May 25, 2012

300 Ab Challenge- Results

It's the moment you've all been waiting for, or so I like to tell myself.  The results of the 300/30 Day Ab Challenge are in. Technically the 30 days were up on Tuesday but my poison ivy was still a hot mess so I didn't want to scare anyone.

I can honestly say, now, that this routine is just part of my every day life- just like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I am definitely going to continue doing it because the proof is in the pudding.  I've done lots of ab workouts in my 29 years and I can tell you this is the first time I've seen these kind of results and this quickly.  Not even Jillian was able to give me these "abs" {I use "" because clearly my abs are still a work in progress}.
I should also note that I haven't actually lost any weight during this process, just toned up.  I wish I were down about 10 lbs but the truth of the matter is my body is changing for the better and that's enough to keep me going.  
I still have that little pouch-y-looks-like-I'm-2-months-pregnant belly but it is tighter and firmer.  The other thing I have to keep in mind is that this has just been over 30 days and these are sit-ups, not miracle workers or liposuction.  Hopefully when I come back for a 60 day update it'll be much flatter and far less pouch-y.
Like I said in the halfway update, the first 4 days were the worst.  I was sore, I didn't want to do it, I could barely finish the roll-up, v-ups, but I just kept telling myself, "no pain, no gain".  After day 4 I didn't hurt anymore and the moves got easier.  I can now blow through all the moves in probably 10 minutes and never feel sore the next day {which actually bums me out because I feel like it's not working unless there's pain involved}.
And further proof that this is working?  I took a picture when I got my bathing suit {April 10} thinking, "meh, I don't look too shabby" but now?  It's a whole new ball game.
And on that note, me and Kendall Paige are off to the pool for the first time this summer!
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117 comments:

  1. Woah! That stuff really works! You look great!!!

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  2. Wow! You look great!! Good Job! I'm starting the challenge tomorrrow! I'm sure I'll be cursing you while doing it! ;)

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  3. Woot! Woot! Sexy Lady!
    You can def. see the difference. Especially the side shot and you bathing suit.

    You look great girl!

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  4. Uhm can we say HotTY!!!!!! You look awesome

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  5. Shut the front door!!!!! #sold WOWWW!!!!

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  6. I'm a total blog stalker but I had to comment! You look amazing!!! I can't wait to see your 60 day update.
    PS. Totally starting this on Monday!

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  7. Wow those are awesome results! Good for you sticking with it! You look great!

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  8. wow you look amazing.. i am inspired to start this

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  9. I'm so impressed. I need some willpower Go you!

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  10. A. MAZE. ING.

    Girl, this is just what I needed to keep going. You look phenomenal!

    This is going to sound so silly, but have you done it with shoes on? I usually don't but did yesterday & I couldn't believe how that little bit of resistance made such a big difference. Likewise, once I felt like it wasn't as challenging (um, I still can't do the roll up v ups!) I started doing all of the exercises with weights in my hands. Problem solved :)

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  11. I love "proof is in the pudding" LOL

    YOU LOOK AMAZING!

    You've sold me on the program.

    CONGRATS - all you hard work for sure paid off!

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  12. The proof is in the pudding!! Good job !


    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

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  13. yup the proof is in the pudding! you look awesome girl! go out today and rock that bikini like nobodies business! What exercise routine or regimen are you using? When I am off steroids/chemo I am gonna need one! Congrats girlie and OMG you are meeting Kristen awesomesauce!! She is one of my bestest bloggy friends love love her!

    Have fun girlie
    Summer

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  14. mama you look fucking incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. HOLY CRAP you look great!!!

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  16. OW OW! HOT MOMMA!!!!!! I need to look into this workout! do you have a link to where I can buy it?!?!?!

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  17. HOT DOG! Never mind...found the link!

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  18. Holy shit balls!!!!! You look damn GOOD! I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. I don't think I'm showing that much improvement....hmmmmm

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  19. Awesome job! You look great!! I'm starting this tomorrow. You just motivated me!

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  20. Heckers! You look amazing!! :) Great job, that is a tough ab workout so good on ya doing it 30 days. I may have to do this for June!! Congrats. You rock that bikini. I wanted that suit!!

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  21. Great job!! I've been wanting to do this but sometimes I don't even get 10 minutes to do them :( But I really do need to try to get rid of this post baby pooch.

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  22. Great job!! I've been wanting to do this but sometimes I don't even get 10 minutes to do them :( But I really do need to try to get rid of this post baby pooch.

