Angela has started yet another blogger trend.
The Whittle My Middle challenge.
Yesterday, in my Ten To-Do’s to Become a Better Runner- I mentioned my needing to do some Core work- so you can bet your bippy I agreed to participate in the challenge.
In Ange’s challenge includes pictures, measurements and core work. More specificly, 6-10 minute core workouts 5 days a week. She lists 6 different exercises she plans to do each day during her workouts- a few of which use a stability ball.
I myself do not have a stability ball, so I planned on doing some substitution exercises. Soon after I decided this, I saw a tweet from my friend Kristin asking for some stability ball-free core ideas – I replied that I am making my own workout and Kristin and my new blog friend , the Queen, both asked me to post the details of my core workout on Then Heather Said- so here I am.
My Core Workout will be 6-10 minute core workouts 5 days a week and include the following exercises, which I have embedded with links to “how to’s” from sparkpeople:
I’m not going to lie [afterall, we did just talk about honesty!] – I’m a bit terrified of this Whittle My Middle 30 day plan! I haven’t focused on core work in a really long time, and I know I’m going to be quite sore, especially at the start, but I also know that’s a GREAT PLACE TO BE. The soreness means it’s working. [this may become my mantra for the next month]
Great News- you don’t have to be a blogger to Whittle Your Middle, and I’ve just proven you don’t need a stability ball – what do you say, will you join the Whittlers with me? Want more reason to join the challenge rather than “everyones doing it? Here’s an article about why a strong core is a good thing! So- are you in?