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!