Monday, July 09, 2007

Day One of Another Focused Week!

Its Monday morning... for some reason that always depresses me, whether I'm working or not! LOL I have a million things to do around the house, and at the same time I am dieing to take the girls out for a bike ride. The weather has cooled down a bit, but not much. It is our monsoon season, yet we've only had one day of rain.. and it wasn't all that much either. Very sad.

Yesterday was great.. finding that I had lost 5 pounds last week gave me a little bit of jazz in my step. I even stayed up a little late last night just so I could get a workout in. I desperately need to work my abs...if anyone has any great ab workouts... let me know!! I did 300 crunches... some straight legged, some not.... some to the left, some to the right... I even did the twist!! (The twist: squat down, put your arms up in front of you like your going to fight, then twist your upper body to the left and right squeezing your abs while you do it. Keep your head facing forward and don't move your hips. This is supposed to reduce your waist line!)

Today I am planning on the bike ride, house cleaning and then work tonight... oh... and finding my focus for another successful week!

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake. ~Author Unknown

9 comments:

Cory said...

SparkPeople has a 15 minute ab workout that is supposed to be good, but I haven't tried it out yet. I'll be checking back here to see what all is suggested though. I need a good one myself!

Glad to hear that loss has you pumped up!

Randi said...

One of the best ab exercises is the plank. I know you don't feel it at first, but you've got to work your time up! this is something you should try and work up to a full minute on, then longer if you can! It's pretty simple. just get into pushup position (you can either be on your hands or elbows). hold your hips up inline with your body so your body is a stiff "plank". Try and suck your belly button in. It's really good for all ab muscles, and your back and even shoulders. Good luck!

jeannie* said...

Congrats! Thats a HUGE loss! Find your focus this week and you'll be all set for another successful week.

Enjoy your bike ride!

Christine said...

Don't worry - you aren't the only one who hates Mondays! Mondays just means another long week ahead! Have a great day!

Alea said...

Congrats on the loss!!! 5 pounds is awesome!

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

I know you'll have another focused week! You're strong and capable! Way to go!

Fatinah said...

mmm, I think you should try the plank also. It is such a good exercise! Plus, you'll work your arms a smiggen also!

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations on getting rid of the lbs. and, even more, for doing the work to get there.

I really like the quote. I'd heard the first part many times before, but never the last part. It is so so true!

Flower Girl said...

FitSugar has some really good ab workouts. Check out these two..

http://fitsugar.com/120602
http://fitsugar.com/130987