Recently I have become obsessed with getting my abs to become more toned. I don't necessarily need a six pack but, I feel like my midsection should be more fit considering the rest of me is not that big. My current abs (and body) idols are Pilar Sanders and singer, Kelly Rowland. If you haven't seen their abs, google it!
As far as these abs go, I will be incorporating a lot more exercises that work my core. Strictly doing crunches on the ground are not going to get it. I'm going back to doing yoga twice a week, pilates, and cardio a little more often. I am also going to be doing a Standing Abs class that is offered here in Atlanta once a week. I've been hearing a lot about it and I can't wait to see what it's like!
I've also been learning that abs are made in the kitchen so, my diet will consist of the following:
- more protein
- less bread (this has been so hard for me!)
- more fresh vegetables and fruits each day
- no eating 3 hours before bed
My current stats: height-5'4" weight- 124 lbs. (I am not desiring to lose weight but, I may have to lose 2-3 lbs initially for my abs to start showing through). I'm not trying to lose much so I am trying to find the happy balance of cardio that my body needs to burn enough fat to look toned but, not too much where I start looking like Olive Oyl.
I will be updating in 30 days and again in 60 days with a pic of my abs to document my progress. Here is what I'm looking like right now *sigh*:
|November 10, 2012|
Do you have any other tips for getting a toned mid-section? I'm open to all suggestions!