May 8, 2012

15 Days

Today marks day 15 of the 30 day, 300 Ab Challenge
I blogged about it a couple Fridays ago.  I was only 3 days into it the last time I updated and I was seeing results that quickly.  Now we {I say "we" because Jimmy is doing it too} are halfway through the challenge and I wanted to give an update.  Actually, I'm still not sure where the whole 30 days thing came in b/c it never says that on the other site, but whatever.
We have been doing it EVERY day for 15 days. Well Jimmy missed one or two days because of school and he dug us a patio {we'll let that be his workout for that day}.  I haven't missed any days though, toot toot!  Even the day we went out on an impromptu date night we got on the ground and did our workout before we left!  It's THAT easy. We have all the moves memorized now so we don't have to spend time looking them up and all that nonsense.  We have it down to about 15 minutes and we usually do it in the evenings when we're catching up on The Voice or Cougar Town, easy peasy.
I took pics last week, after just 7 days and I hesitantly posted them to Instagram.  The feedback I got was so amazing and encouraging that I told myself on day 15 I'd bite the bullet and post the pics on this here blog.   
So here I am after just 7 days.

I can definitely tell the biggest difference in the forward facing photos. My belly button still looks wonky but I just blame that on Kendall.  I can definitely see that the lower portion is less blubbery the pouch is starting to get smaller.  The side view, I kinda sorta think the before looks better/flatter.  But whatever, we'll go with it.
I should also note that these exercises work your thighs too!  The first two days that we did these workouts we.were.dying. from soreness. I felt it in my thighs and back the most but I didn't let that stop me from getting on the ground and doing it again the next day and every day thereafter.
It has gotten easier!  To be a fly on the wall on day 1 would have been comical! We both struggled through the entire thing.  Oh and Roll-Up, V-Ups were the devil.  I actually had to Google a video on them because I was certain I was doing them wrong.  Well, turns out I was doing them right just wasn't strong enough in the core to do them properly or more than one in a row.  Those are still the worst of the bunch but they have gotten better.  Oh and the Kayaks?  I used to be able to do maybe 20 in a row before I needed a break, now I can do all 50 without stopping!  YEAH!
15 Days, halfway there.

Changes are happening people! I didn't think so yesterday but when I woke up this morning I could see it.  That pouch is slowly getting smaller and my belly button is beginning to look someone normal again!  I definitely feel like there are less "ripples" in my lower tummy, you can see them really good in the front view on day one, woof!
I am so pleased with the results I'm seeing so far that I'm thinking instead of just a 30 day challenge we move it to a 60, 90 or hell, just- keep- doing- it- because- it's- obviously- working- challenge!  I have done lots of ab workouts, home videos and machines at the gym and I've never seen results as quickly as I have with this program.  And now that we've got it down to a science we can kick it out in less than 15 minutes.  Sure it's a brutal 15 minutes but it's paying off and that helps push through the pain.
No pain, no gain, right?
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42 comments:

  1. You look AWESOME SHAN!!! I am so jumping on this bandwagon!

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  2. get it mama! those results don't lie!!! :)

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  3. GET IT GIRL! Looking good!!! Keep it up!

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  4. HOLY.CRAP.

    I did this for a day and I was SO sore that I haven't been back. I obviously need to just suck it up and do it! You look amazing!

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  5. awesome!!!!!!! I may have to do this too...I am doing bikram yoga & running...but I need to step it up...I keep saying I'm going to do the shred but I always chicken out (LOSER!) ---but this may be my inspiration! Good job!!

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  6. You look great! you can definitely tell a change :) I did this for a couple days then got off track. oops.

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  7. Shannon- you look amazing!!!!!! I am definitely starting this!! No doubt about it!!

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  8. Incredible! I have to try this. I have a tummy that looks like I've had 4 kids. In other words, scary.

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  9. LOVE it! You look amazing! I can't wait to try it! I was waiting to let my leg heal, but this should be fine! Woo hoo!

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  10. Look at you HOT MOMMA!!!! I attempted the ab challenge and didnt get to the third position..i guess its not for me HA!

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  11. You look awesome... Only 15 days? I need to get my butt on this bandwagon.

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  12. dude. you are ROCKING this. you can totally tell a difference. i so need to start this!

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  13. Well, I'm going to start this!!! And I'm going to make Andy do it too!!! Holy shit balls you look awesome!!

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  14. You look awesome!! I am going to start doing this now! And I'm going to try to get my hubby to do it with me too :)

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  15. You look AMAZING!!! I'm so going to try this workout - after 2 kids the little "pouch" just doesn't want to go away. Hopefully this is my ticket!

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  16. Ummmmmmmmm, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))

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  17. You look AMAZING!!! Keep up the good work it is surely paying off!

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  18. Wow! Look at you! You can definitely notice a difference!

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  19. U look amazing! I need to get on this bandwagon!

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  20. Holy crap I am so starting this today! Thats great!

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  21. Go Shannon go! You are looking fabulous!

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  22. You look great!! Keep going! I am sure the results in the end will be even more fabulous!

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  23. Ok, I printed it. I'm starting it.

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  24. You look great! My husband has p90 x ab ripper. I need to steal it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  25. Love when a program works! I can so see a difference! I'm off to do to day 2 :))

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  26. You look HOT my friend! Keep up the amazing work!

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  27. Get it, Mama!!! You look awesome!!

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  28. Way to go! Hard work really does pay and your are proof :)

    You look great!

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  29. Damn girlfriend! You can TOTALLY tell!!! That's it. tomorrow I'm taking pictures and getting started. Thanks for the motivation :-)

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  30. Looking great girl!!!! Keep up the good work!

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  31. You can surely see the change girl!!
    Woot Woot, hot mama! :)

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  32. Look at you go, woman! So proud of you for sticking with it and have the woohaa to post picks! Keep it up, you're looking great!!!

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  33. Wow! You can really see a difference! That's awesome!

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  34. I need to remember this post for after I have Avery! You look amazing, very inspiring!

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  35. YOU guys did AWESOME!!! I'm just about to start my 6 week challenge Mon 18/6. Hope you can follow me


    http://fitnessfoodandstyle.blogspot.com.au/

    http://Facebook.com/FitnessFoodAndStyle.com

    XxDani

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  36. just did Day 1. omg I had no idea how out of shape I was. thanks for sharing and motivating!

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