Tonight I did a 20 minute ab workout on my exercise ball with a DVD. It's a 45 minute routine, but I thought I'd start slow and try my best to keep up with the pro. I did well keeping up, which I'm very happy about. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get all the way through the video. I did get to the harder part of the workout; ball pushups with pelvic tucks. So at least I got past the basic crunches. BTW, if you've never worked out on an exercise ball, I highly encourage you to get one or at least try it out at the gym. They really help a lot in supporting your back and allow a broader range of motion. I've gotten more success in the past through occasional ball workouts than I ever did with crunches.
So here's my planned routine for the next few weeks:
- Ab Workouts at least 3 days a week
- Cardio and Weights at least 3 days a week
- Running on the treadmill each weekday (attempting this will depend on timing)
Maybe soon I'll get to buy some cute new workout clothes. :-) 'Cause you know a girl always look for a good excuse to shop. Plus I've got a Broadway-inspired Sweet Sixteen party to attend this coming summer.