I am still working on it! After 4 kids and my baby being 22, is it possible after all these years to get a flat belly? I will keep you updated on my progress. Hard work? You better believe it, so don’t tune me out yet! I mean who are we kidding here? We think we can eat a few donuts, (yum) have sugar again in desserts (double yum) and a coke at the movies and think it doesn’t stick! It does! I learned the hard way when I was approaching the danger zone of the BMI and decided to make a change in not only my eating habits but exercising. (Which I am still struggling to do!) Lord help! OK, this journal helps me with my thoughts and helps me stick to the plan. No quick fix but yet you can do it if you have a plan and stay motivated.
That’s where I like to come in. Last year I lost with this amazing product called Plexus Slim Combo! It curved my appetite and got me off my lazy behind to start exercising and watching what I ate. I lost 24 pounds and went from a size 12 to a size 6. So I now help others do the same.
Ready to start your combo? http://www.melissaphillips.myplexusproducts.com and SHOP PLEXUS button is what you will click. Scroll down and look for the Plexus slim / Accelerator and click on PREFERRED PURCHASE for a greater discount I offer! In 30 days you will not only see results but feel great to keep progressing until you reach your goal. I will help you!
OK, want to know the belly plan? Follow the exercises and watch the change. As soon as I have the flat stomach I desire, I will take that picture to post… lol…. for now, I will just stick to the plan.
What to Do: Do 12 to 15 repetitions of each move in the order shown. Between each exercise, do a cardio burst: 2 minutes of skipping rope, marching or jogging in place; stair climbing or stepping; or doing star jumps. Remember to warm up and cool down by marching or stepping side to side (in place) for 3 to 5 minutes at the beginning and end of your workout.
Reverse Crunch Lie face up with calves resting on ball, arms at sides. Press legs into ball, squeezing it between calves and thighs. Contract abs and lift hips 8 to 15 cm off floor, drawing knees towards chest. Hold for 1 second, then lower. (Cardio burst: 2 minutes) Make it easier: Contract abs and lift just ball off floor, keeping hips down. Make it harder: Keeping neck in line with spine, lift head and shoulders off floor as you raise hips. Hold, then lower both upper body and hips.
Rock & Roll
Start on knees, with legs about hip-width apart. Place fists on ball in front of you. Keeping body in line from head to knees and abs tight, lean forwards and roll onto forearms. Hold for 1 second, then roll back to starting position. (Cardio burst: 2 minutes). Make it easier: Instead of keeping body in a straight line, bend hips as you roll onto forearms, or keep body in line and roll only partway onto forearms. Make it harder: Once you’re balancing on forearms, straighten legs and press balls of feet into floor to form a straight line from head to heels. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, then repeat.
Start in the same position as the Skier: ball under thighs, legs together and balancing on hands, with body in line from head to toes. Keeping legs straight, contract abs and lift hips towards ceiling, rolling ball to shins. Hold for 1 second, then lower. (Cardio burst: 2 minutes) Make it easier: Lift hips about 10 cm and roll ball to knees. Make it harder: Start with ball under shins and roll to tops of feet, lifting hips so torso is as vertical as possible, as if you’re doing a handstand.
Sit on ball, walk feet forwards and roll torso down until bottom of backside is just off ball and middle and lower back are on ball, feet together. Place hands behind head. Lean back, pressing upper back against ball, then exhale, contract abs and curl forwards until upper back lifts off ball. Keep chin tucked slightly, as if you were holding an orange under it. Hold for 1 second. Inhale and lower. (Cardio burst: 2 minutes). Make it easier: Place feet wider than hip-width apart (for more stability) and cross arms over chest. Make it harder: Straighten one leg so it’s parallel to floor and you’re balancing on one foot. Do half of the reps, then switch legs to finish.
LIE OVER BALL on all fours. Walk hands forwards so ball rolls under thighs, keeping legs together, abs tight and body in line from head to toes. Bend knees, pulling them and ball (it will roll to shins) towards right shoulder. Hold for 1 second, then roll back out and repeat to left side. (Cardio burst: 2 minutes). Make it easier: Hold starting position—body in line from head to toes, abs braced—for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat once. Make it harder: Start with ball under shins and let it roll to tops of feet as you draw knees in.
Start today on the COMBO – not only will it give you that extra kick butt energy but it will also slim you down to where you can get to these exercises as you slim down…. at first I was rolling all over the place because my core was in terrible shape. I use to laugh at myself trying to exercise now I feel confident I can do it, even at the age of 50!
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Getting a flat stomach soon…. together we can do it!