Six Pack in a Sweater Ab Burner

I have exciting news for you.

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Boys Meets World is gracing our TVs again with its presence (and the good news is that we once again have a working TV. I was glad for the peace and quiet, but now have to seriously get caught up on The Voice). I was a little scary excited when I found out. I was Topanga. Just in the same way that JTT was my real-life boyfriend. Anywayyyyyy…

Reading that little news blip gave me a memory lane stroll of that special time in my life (also known as TGIF Friday nights)

and after reminiscing of how I once really wanted to grow up to have an apartment like the cast of Friends, my bedazzler, and Cinnamon Pop Tarts,

I got to thinking of how certain physical activities become SO much more challenging as we age. Remember jump roping and playing skip-it for hours? Like it was no big deal. Now, 2 solid minutes of jump roping and my heart rate is through the roof, but…. I think I could still rock a skip-it.

Well, it’s funny how I sometimes think I can still do the things I used to. A toe touch after a looong hiatus and I was walking like a cowgirl for a week, and then there was last night when I thought I could do scorpion pose even though it had been over a year.

The entire story is in the video below, along with a killer new ab burner:

I put the call out on Facebook – abs went for the victory! I’m hoping to get some HIIT and dance cardio goodies up soon, too.

It’s called the “Six Pack in a Sweater” ab burner, because it really is more shocking to have ripped abs under all of your winter gear when everything gets a little bit colder, and more often than not, a little fluffier, during the holiday season. Here’s the thing, though: maintaining fitness and health goals all year (which is why it’s so important to have a plan that doesn’t make you feel overworked or deprived) makes it so much easier to take things up a tiny notch when the weather gets warmer. Aim to maintain, and remember that visible abs come from cardio and clean eats.

Here’s a (similar) text version for my friends who are at work right now:

Ab burner2

I hope you love it- please leave a comment to let me know how it goes!

For even more fun, use it as a grand finale to the November Workout ;)

Have a great day <3

xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: What’s something that you used to do when you were younger that probably would be tough now? For me, flipping off the bars comes to mind.. I would probably land on my face.

Something to do: Be sure to check out the huge online bake sale here on the blog tomorrow am for Sandy relief! Anne is also hosting a fundraiser which ends today

 

 

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Comments

  1. loved this ab video this morning. thanks for posting. After 2 babies am still really working on core strength (and loosing that last 7-8 lbs!)

  2. I followed the text version of the ab burner and LOVED it! It was a great garnish to the end of the November workout!

  3. So, flipping off the bars…hysterical. I used to do that too like it was no big deal. If I did that now, I’d probably end up with vertigo for a week…

    Something that I used to do all the time was spin around in circles on one of those little seated saucer things. You wrap your legs indian style and then use your arms to spin the wheel. If I tried that now, I don’t know how easy (or entertaining) it would be!

  4. Love these 5 minute workouts! Appreciate the time you put into these! Would love to see more!

  5. Just finished the text version after a very cold 2 miles run/walk. Yowzers! :)

  6. I’m looking forward to trying this workout. Thanks for the inspiration. happy sunday!

  7. Awesome ab burner!!!

  8. Hi Gina, I’m just getting back into working out after having my boys (I have a 20 month old and a 12 week old) and was wondering the best way to do your awesome ab workouts? My core strength is pretty non existent, but I desperately need the ab exercise to help strengthen them and get toned again. I was thinking of doing the workout but with less reps. I have the ok from my doctor. Thank you and a be-lated Happy Birthday! :-)

    • Fitnessista says:

      i’d say just try it out and see how you feel. expect to be weak (my core strength is still on the mend) and modify as you need to
      congratulations on your family :)

  9. I really liked the side plank twist in this ab burner!

  10. WOWZER!!! that one was way intense! i cannot wait till i can hover as well as you do! Thanks for all the ab burner i LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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