In spite of the fact that this Gator girl is surrounded by Ohio State fans, I'm having an awesome time with my 6 (yes 6!) girl cousins, my mom, my aunt, (and my poor uncle) in Columbus, Ohio. It's like an over the top slumber party and I think it goes without saying that our eating has not been the healthiest.
Because of this, we have had to work in fitness where we can (in between shopping, gossiping, and all the other things girls do when they get together). Though my cousins range in age from 7-17, they are all rockstars of athletics (which p.s. - I was not!). In the group, we have a soccer player, two varsity cheerleaders, two lacrosse players, and a gymnast. This has made it easy and fun to work out.
The oldest of the rockstars, Michaela, graciously demonstrated a fabulous lower body/ab workout for us today. The fitness series is called 300s...and it sounds much scarier than it is. Basically, you are doing three basic moves in sets of 10 - and then you repeat ten times. In no time, you've hit 300!
Sit up and bring your knees in while also bringing in your elbows.
Touch your elbows to your knees, lean back to the ground, and repeat.
Integrating the 300 series into your cardio, weight training, and healthy eating is a great way to build those abdominal muscles.
Links to Health:
Target Heart Rate
Fitness Magazines 2010 Healthy Food Awards
The Best Weight Loss Drink
Chelsea Clinton's Vegan and Gluten Wedding
An Interview With the Queen of Clean