Put the “Ab” in, Well, Your Abs…

If you ask any of my friends, they will tell you that I don’t work out. I get on these little “kicks,” if you will, where I go hard for a week or two, and then I get lazy and decide that curling up with a book will better serve my time than going for a run. Throw in some munchies (cereal) and a beverage (bottle of wine – c’mon, one glass ALWAYS leads to more), and before I know it I’ve got a little pudge going.

As a woman, my biggest bodily concern is my belly and my *ahem* love handles. I am by no means over- or underweight, I weigh exactly the average weight a woman at 5’6″ is supposed to weigh, however, I don’t always love that my weight isn’t quite evenly distributed.

A few years ago, my family and I traveled to Europe for three weeks. We ate (and drank) our way through Spain, France, and ended in Lucerne, Switzerland. By the time we made it to Lucerne, we were each carrying at least five extra pounds, and we spent three days hiking up Mount Pilatus and other various trails in the town. Needless to say, we were all wishing we had planned our trip in the reverse order, I steadying of hauling extra body weight up thousands of feet. When we finally returned to reality (aka America), I weighed the most I ever have. Despite the jet lag and the time change, I was in the gym the following morning at 7 am.

It was while I was in this weight-loss hype that I came across a celebrity workout article in a fitness magazine. The celebrity: Audrina Patridge (ok, not a MAJOR celeb, but I KNOW you all watched “The Hills”). The workout: ABS! I tried her routine the second I discovered it, and I’ve been using it ever since.

If you are as lazy (or busy) as I am, I HIGHLY recommend Audrina’s workout. It’s so easy and you can feel your abs and your back working while you do it. And it’s easily modifiable, as your body WILL get accustomed to the workouts and you WILL have to make them more difficult for yourself. Another bonus: It’s extremely easy to fit into your schedule. If you watch TV every day, do your workout while you watch. Or just set aside 20 minutes to do this. I guarantee it will be worth your time.

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*And for the record, I NEVER pass along work out advice, or even read fitness magazines or articles. That is how much I like this routine.

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