It's called the Whittle My Middle 30-Day Challenge. Angela started it on her blog and I think it'll be a really good addition to my weight training. Basically you do a 6-10 minute core workout 5 days a week from November 11th (12th for me) until December 10th. I'll be photographing my mid-section and taking measurements before, half way and after (Nov 12th, Nov 25th and Dec 10th, respectively). The core workout will consist of these movements:
-Plank with elbows on stability ball
-Stability Ball Jackknifes
-Stability ball roll out
They are all featured here in this video by Turbulence Training.
Here are today's pictures:
Smallest Waist: 29"
Widest Waist: 35.5"
Hips (widest part of the butt): 41.25"
And because I talked about progress here I figured why not keep track of my legs too. They won't change from this workout but I hope they will change from my regular strength training and running.
Thighs: 24" (each)
Plank: 1 minute
Side plank: 0:30 minutes on each arm
Plank with elbows on stability ball: 0:45 minutes
Stability Ball Jackknifes: 15 reps
Stability Ball roll out: 10 reps
Plank rotations: 1 minutes
Total time: 6 minutes
Another thing I want to keep track of is how many glasses of water I drink a day. For a while I was drinking 6-8 and felt GREAT because of it. Then I stopped. Today I drank 5 glasses of water.
At work I had an afternoon snack of yogurt and blueberries.