About five years ago, I did a 30-day abs challenge. I was somehow able to stay motivated, and it worked like a charm; after 30 days, I had great abs and a flat stomach. It made me feel very good about myself.
For the past couple of months, I have been thinking about doing it again, but I have not been able to find the motivation to really get into it. I have irritable bowel syndrome and that demotivated me in two ways:
- Any change in my behavior, what I eat or drink, or the tightness of my abs is likely to cause several days of discomfort at the very least
- In the afternoon I always get a bloated belly as described in this video from Bright Side (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=478712899143259&id=727974550664624)
The likeliness of a several days of stomach ache and the risk that I would only be able to see my pretty, tight belly in the morning crushed my motivation for 30 days of investing time and sore muscles. And doing leg raises, I really don’t like leg raises.
It’s funny how these things go though. On the bank holiday on Thursday the weather was great and I went to the beach with a friend. It was a lovely day and we had drinks and lunch at a beach club.
At the same beach club a group of young ladies was hanging around, drinking cocktails. They were wearing bikinis and they had beautiful flat bellies, not unlike what mine looked like after doing 30 days of abs. Not crazy muscular, but just right.
They were at least 15 years younger, but they made me realize that I want my belly to look like that again. They were the inspiration that I needed to get serious about getting my abs back again. So for the next 30 days I will be going to bed just a little bit later, as I will be doing abs 😊