How To Get Ripped Abs Challenge – Day 10
Wednesday Day 10 and moving right along. The overall soreness in my body is finally starting to subside as I’m getting used to the workouts. My body isn’t used to the high repetitions that the How to Get Ripped Abs program uses. I’ve been training for strength for so many years and this requires a whole different level of conditioning. It’s quite a change from what I am used to.
I mixed it up a bit on my diet today. I usually have oatmeal with protein powder for breakfast or eggs with potatoes. I didn’t have any potatoes cooked up so I had 2 pieces of Ezekiel Bread. This bread is made without flour instead coming from sprouts and tastes great. A lot of fitness pro’s and bodybuilders use this as their bread as it has more protein and fiber and a little lower on carbs. It doesn’t sell as fast so you usually find it in the freezer section in most grocery stores. I don’t substitute bread very often on the How to Get Ripped Abs nutritional plan but I do make slight changes that are allowable and outlined in the program.
Dinner was also a nice change of pace. I’ve been eating chicken breasts everyday but tonight had a nice steak salad with some crumbled blue cheese sprinkled on top. This was a restaurant quality salad. The How to Get Ripped Abs program doesn’t allow you to starve yourself and I have to admit I’m eating better than ever now that I have forced myself back into something more structured when it comes to eating.
For cardio I did the elliptical workout again. I need to do that at least once or twice a week as it doesn’t put any stress on my joints. I’m still pretty heavy so doing jump roping or full body cardio exercises can put a lot of wear and tear on my joints. The elliptical gives my knees a break but I push it really hard so those 18 minutes are extremely tough and go by fast. How to Get Ripped Abs keeps you workout out hard all week which forces your metabolism sky high. Every few days that I look in the mirror I’m able to see more changes. For me my shoulders and arms start to lean out first and veins start showing. Then it starts coming off of my chest and eventually the lower belly fat. 10 days down, 74 more to go!