If you follow me on social, you know I’ve been struggling lately. Not with running because yay, I got released to run Monday! Albeit 1-2 miles at a time and following the 10% rule so building my base will take some time. I’m struggling with sugar! Ugh! I know, me, clean eating, salad ordering, broccoli posting, me! Newsflash: I am a closet eating candy hoarder. Granted, normally I don’t give in, but lately I have been. Why??? Because I found out I have a peanut intolerance and it’s killing me. When I would normally eat a spoonful of peanut butter, I’m grabbing 3 hershey kisses. Instead of my reeces peanut butter protein shake, I’m eating sweettarts and starbursts. And what is that doing to me? It’s causing major early evening crashes!!! I have been wanting to go to sleep at like 6:30 pm! I realized I’ve got to stop!
So today is a new day. I’ve had no processed sugar and don’t plan to. To kick of my great mood, I did 4 miles at the gym (even got in two run miles at 8:34 pace), did a TRX Team training class and did abs. I’m sharing two of the moves I did with you here and both can be done at home! No fluffy sugar bellies for any of us!!! Deal???
1st exercise: foam roller ab roll outs
The first move you’ve probably seen me do at the gym with cylinder edged dumbells. But, you don’t have to have those. As long as you have a foam roller (I would think most of you runners do), you can do this. Be prepared for an entire core workout. Start with the foam roller in front of you keeping core contracted entire time, roll it out to the farthest point you can while keeping good form (knees on a towel), when you feel yourself coming undone or about to collapse, begin rolling foam roller back to start. Aim to do 3 sets of 12.
2nd exercise: ab around the worlds
The second move will work all muscle groups of your abs and your inner thighs and arms, too! Grab a weight (if you don’t have one at home, you can use something around the house like a bottle of bleach, milk, or something relatively heavy). Lift your shoulders off the ground and your legs and slowly crunch up and weave the weight in circles around each leg. Aim to do for 1 minute and do 3 rounds.
Hope you will try them out!
Let me know if you do and what you think!