30 Day Ab Challenge: One Week Down, Three To Go!

If you are reading this post, then congratulations: you have not died during this hell-like heat wave! Then again, perhaps the sweat-heavy walks to work have gotten you one step closer to a toned tummy.

I also want to congratulate everyone who has joined me in the July Ab Challenge! Let’s be honest, the last thing we want to do after a long, hot day is get on the ground and sweat. to be even more honest, we probably want to blast the AC and dive into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. But instead, we’re trying to stay in shape. So whatever your reason to taking on the challenge, whether you’re trying to trim down for a special event or just want something to do while watching TV, you deserve a huge pat on the back (and a scoop of ice cream too).

I realize I forgot to post a picture from my first week, so this week you get two shots of me. Lucky you! (And for anyone who wants to bash my body, get the hell off my site!)

Week 1: Can't wait to see some transformations.

Week 1: Can’t wait to see some transformations.

Week 2. It may not look like it, but I feel a little slimmer.

Week 2. It may not look like it, but I feel a little slimmer.

So with one week down, I have gotten a few comments asking me how to do some of these exercises. Specifically, what’s the difference between and sit-up and a crunch. While I’d love to shed some light on your burning ab questions, I’m not a fitness expert. So instead of me faking some sort of instruction, check out Scott Herman‘s step-by-step videos below. After all, if you don’t do these exercises correctly you won’t reap any of the benefits.

Make sure to keep these tips in mind (and to keep a water bottle close by) as you power through week two!

How has your Ab Challenge been? Have any other questions? Let me know in the comments below!

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