I read a fact somewhere saying if you tell someone you’re going to do something, it has the same psychological effects as if you had already done it:
- Body by Vi challenge
- Clean eating
- Spartan beast race
This is just a short list of everything I have told you guys I was going to do, and never actually went through with.
At least now I know why.
For the past six weeks I have been doing the free Ab Workout at least four times per week. (Screenshot below.)
Seeing how I have a reputation of saying I am going to do something and not follow through, I decided the best course of action was to review this app once my findings were done.
I feel so scientific.
The free version has two different routines: the first one is mainly crunches and the second one is focused on core strength. Being in the military (and having to do a minimum of 52 sit-ups within two minutes to pass any physical training test), I really thought I was far more advanced for just five minutes of crunches.
Sometimes ego is a funny thing.
I was surprised at the amount of struggle I endured on a few of the exercises my first few attempts.
Never underestimate the power of a basic crunch.
I chose to do five minutes each time; however, you can choose for a longer session. Me just being the bare minimum chick, I figured it wouldn’t be realistic for me to choose anything longer than the five minute option.
There are 10 exercises for 30 seconds each, and each exercise is accompanied with a little video and three-second rest in between. My favorite aspect of this app is I can still listen to my podcast while running it.
I am going to do something I have never done before.
I have posted before and after pics…
Ignore what I am doing with my hand in the top right corner.
There’s (admittedly) not too much of a difference. But I want to emphasize, I really haven’t worked out more than once (maybe twice) a week since I started this routine. Nor have I changed my diet – which means cheese and cookies are usually a daily necessity. (Okay, and wine.)
I wanted as little variables as possible to show the full potential of just these five minutes.
I highly recommend this app. Even on my lazy days, I found the energy (in the words of Nike) to “just do it”. It goes by quickly, and you can simultaneously listen to “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old”.
I haven’t even mentioned the best part yet: once your finished, the app gives you a round of applause congratulating you on your hard work.
I wish everything ended in applause.
Til next time friends!