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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ass Abs

So, it's pretty easy to guess what part of the body most women are concerned about re-shaping post-partum.  If you guessed "abs," you are correct!  There is no prize.

Typically, I don't do a lot of strength work because:

A.  I'm lazy.  And,

B.  I'd rather watch TV.

But, I figured yesterday that I could do a lazy version of yoga with a 10 minute yoga program that I stream through Netflix -- thus satisfying the ab work, albeit lazily and with the TV.  I did the 10 minute warm-up (sun salutations, mostly) and then did the 10 minute ab workout.  It was hard.  I did my best to keep up, but I mostly just flailed about and hoped for the best.

Afterward, I ate a grilled cheese sandwich.  Because 10 minutes of an ab workout = a cheesy reward!

I thought I'd be sore today, but I wasn't -- guess I didn't do enough flailing -- but when I started my run, I did feel a distinct bit of tightness in my gluteous maximus.  That's right: I had a bit of ass-soreness from my ab workout!  Which just confirms my fear that with age + kids, everything heads south. 

Eh, it didn't slow me down for my run: Still got 3 miles done in 28:59 on the treadmill.

16 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

Ab work while watching TV is one of the best ways to get 'er done.

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

So much to look forward to!!! Good job on your speedy run!

MCM Mama said...

I'm lazy too. 6 years later, I think my abs are finally back where they were (which wasn't all that impressive either).

And let's not talk about everything heading south. It's far too depressing. ;o)

Leah said...

what program are you streaming through netflix. that's awesome.

Firefly's Running said...

After many years after having kids, I finally got the initiative to work on my abs (without hurting the other end) with great results. Let me know if you want to put an easy workout that you can do in front of the TV.

Nikki said...

Oh, I thought you were going to talk about abs that kind of look like an ass, because mine kind of do. Sort of droopy and butt-cheek like. Ha ha. I liked this post. And if Firefly sends along any good ab workouts, let me know too!

Erin said...

I never had abs so I am just hoping to lose part of the excess fat/skin/stretch marks. At my current work out rate (aka none) it's only wishful thinking and praying.

I commend you for even trying. You know you will get your tummy back. You are a running machine and finding your new groove.

I too find that whatever I am supposed to be targeting isn't what hurts the next day. I attribute that to not having any muscles. What's your excuse? LOL!

N.D. said...

haha, great post!

Marlene said...

I loathe ab workouts and when I'm at home, I'm LAZY! Good on ya for doing something! Nice run too.

Lisa said...

i'm still working on my abs...and it's been almost 18 yrs since my last pregnancy. :-(

Robin said...

I didn't have good abs before pregnancy and I don't have them after. LOL!

You are getting fast lady!

runner26 said...

when i started doing ab workouts again, it took a couple days for the soreness to set in. but you gotta start somewhere! and abs are not the most fun -

TNTcoach Ken said...

I love my six-pack, especially when they're ice cold! HA

fancy nancy said...

Ha!!! Love this post!

Carolina John said...

I like some of the netflix yoga. It could certainly be better, and the 10 minute pilates is a better workout. But it's not bad! At least you got some core work in. MOre than I've done recently.

Lauren said...

The ab work gets easier the more you do. It'll make you a better runner, too! But you know that already. ;)