Friday, December 02, 2005

Core Training? Any Questions?

This is what I want my mid section to look like when I break the tape at Florida.

Wishful thinking?

No. Not with help from my new friends "two handled medicine ball", "stability ball", "roman chair of torture" and "inverted back extension machine"

I have ridges. I thought they were my ribs-but that's muscle baby!

Now if I can just find a way to get rid of the last bit of fat, extra baby skin, and, oh I'm torn on this one, the stretch marks.

I think stretch marks are a trophy in and of themselves, but dang are they ugly.

Any useful suggestions can exclude any magic lotions, wraps in saran plastic, or costly spa treatments (unless there is a gift certificate enclosed :)

Irony-even with all the above wish list, I probably wouldn't wear a split uniform like that-modesty. (For those thinking this is a contradiction to the "strip to jog bra performance on T day-it was a full tank-sorry"

I just want to know that is under the hood-it's a confidence thing.


mipper said...

agree with you on every level. i want abs like that. my husband is the only one who'd ever see it though. one day he was asking about what kind swimsuit i needed for training and he said "do you want a two piece or one piece?" i looked at him like he'd lost his mind. "i can't pull off a two piece!" his response, "you might get there one day." my response "even if i did, i wouldn't wear it. do you want our daughter running around in a bikini?"

it's all about the confidence. no one needs to know it is there but you.

can you post your core workout? i'd like to know what you are doing.

Fe-lady said...

Yes- me too! I quit wearing two piece awhile ago. Fifty+ year old women don't wear 2-piece...but I would like to prove "them" wrong. I am pretty good about core stuff once a week at the gym. I guess I need to get obsessed with it and do it daily...any program suggestions would be helpful! By the way...who is that in the photo?

tri-mama said...

I'll post my ab workout in the next day or so. The beauty of it is that you don't need the gym.

nancytoby said...

Woo. Well, if you can get your body fat percentages down into the single digits, yours will probably look like that too, only with "racing stripes". :-) Can't help you on those stripey things. Call them service stripes.

As for me, I'd be happy to get the body fat down under hibernation levels.

Bolder said...

um, if i get abs like that. EVERYONE will see them... i'll build them into my header... and lift up my top as I cross the line at IM Florida.

coming out of the shower at da club today, towelling off my hair, i got a glimpse of the future though...

it was abs-olutely fantastic.

Keryn said...

I have stretchmarks up to about three inches ABOVE my belly button. I feel your pain. Pregnancy was not kind to me and I've only had one.

But I agree with Bolder...if I ever get abs like that, everyone will see them - stretch marks or not. :)

Kewl Nitrox said...

You have ridges, that's half way there already! :) Remember to post a pic when you do get your washboard abs!

Mia said...

Ridges are great! They are the base of all that you need for this midsection. You will get there and, when you do, stretch marks or not - show 'em off. I definitely intend on doing so!

The Spandex-King said...

Modesty?? Is there such a thing today?? I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that believes in modesty. I about die every time I take my daughter shopping at the mall. She is modest, wears a one piece and is treated like a freak of nature at the pool.

Susan said...

I'm jealous that you are so close - I have a giant layer of whale blubber covering my abs - but I'm sure underneath they look like that.

Cliff said...

ridges is almost there...just need to burn that extra layer of fat out....hmm.that's what training is for :)

Fe-lady said...

Regarding your daughter running around in a bikini...she probably will. And she will wear short skirts (if they are still in style) and thong's a shock to the parents, but those were battles I chose not to fight!
And thanks for the kind response to my latest post. We miss him more than we ever though we could!

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