The thing about saying you’re going to do something every day is that you are absolutely accountable. At least, you are if you’re me and you say it out loud. To actual people. Especially the kind that will hold you accountable. In my case, that’s my husband and my blogging partners.
With this in mind, I would like to take this moment to declare a new daily commitment: The Fab Ab February challenge. It’s all mapped out for you below. You just need to commit to making it happen daily. And, to make it easier, there are three whole rest days.
So, who is in?
[This is where you comment below that you will do this so all the world – or at least the tiny smattering of readers who are following – can read/see your commitment to making it daily. Come on! Do. It.]
If you’ve been following along, you know that I have committed to run every day this year. But I also want to make sure I round things out by cross-training and eating better, which I why I plan on doing this daily ab workout. I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards last January and, frankly, I didn’t remember it was there until a few months after February had come and gone. Isn’t that so often the way of the resolution?
But now it’s a whole new year and I’ve remembered this one.
And speaking of Pinterest, I also promised Claire that I would share a little foodie goodness. I still struggle with making better food choices daily — and I need to conquer this to make some real strides in my fitness goals.
That said, here are a few good recipes that I’ve found via Pinterest . They are good, easy eats and quite healthful if combined with the right sides. After making each a handful of times, they have become fast easy meals that I can make most week nights, which is key for my busy family with two working parents.
- Asian Turkey meatballs with lime dipping sauce by skinnytaste; my kids gobble them up and they are picky, picky eaters.
- Baked chicken spring rolls by Just a Taste. I’m addicted to these right now. You can save a few calories by doing them as lettuce wraps instead of using the spring roll wrappers.
- Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts by Serious Eats. My husband can’t seem to eat enough of these and neither can I. They are so good.
- Chicken & Mushrooms in garlic wine sauce by skinnytaste. Fast, easy and wine sauce. Hello? Wine sauce? What’s not to love?
- Tuna Patties by Simply Recipes. I mix tuna and crabmeat and make a spicy little sauce to top it off with it.
The running is going well this week. I had a great, albeit, indoor run Saturday. It was cold and snowy, so I opted for the treadmill. I knew I would have a fun, slow run outside, but I really wanted to knock out a longer run and push it a bit, and that’s what I did. I broke my 5-mile run into .5 mile segments, alternating between a less-than-a-9-minute mile and 9:30-mile. Breaking it up into these .5-mile segments is a great treadmill trick because you’re focused on each .5-mile, not how much distance is left or how much time has passed.
What’s your best treadmill training trick?
Have a good week!