I love birthdays--any reason to celebrate, actually--and I don't have any problems with age, or getting older because every year just gets better. Happy July, everyone! I invite you to celebrate with me all month long--no gifts necessary. ;)
My first order of celebration-business was day 1 of the July Abs Challenge. Here is the video for day 1:
Holy moly, it's not just an ab workout--it's a full body workout!
Disclaimer: First and foremost in life, I am a mom and I need to be able to take care of my children. I can't afford to be too sore to function. Second, I'm an injured runner and I will alter or skip parts of these exercises that may cause me a setback and delay the start of my training.
After one set of these exercises, I decided that I'd only be doing one set today. Also, I omitted the jump rope for today. It's a rest day and my hip needed the break. I did, however, add the exercises from the physical therapist. Nice rest day, huh? Abs, arms and PT.
I will be shooting for 2 sets tomorrow. I will probably not get up to 4 sets this month, but I'm thinking about starting over in August with 4 sets. For someone who isn't used to this intense of a workout, I think doing all 4 sets from the get-go is asking for trouble.
All that being said, I still fully expect to have abs that look like Susan's at the end of this month. Perfectly reasonable, I think.
Did you start the July Abs Challenge today? What did you think? Are your shoulders complaining too?