Almost 6 months ago I decided to really start working out. I set a goal and stuck to it.
And I am so happy I did! It's changed my body inside and out.
I used to hate working out and never thought I needed it because I was super thin already.
Now, I feel so strong, like I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I would've never thought I'd be where I am today.
I started using Daily Burn (a workout streaming app) every day and built up my strength, learned a lot of exercises and learned proper form (mostly, lol)
In the beginning, I couldn't do a push up to save my life! Now, I'm doing a lot of the workouts with ease and even substituting moves for more challenging ones to make my own workouts!
Goes to show you, if you stick to a goal, you WILL see results.
**A few disclaimers:
Let's start this off by saying, I am in no way a fitness expert. I'm learning new workouts all the time and still working on my form.
If something feels uncomfortable for you or too strenuous, go down weight or skip it all together. Stay safe.
Also, even though this title sounds quick and easy, nothing is quick and easy if you want results. I don't want people thinking they can get abs in 20 minutes. I've been working out consistently for 6 months to get toned abs. Don't feel like you can't do it! You CAN! Just fit it in.
The style of workouts I do are called HIIT workouts.
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. They are strength building workouts that burn a ton of calories and keep burning calories after you've finished working out!
I love these workouts because they really test your ability to push your limits and make you work really hard for a short amount of time, yielding great results.
Ab exercises are some of my favorite ones. I get a lot of people asking me how I strengthen and tone my abs.
So, I decided to share one of my many workouts with you!
Follow my workout below!
There are 4 moves in this workout
Start with move 1
Do as many reps of the 1st move as you can in 20 seconds
Rest for 10 seconds
Repeat that 8 times (20 seconds on 10 seconds off)
Rest 1 minute after 8 rounds are completed
Go to next move and continue that cycle until you've done all moves
Move 1: Push Up Rock
*Start in plank position, feet close together. Go down into a regular push up, keeping elbows close to your body. When you get low to the ground, tighten your abs and shift your weight forward rocking onto your toes. Rock back and then press back up into plank. This will work triceps and core.
Move 2: V-Up
*Lay flat with arms and feet straight and extended. Snap your body up into a V shape, trying to touch your toes. Try to keep from bending your knees. This one will burn your abs.
Move 3: Plank Rows (15 lb weights)
*Hold your body in a plank position with wide feet using your weights at the base of your hands. Trying to keep your butt down and abs engaged, pull up the weight with one bent arm staying close to the body. Keep everything very tight and try not to wiggle too much or shift your weight. The strength is built in the core and arms.
Move 4: Woodchop Lunge (15 lb weight)
*Hold weight with both hands at chest height. Step back into a lunge keeping your front leg straight. Sharply twist your torso to bring the weight to your lunged foot. As if you're chopping down a tree. The goal is to squat and try to reach the floor without actually touching it.
This will work the obliques to create that V shape in the front.
If you did this workout, tag me on social media so I can see your results!! I can't wait to see how you do.
Always, remember, you can do anything if you set a goal and go for it! I believe in you :)