THANK YOU for all your sweet and encouraging comments to Dave’s post yesterday. It means a lot that people even read my blog, but to hear from you is just amazing. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Also, a HUGE apology for not responding to emails lately! My girlevolvingblog email is supposed to forward to my main gmail address… and it used to. But for whatever reason, it’s stopped. Thankfully, Rita said something in the comments yesterday so now I know! I am so so sorry if you wrote and I haven’t responded – I will be much more careful about that now!I’ve never had abs to rave about, but I’ve always felt like I’ve had a decently strong core. Enough to help me run and keep me from having back problems. Enough to do plank holds and bicycle crunches. And then my abs got stretched:
Stretched in the best way possible, but stretched nonetheless. And now, almost 7 weeks post-baby, I’ve got some seriously weak abdominal muscles.
Weak as in my abs are sore from running.
Weak as in it took quite a bit of effort to do a plank hold for 20 seconds today.
Weak as in I can’t do even one sit-up without cheating (moving my arms for extra “oomph”).
I don’t need six-pack abs (I’d take them… but let’s face it: I’m probably not motivated enough to do the really hard work to get them), but I’d like to have a strong core again. For better running. And so I can sit up in bed without it being a huge ordeal (fact: it currently is difficult. Laaame.).
So. Can you help? What are your favorite simple ab exercises?