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6/6/17 2:15 A

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I end the week at 100/40. I am chug along.


Not sure if the pain in my leg is from my back or just the leg. So I schedule the doctors appt for today and should be starting PT soon.

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6/5/17 10:00 P

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Not too bad! I got a later start in the week than I thought I would.

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6/4/17 11:12 A

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Well did not do well looking forward to the next challenge

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6/1/17 11:07 P

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500/220

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6/1/17 4:42 P

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Awesome

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6/1/17 6:22 A

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120/500

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6/1/17 4:49 A

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6/1/17 1:39 A

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Tried the bicycle crunches on Tuesday.

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5/31/17 12:28 A

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I declare 20 crunches per day.


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5/30/17 9:30 P

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20/100

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I will do 20 crunches a day

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5/30/17 9:08 A

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Thank you so much...
I miss you guys.

I declare 20 crunches per day. Since they sliced my tummy from side to side, I have to rebuild strength in it again but I have to do it slowly.

;)

L.

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5/30/17 6:46 A

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We understand, Lynn.

Have strained my back and the very thought of crunches makes me shudder at the moment.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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5/30/17 4:31 A

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I declare 500 crunch (or similar) exercises.

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5/29/17 11:47 P

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May I make a suggestion for those who have difficulty with crunches because of neck or back problems? What works for me is to do them on my stabilizer ball. It definitely eases my back, and I'm not sure why it doesn't bother my neck like it does when I do them on the floor.

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5/29/17 9:00 P

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Well, it looks like I've taken a month off again. I think I need somebody to keep me in check and remind me if I don't post in a timely manner because, let's face it, I've had a lot on my mind in the last 6 months.

Exercise Week! Who-Hoooooo!

So here it is! The dreaded but oh-so-good-for-you (and me!) 100+ Crunches MC!

Did you know that refined sugar goes and salt may be the biggest contributors to a bloated abdominal area AND did you know that stress is a factor in belly fat? Read this article and find out more about that here: tinyurl.com/2ylxp7

When I switched to the paleo diet in January, I cut out all refined sugar. That meant coffee for me since almost all creamers, those one's I was addicted to, have an enormous amount of sugar. Too, the "fake" stuff is terrible for you. I was using 4-5 packs of Sweet-n-Low a day (in fact, we have a MC for that!)

But I digress...read on! The MC for this week is to focus on our abdominal area in one of two ways (don't get all overboard now!) by EITHER:

1) completing at least 100 Abdominal crunches, of any type you desire, for 4 of the 7 days this MC is in effect, for a total of 400 crunches in the week.

OR

2) declaring a goal of how many crunches you wish to accomplish in the week and then posting your progress, like this:

By Tuesday, I declare 500 total crunches for the week: 500/0
On Tuesday I do 120, so I would post: 500/120
On Wednesday I do 50, so I would post: 500/170

and so on. You choose which way you'd like to handle the challenge by declaring which method of MC on Monday, the day it starts. All that I ask is that if you choose #2, that you think about what will challenge you as far as number. If 200, or even 300 is a challenge for you, then post that, but if you are already whipping out 300 each week with no problem, push yourself; challenge yourself, REACH!

Some folks have a hard time with this MC because of neck or back problems. For those folks, do it this way: lay on the floor and lift both legs at a time off the floor as far as you can and hold it. You can do this for #2 of the Challenge and plan for yourself what is comfortable.You may also try a standing leg lift crunch, either holding or not holding a weight.

Also, it also wouldn't hurt to increase your water, decrease your refined sugar and de-stress, but hey, one step and one MC at a time, right? :)

As always, post your progress in this Forum. emoticon

If you choose, you can combine any other of the tips from the articles, but they are not required for this weeks MC.

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Here is an SP article with a few suggestions for different kinds of crunches:
tinyurl.com/2fqpum


Here, also, is Coach Nicole's Ab Video that you can do, if you choose:
Don't forget to get your 3 points, too, for reading it.

Want some inspiration??? Check this out!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EG
LIyDkXE


Hugs ya'll and let's whip those abs into shape!

L.

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