When I started this challenge, I didn’t really have many physical expectations. I just wanted to meet the challenge of doing 100 sit-ups a day and feel stronger.
Not only was it mentally rewarding (to stick to a challenge), it was physically rewarding, beyond what I expected! I have hypothyroidism, so extra weight doesn’t exactly dwindle away for me.
So, for 2-3 minutes a day, I dedicated myself to doing sit-ups… er: let’s set the record straight; they were more like crunches, but they were good ones: engaging my stomach muscles (not bobbing my head & neck around).
Anyways, this challenge rolled into other good habits, such as getting back into my water aerobics routine. So for 50-60 minutes 3-5 times a week, I jumped in the pool and engaged in cardio and strength training.
So here’s the before and after pictures:
So the verdict? I lost 2 inches off my belly-button waistline! I didn’t lose any weight, but I am guessing (despite many, many Christmas cookies) I lost some fat and gained some muscle. I feel this is true because I definitely FEEL stronger. 🙂
Did you do this challenge, too? How’d you do? 🙂
Stay tuned for January’s challenge!
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