30 Day Ab Challenge

Last month I participated in the 30 Day Squat Challenge (which you can find here) which I rocked right up until Day 24 when I was hit with the flu and wasn’t able to stand/walk/get out of bed/stop whining for my mommy for days on end and am still recovering.   I was very disappointed in myself for not being able to complete the challenge because I have always worked out sick and injured and this was the first time that literally felt I was unable to complete a task.  (Although, one day last week, when I felt I was able to start squatting again I resumed where I left off….but apparently the flu left me unable to do math because I overshot my squats and instead of doing 225 I did 265.  My ass and thighs were very sore the next few days.)

My new task is to complete the 30 Day Ab Challenge.

Ab Challenge

I was planning to start this challenge at the start of this month but, again, the flu hindered that.  So I will be starting it very soon – probably next week, if not sooner.  I want to be in full flu-recovery before I begin this challenge because I don’t want to fail again – and this challenge looks pretty intense.  And to be honest, my tummy is just not up for the task yet (although I have been working my abs in my workouts).  I’m hoping (HOPING) that I will be back to great health soon, hopefully by next week, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, at this point I’m wondering if this flu bug is something more.

Once I do start the Ab Challenge I will post about it and the results.  I can truthfully say that my thighs are tighter and stronger from participating in the Squat Challenge and my goal is to begin it again either mid-month or at the start of June (I like to have an even 30 days to work with), so here’s aiming for that.

~Fit Bitch

143 responses to “30 Day Ab Challenge

  1. Reblogged this on A Healthier You and commented:
    doing this!

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  5. wondering

    Does this challenge help with love handles?

    • Good morning! Although there are no exercises that will target love handles specifically, the Ab Challenge will certainly help. However, cardio training is more effective at fat burning. Be sure to include suitable weight-lifting. These workouts allow your body to build lean muscle. Good luck.

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  6. zay

    just wondering how fit do you need to be able to complete this challenge??

    • Hi Zay…you do not need to be fit at all to complete this challenge. Do the exercises at your own pace – taking breaks when/if needed. Your body will grow stronger each day. You can do it! :)

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  8. Vor

    Done & results are awesome! Now how do I maintain?

    • Hi…You can search other abs workouts (Insanity has some really great abs videos – which you may be able to find on YouTube, along with tons of others) or continue on with this same Challenge but not as consistently. As long as you’re doing exercises that engage your abs you should be able to maintain your results. Planks and reverse crunches are excellent and my faves.

  9. jess

    You can do this challenge every month if you wanted to. Once you finish the month just continue with the last week of exercises regularly. Abs are a muscles that you can work out everyday for the most part and not over due it.

  10. Kimberly

    Does this actually work? I was wanting to try it but if it don’t work I’m not wasting my time.

    • Result will vary, Kimberly. If you’re willing to put in the work and the time then you should have great results (an exercise regime is a result in its own). However, don’t expect to come out looking like a fitness model with rock-hard defined abs.

  11. Mark

    Hi I was wondering what’s the best foods to eat when going through the 30 day ab challenge? Thanks

    • Hi Mark,
      As with any healthy lifestyle, you’ll want to include a balanced diet of lean proteins (fish is one of the best things you can eat), fruits and veggies, healthy fats (nuts, olive and coconut oils, seeds) and fibre. And be sure to drink lots of water.
      Be careful of sugar, salt/sodium, carbonated drinks, alcohol as they can cause bloating.
      Depending on your height, weight, etc., you can do an online search to find a great nutrition program for yourself.
      Hope this is a helpful start. :)

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  14. 1/2 way thru, brutal, love it!

  15. jp

    what is the difference between sit-up and crunch?

    • A sit-up begins with you lying on your back. Your knees are bent with your feet on the floor. Your hands are behind your head or across your chest. The movement includes a tightening of your stomach as you lift your shoulders and chest toward your legs until you are in an upright position. This decreases the space between your ribs and hips. The lowering of the movement is performed slowly as you return your upper body to the floor.
      A crunch resembles half of a sit-up. You begin in the same position, lying on your back. Your knees are bent with your feet on the floor. Your hands are behind your head or across your chest. To perform a crunch, contract your stomach and lift your torso until your upper back loses contact with the floor.

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  18. Tiffany

    When doing this challenge, hiw long does each plank last? Bc that is a need to know in order to do a certain number of reps

  19. Can I use your picture in my blog? Of course I won’t forget to credit it to you.
    Thank before

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