On this beautiful sunshiny, 63 degree, Colorado spring day I took the kids out to the park for a picnic lunch. While we sat at the picnic table eating our little lunches I started thinking about doing a workout while the kids played. There was no one around to watch so it was the perfect opportunity to try some things out. My focus today? Abs.
First let me say that I am not one of those perfectly ripped people with abs that can be displayed in a two piece swim suit, or a sports bra active wear top with matching yoga pants, though I do dream of the day. I, like many women, would LOVE to have a core like that. It could happen. Maybe. Well at least I can say I tried! After two kids and a 70 pound weight loss, my mid section is a bit - shall we say
But there are more benefits to a strong core than just aesthetics. Having a strong core can help you with everyday tasks, improve your balance, and even help alleviate lower back pain. So if you have kids or grand kids, head to the park and "play" around! And if you don't, find your inner child and try something different!
The Bucket Twist
Slide Leg Lifts
The amount of reps for each exercise will depend on your fitness level. I recommend starting with 12 - 15 reps each and moving up from there. I love to work out to music. I have made a playlist of songs that I cut into 1 and 2 min segments so I typically will do one exercise per song and not worry about counting reps.
Enjoy your workout!