Saturday, August 17, 2013

Core training + me = ouch!

When I do a core workout on a cross-training day, I am reminded over and over how weak my core really is.  I always think I have a pretty nice stomach, especially after having five kids (two of those being twins).  I don't have a six-pack anymore, mainly due to my "twin skin", but I have always had a pretty strong set of abs.  

Core workouts time and time again prove me wrong.  They HURT!  I can bust out 200 sit-ups and not bat an eye... okay that was an exaggeration, but seriously, sit-ups don't really bother me. 

Just goes to show how very little they do to help your actual core.  Today's workout wasn't very long, as I had a busy day.  I found a great one about a week ago and did it again tonight.  Oh my goodness, it's just insane. I totally can't keep up with the marine-type guy leading the video, so I just do my best for the 20 minutes.  My goal is to eventually do this workout without having to stop at all (right now I usually rest for about 10 seconds two or three times during the course of the video), and also to keep up with the machine leading it.  I am far from that right now, but maybe if I keep working on my core... someday!

Up to 2 minutes on the plank challenge, and 150 squats.  Those squats are definitely getting harder... no breaks taken yet!!!

Headed to bed... 8 miles in the early morning with Danielle!


  1. I really, really, really need to do some strength training! I have got to find a routine that I like. It's hard to compete with my love of running though.

    1. Besty, I have to say that strength training really does help. I only run 3 times a week, and I strength train two times a week. I just find things on Youtube to do. I always feel good after a strength training workout.