MY WAY !
You came to this page because you have a need for some advice, right ? So short and sharp this is how I’m getting rid of that flab which is covering my abs. (and we all have abs under there).
What you can’t see you can’t hit. You have two arrows to shoot :
a) Strike that “fat balloon” covering your abs and deflate it. (how and what we eat)
b) Tone and strengthen the abs so that they are firm and ripped when they are exposed. (exercise)
THE GAME PLAN
You must have a plan. Fail to plan and you plan to fail . The plan needs to be properly executed ! No messing about ! Be serious about what you set out to achieve.
Now there’s the quick way and there’s the not so quick way. I’ve used them both and to be absolutely honest, I prefer the not so quick way which I’ll get to later.
You are here for the quick way.
How and what we eat
- eat small helpings – don’t want your tummy swollen
- eat light – salads + fish
- tiny portions of potato and teeny portions of bread
- drink water
- brush teeth
- eliminate/cut down drastically on sugary food
- know what you are going to eat the next day before you sleep at night
- change your mind set when temptation rears its horrible head
It’s not for me to tell you when and what you are going to eat each day. You must draw up your own eating program . The one doing the work is doing the learning. It’s your mind. Tell me and I might succeed, show me and I might succeed, involve me and I will succeed. It has to come from you my friend.
Now work on the system of two days on and one day off. So two steps forward and one step backwards. You have drawn up your program, give it hell for two days and then weigh in when you rise and shine on the third day. The third day is your rest day but for goodness sake don’t go on a food binge. Just eat normally on this day. And then you give it hell again from the morning of the fourth day.
Monday & Tuesday – give it hell.
Wednesday – early morning weigh in – normal eating
Friday & Saturday – give it hell
Sunday – early morning weigh in – normal eating
- Running & Walking (be careful – build up very slowly)
Whatever floats your boat !
We are all at different levels when it comes to exercise, but in order to release those ab muscles, eating and exercise must go hand in glove. And your posture. Aerobic exercise like the above are very important weight loss tools but we have to be careful and remember where we are at as regards our own fitness levels. Running for example. Anything is better than nothing, even if you just run 10m a day to start. I’m serious. ANYTHING is better than nothing.
And then our program must include some core strengthening exercises. Again, be careful. DON’T overdo it ! Enjoyment comes first !! My best core exercise is something I do throughout the day, when I remember, and that’s to tense my tummy muscles. When I’m sitting, standing or lying down, I concentrate on keeping my tummy muscles tensed to the count of 20. Think of it, do a “tenser” to the count of twenty. Might do another count or another two or three, or might just do the one and stop. And when I think of it next, off I go again. Am also constantly aware of my posture when sitting and standing. Too easy to push the tummy out, especially when we are standing. And to slouch when we are sitting.
So find one or two or three or four good tummy exercises off Google or wherever and make sure you do these on every day of the week. PLANKS are great !
And how long should I continue with it all ?
Give it a go for two weeks and you will see the difference. The result might inspire you to keep going. It has done so for me on many occasions during the time I have been here on planet Earth. Go for it as they say in the classics.
Something else which might be of interest to you:
This is a brilliant program which you might be interested in.
Simply click the link for more information.
Now this is what I mentioned earlier in my article – the slower way to losing weight and exposing those Abs.
This is a book that I dip in and out of all the time. It may or may not be of interest to you but should you want to find out more , simply click the link.