My Quest for a 6 Pack
I have always wanted a 6 pack! I mean, who doesn't??? Back when I was in middle school, I would do 100s of crunches every single day, in hopes to maybe one day have a 6 pack! Too bad I had NO clue what I was doing and no idea how to get a 6 pack! 100s of crunches a day along with horrible eating was NOT the way to go!
Now I know that the only way to get ripped abs is to have extremely low body fat. A super clean diet is really the only way to get a 6 pack.
Soooo....I have made it my goal for the next couple months to see if I can get a little leaner and really get my abs to show! I just want to see if I can do it, since I've never really tried to lose body fat. Going to Florida in May will give me a little extra motivation!
I've never liked the way I look in a bikini, mainly because of my stomach! :( That is where I hold most of my fat. You could look at me and think I don't have any fat on me at all....but that's just because what fat I do have is all in my love handles! My legs are super lean, and my arms are also pretty lean, but I'm just not satisfied with my stomach.
I think that my body fat right now is somewhere between 14-17%. So my abs look pretty good in certain lighting, especially the upper abs, but my problem area is the love handles and right around my belly button. I really don't want to have super low body fat, because I know that I would just look really scrawny if I was much leaner. So I just want to lose a little body fat, not too much!
During the winter months, I don't do ANY cardio at all, and I train heavy with the weights, staying between 4 and 6 reps with long rests between sets. I still eat pretty clean, but I eat a LOT, and make sure to get lots of protein. So what I'm going to do now is start adding in 2 days of interval training in between my weight training workouts. One day will be sprints, and one day will be jump rope or stair running intervals, or body weight exercises like burpees and mountain climbers. I'm also going to shorten up my rest periods in the gym and add in some supersets to keep my heart rate up during my weight training workouts.
I'm also cleaning up my diet a little. Since I've never had a weight problem and have a pretty high metabolism, I've never worried about how many carbs I was eating. BUT if I want to get these abs to really show, I know I need to cut back on the carbs. Which actually I've already been doing the past couple months. I know that eating less grains :( and more vegetables is better for me anyway, but eating those veggies is the hardest thing for me! I really can't stand the taste of vegetables. But I'm going to try! I think I can handle at least getting in a salad and some broccoli or a sweet potato every day.
We'll see how it goes!