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  23. What a difference! I'm going to definitely try this after my baby comes.

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  24. You look awesome! Way to stick with it...I need to get on that!

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  25. Way to go!!! Amazing commitment and discipline! You look wonderful :) And I hope you feel as wonderful as you look.

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  26. What a difference 30 days made! Way to rock that bikini, girl!!!!!

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  27. AMAZING!!! Wonderful. The results are incredible! Good job!

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  28. Oh my gosh girl, you look fantastic! Great work! I need to start the challenge again...

    Did you do it every day for 30 days? Or did you do a couple days a week? Are you going to continue it now?

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  29. Oh wait, I'm sorry, you did say you're continuing it. Doh! Friday brain :-p

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  30. Amazing results! You look smoking hot in that bikini!

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  31. Those are AWESOME results! I'm totally giving this a shot post-baby.

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  32. Ok, I need to try this now! You convinced me! Congrats sexy mama! And those ARE abs!

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  33. Um, WOW. You look sooooooo good!!!!!! I did it for a few days in a row, then I forgot. I think I need to put a reminder in my phone. So happy for you!!!!!

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  34. Ummmm OMG your lookin crazy amazing! I am now sold- I 100% am going to do this. Can you tell me where to find this if you get a chance? If not I will look it up when I have more time. I hope you have a fab weekend rockin that hot body of yours.

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  35. You look great! I might have to try this!

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  36. i am so, so impressed. you look freaking hott. starting this immediately.

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  37. I started today and it about killed me! But I'm not giving up!

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  38. Great work and I'm in awe of you for posting pics of yourself that many of us would not (that's a compliment). Great confidence, girl!

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  39. Holy moly! You got amazing results! I absolutely hate ab work and avoid it like the plague but you have inspired me to try this!

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  40. ok. ok. ok. I'm in.

    You look great!

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  41. Great job! You look amazing!

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  42. Ahhhhh amazing Momma! I can't wait to try this workout. I'm currently on workout hiatus (hoping for #2) and my belly shows it. It's ok for now but damn I want to get after it like you!

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  43. Wow! Look how much your waist slimmed up! And like you said, you were thinner to begin with, but now - woo woo! Way to go - seriously! That's impressive!

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  44. You are an inspiration to us all!! You look incredible! Way to go!

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  45. Can you do a post about what kind of food and the calories you ate while you did this? I did Day 1 and it about killed me. I hurt for 4 days! lol

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  46. You've done great! You should be proud of yourself!

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  47. I am totally try this now. Starting tomorrow. (I already have late plans for tonight!)

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  48. Holy cow! What challenge did you do? I need to do this...

    Don't mind me, being a blog stalker (:

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  49. Oh my gosh you look so awesome!!!!!

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  50. I found this ab workout a couple of months ago and did it a few times, but was so sore after I couldn't imagine doing it everyday. Hearing you say that you were only sore the first few days has inspired me to try it again. I am more determined this time since I have seen your amazing progress. Thank you so much for posting these pictures. Congrats to you, you look amazing!

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  51. Shannon, you have some GUTS (hot ones at that ;) ) to put your hot bikini bod on the world wide web!!! Look at you!!! Such an inspiration!! Ow, Ow!

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  52. HOLY SH*T GIRL! You look amazing!!! Get it mama!

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  53. the challenge is just doing the P90x Ab work out. So if that ab work out works for you. i would recommend doing the other work outs as well. You will see results pretty fast!

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  54. Awesome. I must do this!
    http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

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  55. Hey girl :) I just wanted to say hi and ask if you have been checked or done a self check for diastasis recti, it is often the cause of the post prego mummy tummy. (I know from experience) I only ask because certain ab exercises only perpetuate the diastasis! It's my mission to spread the word about this because so so many women have it and do not know it, and try to fix their mummy tummy with traditional core exercises and make the problem worse. I do see progress from your day 1 to day 30 picture (from the front its astonishing the difference!)You look fantastic and I hope you continue to make the amazing progress in reshaping your physique post baby. xoxoxo - Heather
    http://www.facebook.com/GetYourSexyBackMoms (feel free to stop by and post your photos, you would be an inspiration to so many moms on there!!)

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  56. Wow! You have inspired me!!! I have never done anything like this but your pictures convinced me! You look amazing. I'm on day 3 and a bit sore but nothing like the first day. I'm checking off the days on the calendar to keep track and took before pictures. Thank you for putting yourself out there - it gave me the motivation to change this post baby belly.

