Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Crunches: The Bane of My Existence

You see, I am a tummy girl. All the women on my daddy’s side of the family has at least little stomach and not because of childbirth. I am convinced I was born without stomach muscles.

I am actively avoiding my Pilates Abs DVD even though I KNOW I need to work on my abs the most.

I hate crunches.

HATE them.

I HATE (emphasis intended) CRUNCHES! UGHNot just crunches, but core work in general.

Holding my stomach in is harder than using the elliptical trainer, or the stairclimber. That will be the battle I fight in the up coming weeks. Core work. Once a week until it becomes a habit.

In the meantime I’ve been working up to being able to run. It has been my dream to be able to run ever since I read somewhere that running strengthens your legs and abs at the same time (with out crunches).

I couldn’t before because I would get shin splits, but I recently learned that if I take ibuprofen before I do The Mile I can get through The Mile. Next week, I am going to jog a mile and walk a mile. Wish me luck. J

The best part about it is that I don’t have to hold my stomach in to run, of course its preferred but I don’t have to, which makes them great!

I weighed in today. My goal was 2.5 pounds for the week, and I lost eight.

Congratulations to me!


  1. Congrats to you, indeed! Reading about your fitness journey is inspiring. I've fallen off quite a bit and need to get back in gear. Also, I completely understand how you feel about crunches bc um...DITTO! Haha!

  2. just like brillance became a habit so will holding in your tummy :)

    congrats on that 8 lb loss!!!

  3. @ Jeanette, aww thanks! Those crunches hurt. lol I still haven't done any but I am going to do my abs on Sunday. I want to see what I look like with out the tummy.

    @Assertive Wit, Thanks for the encouragement. You'll be the first to know if I can hold my stomach in for more than two seconds with out turning blue. lol