A group of average guys and girls have started an ABS Challenge over the next 30 days … 23 February to 22 March, and the challenge is to do 5,000 situps or crunches.
Sounds like a lot but it is amazing how easy it is to build up to 200 or so a day.
You don’t need to do them all at once, and make sure you are drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
What I do is 60 to 100 after my morning yoga and stretching, then I fit in another 40 or 60 late morning, before lunch. Lunch is also a delicious high protein nutritional shake so I’m dropping a few kilos too. That helps.
Here’s the link if you want to join … https://www.facebook.com/events/233762270046700/
Remember to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing too. If you do have a pre-existing back condition or something that may be inflamed by situps get some advice first. Having said that I also recall my physio who is a doctor to one of the league teams recommended I strengthen my ‘core’ a few years ago to help prevent back problems in the future and that’s what I have been doing.
This ABS Crunch Challenge is just a great way to peel off those few extra kilos that aren’t needed, and actually contribute to a higher than necessary visceral fat (dangerous fat, especially for men) and at the same time strengthen my core.
I strongly recommend including the high protein nutritional shakes, two or three times a day if you want to drop a few kilos too.
Have fun …
Have you ever tried to lose those last few (or more than a few) inches or kilograms of extra weight you’re carrying around your waist? It can be harder than you think unless you have a personal trainer like “the commando” or a very very strong willpower.
I used to say “It’s not that important, a few kilos … ” but I know that it is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.
A 40% INCREASE in Heart Disease is forecast in the next decade, and one in three (1 : 3) people who suffer a heart attack DO NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE!
This “EXTRA FAT” is termed viseral fat …
Visceral fat, lies out of reach, deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs. Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In women, it is also associated with breast cancer and the need for gallbladder surgery. — Harvard Medical School, Feb 2007
Someone, like myself who is in the “healthy, or even very healthy weight range” for their age can have a high and alarming viseral fat level … and the chances are YOUR DOCTOR WILL NOT TELL YOU.
So what can you do?
- First thing is FIND OUT WHAT YOUR VISCERAL FAT LEVEL IS – If you are in Australia, Australian Weightloss do FREE full body analysis (you may pay up to $70.00 at your doctor). It is painless, and takes less than 30 minutes. Check in your country and see what is available. Many Herbalife Independent distributors offer this free service.
- Then what you can DO TO REDUCE IT – Remember that the majority of people in the developed world are chronically dehydrated and do not have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, amino acids, proteins and trace elements in the food they eat each day. In todays modern world we all need to supplement our diets to be healthy.Fit to Walk and Talk can help you put together a ‘balanced nutritional’ plan to start reducing your viseral fat levels. Often this will involve a balance of animal and vegetable proteins, usually more than you currently are eating.
- Get started on your Belly Buster Program – Having a coach will make a BIG DIFFERENCE to you achieving your desired results, or if you are confident you can follow an easy step by step plan you could try the “Belly Buster Program” from Australian Weightloss. You will also get support from one of their consultants. (Important: Password = “accelerator”)
If you need any help and support please contact me as I am on the journey myself and started two days ago. I am using the “Belly Buster Program” to achieve results quickly.