WOW!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT 30 days have passed and we have OFFICIALLY conquered the #100AbChallenge! Absolutely insane. I am so so soooooooooo proud of you guys!
AN IMPORTANT LESSON LEARNED…
And you know what? I taught myself an important lesson along the way.
I’ve never been proud of my abs because of the layer of fat that sits on top of it. I’ve directed so much anger and hatred at my abs for not being slim, flat, and “perfect”. I hated the fact that my ab strength did not reflect in my ab physique. I felt weak for not having the CONTROL to lose the fat on my stomach.
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Today is day 1 of the #100abchallenge and I am going to do something I’ve never done before, and honestly, don’t want to do. . But since I’ve asked you to take a before photo, I wanted to get vulnerable and show you the one part of my body that I am least confident about. My abs. . From years of kids making fun of me for being fat, from years of mean comments telling me I wasn’t fit enough to be a fitness instructor, I’ve held a lot of resentment and hatred for my body in my lower belly. Its the one part of my body I can’t seem to control, and because of that, sometimes I feel like a failure. It’s quite sad actually that something that is so simple and so physical can be so emotional. . Anyway, I recorded this this morning. It’s day 1 of the #100abchallenge and I’m truly excited about using these next 29 days to train my abs to get stronger, and to train my mind and my heart to love my body for exactly what it can do and not what it looks like. If fat loss and ab definition come, so be it! If it doesn’t, imma have the craziest, coolest core I’ve ever had!!! And that’s something to be proud of! . Have you done day 1 yet!? The full workout video is on YouTube.com/Blogilates! Bio link! #blogilates
But after completing the 100 Ab Challenge, I realized that I’m not weak at all. Turns out my abs are crazy HARD CORE and it’s absolutely incredible what they can do!! So what if I’ve got some fat laying on top of my abs? Does that mean my strength and my skill should be completely discounted?
NO!!! That’s stupid.
So, I am making a choice to respect myself and to stop directing negativity onto a part of my body that truly is magnificent. I am GRATEFUL to have this body, and I welcome it, and love it in whatever form it wants to come in :)
ON A SEARCH…
Have you heard? I am currently on the search for my 2019 POPFLEX POWERGIRLS!
Have you applied yet? It’s been so incredible reading through your #iamapowergirl entries. The Blogifam has been tearing up at some of your posts. Whether or not you plan on applying, have a read. The stories have been SO empowering.
YOUR NEW WORKOUT CALENDAR!
Next up, here is your February Workout Calendar! I’ve got a fun LIVE workout planned for you on Sunday, Feb 10th at 10 AM PST! I’ll be leading a Total Body Sculpt class with my sister on my YouTube channel. Make sure you are subscribed so you get an alert when I go live! All you will need is a yoga mat. Invite your friends to work out with us! It’s going to be a super fun full length class.
- SUNDAY: Ultimate Upper Body
- MONDAY: Booty Burn
- TUESDAY: Feb Fat Burn
- WEDNESDAY: Adore the Core
- THURSDAY: Captivating Cardio
- FRIDAY: Relax & Recharge
- SATURDAY: Lovely Legs
If you’re new around here, this is how it goes!
- Click on the hi res link to download the calendar and print it out for your wall!
- Head over to blogilates.com/calendar and click on the videos of the day. It’ll take you directly to the YouTube video!
- Do each video once (unless otherwise stated)
- Check off as you go!