Thanks Dad, hehe!
(but all family aside, he really has lost inches that are noticeable! I'm proud of him for sticking to it!!)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I always believed that in able to lose inches, cardio was my only option.
Well, I've been learning a lot from reading the textbook for aerobics, and they recommended simple work outs in the morning or at night.
I started one of them and fell in love with not only how I felt, but with the outcome. It only takes about 15-20 minutes, if that, depending on how fast you do them. I have been doing them at nights before I go to bed, and the results actually came faster than I thought. So, go ahead and right them down, stick it to your mirror, and try the workout at least once a day! I promise you, you will feel a difference and see results.
If you don't believe me, there is a testimonial at the bottom of someone who tried it, and got results:)
Ultimate Morning Routine:
30 crunches-keep your legs straight and crossed at your ankles and go up and down like your normal crunch. Make sure you can't see your elbows.
**Add 2 more crunches every day.
25 squats-make sure your toes are faced forward, and your core straight. For faster results, add 10 pound weights to each hand.
**Add 1 more squat every day.
**Add 1 lunge every day.
20 criss-cross crunches-bring elbow to opposite knee when you come up, therefore twisting your stomach with each cross.
**Add 2 more criss-cross' every day.
*Do that entire regimen 3 times!
Finish with 5 push-ups if your not used to push ups. If you are used to them, start with 10.
**Add 1 push every Friday.
It will be hard for the first day, but pump that music and get in the habit of doing it right when you crawl out of bed!
I was doing some exercises in the morning before I went to work, but nothing structured. I did a few push ups and crunches because I was worried about the 50 year old deterioration of my body which was starting to take effect (actually, I was finding that my belly was not deteriorating, but growing!).
I told Melissa what I was doing and she recommended increasing my crunches 2 each day and she gave me some technique advice so that I was doing them properly and not hurting my back. She also recommended increasing my push ups 1X per week (on Fridays). She threw in another type of crunch that I now do in addition to the basic crunches. I gotta tell you...the additional crunch was brutal! I felt my abs burning when I was done. My wife always wondered why I was moaning and yelling so loud in the mornings.
Melissa also showed me how to do some squats, which I do 50 times a day. Well, I've been doing it now for about 2 months now and I am very happy to report that my previously protruding belly has now shrunk! I can wear my 34 pants a lot easier than I could before. I had to resort to 36" pants for a while...and it was a bummer. I actually like looking in full-body mirrors now because my shirt is flat against a flat stomach. I feel fantastic when I walk out the door to go to work in the mornings. Oh, and by the way, Melissa also gave me some nutritional advice. She recommended I take more fiber. I have begun ingesting about 30 grams per day and my pipes are cleaner than ever! Thanks!
Thanks Dad, hehe!