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  57. I am a bit confused, but what is the routine?

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  58. So I've been doing this and I was reading the comments posted on the blog post and I thought you might find this interesting. The pictures of the chick doing it are actually pictures stolen from another blog! They aren't even of the author doing it! Go check out the comments especially the ones at the end of the post. She edited the post eventually to say where she got the pics from but I thought it was interesting to say the least...

    Also, I have a question for you. I started the program and got to day 3 and got sick for about a week. Do you think I should just start over? I mean, it was only three days.

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    1. I'm on Day 28 and its worth doing! Don't give up on yourself and commit...do not get up until you are finished.

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    2. This is the P90X Ab Ripper X Workout! I did P90X so I know from experience:)

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  59. FABULOUS! (read in a sing song voice - because that's how I said it!)

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  62. You've convinced me to give it a try. You really cannot complain about 10-15 mins a day and getting results. No more excuses!

    I've linked on my blog http://travelgirl3.com. Good luck on your next 30 days!

    Monyelle

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  63. My hubby and I just "graduated" P90X. AbRipper definitely works...that stupid baby pooch though!! Man, it's just there for life, ain't it? Kiddos are worth it though! I'm bummed 'cuz some friends of mine told me to help get rid of my pooch, change my eating. Sorry, I like brownies and ice cream. I'd rather have a teensy pooch and enjoy food! hehe Kudos to you, lookin' good!

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  64. http://fit2b.us/2012/05/24/top-5-non-crunchy-ab-moves/

    This is some more info on the diastasis.. you should really look into it. Everyone should be educated on why you are "pooching".

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  65. I stumbled onto your blog from pinterest and I'm very interested in the exercises you did. You look great! I'm not sure if you posted and I'm just overlooking the exercises. If so, can you guide me to the right direction. Thank you!

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  66. I stumbled onto your blog from pinterest and I'm very interested in the exercises you did. You look great! I'm not sure if you posted and I'm just overlooking the exercises. If so, can you guide me to the right direction. Thank you!

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  67. such great results!! You look great, I am starting my second week today :) So, I am hoping I get good results too. Did you do this for a second month? I was hoping to see if it helped even more the longer you did it. Thanks!

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  68. Wow! What an inspiration :) Your pictures show me that if I stick with something I'll get results! Great job!!

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  69. Where can I find the program...just by searching via the web?? Def want to try this

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  70. Did you change your diet at all during the challenge? And what is your cardio routine? Thanks for answering! x

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  71. I'm on day 7
    I no longer struggle with this routine and don't wake up in so much pain I can't roll over.
    Did you keep seeing results once you couldn't feel the burn?

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  72. Did you only do this work out? Did you do any cardio or any other type of exercise?

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  73. Did you do any other type of exercise, like cardio or weight resistance? Or was it just 30 days of this workout?

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  74. wow!! i want to do this now after looking at your pix! i have a lil pouch after giving birth and hopefully i can keep up like u!

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  75. That's impressive! did you do it everyday for a month or three times a week? are you still continuing it for 2nd month? I can't wait to see your 60 day update. ;)

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  76. You look amazing! And I love that you still have the body of a "woman" with the baby pooch. You are a total inspiration and I accept the challenge!!!!!

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  77. Hi! i just discovered you site, realy amazing work you'we done judging from the picture! If you dont mind, can you tell me the red marks on your skin, are from loosing weight? If so, do you have a solution for them ?! I'm asking becose i start to have something similar and if i will lose the weight that i want, i think it il be bigger.
    thanks!

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  78. you look amazing! i want my my belly back. ha ha.
    where do i find the link to start?

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  79. Im on day 4. Can't wait till day 30!! Thanks for posting. Its nice to see someone's results who are also post baby!!!

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  80. You are inspiring! Keep up the great work

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  81. You are inspiring! Keep up the great work

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  82. This is amazing! I've been looking for a way to kick up my ab routine and I think this might be it! Thanks for sharing your results - going to start this tomorrow :)

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  83. So the goal is 300 sit ups/day for 30 days?.. Sounds fun!!!!

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  84. I am on day 22 today and have amped it from 300 to 360.....!!!!!

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  85. How many reps do you do or do you just do the one set for that day listed

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  86. This is the P90X Ab Ripper X workout, I've done this exact workout in P90X, in the video we do 25 reps of everything, except the final one you do 50 reps. Works out to being about 15 minutes

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  87. Have you continued with the ab workout?

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  88. Why is the said of your waist dented in? Photoshop?

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