OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning and happy Wednesday beauty queens! I hope you are all ready for a great (and rainy, yet again…) Wednesday! Today is my last college class ever, and I am so excited (and terrified all at the same time)! Being the last day of classes, that means that summer is soo close… Which means that you only have a few more days to get your bikini bod in shape. With bathing suit season practically here, I just want to make sure you are all in the best shape ever and you’re ready to show off your goodies at the pool, beach, wherever this summer!

But, since it has been a little chilly and super rainy lately, this week’s Workout Wednesday is accommodating for such.  So [finally], here’s this week’s Workout Wednesday:

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Roxy, $38; Pants: Nike$50 $42 (On Sale Now!); Shoes: Nike, $145.

With only a few days or weeks left until summer (whenever you’re done with school… I know everyone’s is different!), make sure your bod is in tip top shape and you’re ready for whatever this season has in store for you! Don’t let your body ruin anything this summer by making you self conscious… Do what you can now to make your summer as fun as possible!

Have a great Wednesday gorgeous, hit the gym and make sure your diet is in the right spot to help you achieve your goal too… After all, abs are made in the kitchen!

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Last Minute Beach Bod… 6 Exercises To Get Your 6 Pack Back!

Looking For A Quick Fix To Get That 6 Pack Back Before Your Beach Trip? These 6 Ab Exercises Are Sure To Help You Get Back Your Sexy Beach Body

1.  Ab Crunch

Ab Crunch - Ab Workout

 

The abdomen crunch is the most common and easiest ab exercise that you can do.  Simply lie on the floor with your back flat and your arms bent behing your head.  Then bend your legs and touch your knees to your elbows.

Modified way for beginners: Do the same thing, just lift your head up and put it between your knees each time rather than bringing your knees to your elbows!

2.  Reverse Ab Pose

Ab Workout - Beach bod

 

Lie on your back and put your arms in the shape of a T, with your legs lifted so they are perpendicular to the floor.  Move your hips a few inches to the left, exhale and drop both of your legs to the right… slowly! Make sure you stop before your legs hit the floor.  Hold your legs in the position above the floor for a deep breath, exhale and return back to where you started.  Repeat the exercise on both sides – alternate sides for 20 reps, doing 10 on each side

3.  Ab Vacuum

ab vacuum

 

Lie on on your back with your arms above your head, your feet on the floor, and your legs bent. Slowly lift your spine until your hips are high.  Exhale as you relax your abs and lower your spine down to the ground. As you do this, a natural vacuum will draw your belly in. When your hips are on the floor, lower hands to start position. Repeat 7 to 10 times.

4.  Ab Twist

ab twist

 

To do this one, you sit on the floor with your legs bent.  Lean your chest back and lift your feet off the ground about 6-9 inches balancing all your weight on your lower back and butt.  Then, holding a either a medicine ball or a weight and rotate your body to either side, letting the ball/weight almost touch the ground. Make sure you keep your abs tight the whole time! Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 reps on each side (30 total).

Modified way for beginners:  keep your feet on the floor, rather than lifting them 6-9 inches off the ground.  Everything else stays the same!

5.  Planks

Planks - 6 Pack Ab Exercises

Or was we used to call them in cheerleading, “elbows and toes”! Get into a push up position and then lower your arms so your forearms are resting on the ground, balancing your body weight along with your toes.  Do 2-3 sets, holing the plank for 1 one minute.

6. Leg Lifts with an Exercise Ball

Leg Lifts with Exercise Ball - 6 Pack Abs

Lie on the floor, flat on your back.  Start with the ball in your hands, with your arms extended above your head. Put the ball between your feet, squeezing them together to keep the ball in place, and lower both of your arms and legs down towards the floor. Make sure you only go down as far as you can without arching or straining your back. Then, bring them both back up and grab the ball with your hands.  Lower your arms and legs back down to the floor and start again! Do 2-3 sets of 15-25 reps.

Modified way for beginners:  try doing the same exercise without the ball! (Just touch your finger tips to your toes when you raise your arms and legs!)

With these 6 exercises, regular cardio, and healthy eating, you’re sure to have that six-pack back before you know it! Good luck! :)

XOXO Kristen

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