter and smaller.
There are a few more things you will need to get those abs showing this summer. A few more days and we will be in February, so you must start thinking about summer NOW!
1. PATIENCE. Rome wasn’t built in a day, as we all know. If you are just getting started with a new program, you need to give yourself at least six to twelve months. YEP!
2. NUTRITION. I know, I know, you LOVE to sip a few glasses of wine every night to decompress, right? It’s so important to understand that what you eat and drink will play a crucial role in how your stomach looks and feels. Some foods you may want to eat more of are, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, GG crackers, oat bran, lean protein such as egg whites, turkey breasts, and chicken breasts. KEEP TRACK of what you are eating for three full days with your myfitnesspal app. You will be surprised at how many calories you are consuming! Knowing your macros for the day will help you make healthier choices.
3. DON’T FOCUS ON YOUR ABS. What I mean is, you should treat your abs like you would every other body part. How many times do you work your legs, once or twice a week, right? Your abs are muscles too. You can’t spot- reduce. Incorporate them into your workout plan once or twice a week. Start adding some HIIT to your workout also! Need some workout plans? New ideas? I have some coming your way!
4. HAVE A PLAN. Always go to the gym with a plan! I carry a notebook, pen, my drink and a pumping playlist to get me motivated! Don’t chit-chat, don’t play on your phone. Walk in the gym with a mission, laser focus and get your sweet little self to work! Try these ab moves next time you workout. These are my favorites. My tried and true and the exercises I give my clients to have their tummies tighter!
Here are some workouts and moves I do for myself… Some of these videos are old, but still very effective! I’m working on some new content for you all.
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Try to do three back to back ab moves and 15-20 reps. Do that for 4 sets… Your abs will be on fire!