How To Get Ripped Abs Challenge – Day 16
Tuesday Day 16 of my How to Get Ripped Abs challenge. I was able to get stocked back up on some much needed groceries. I cooked up a big batch of grilled chicken and made my turkey chili. With the veggies that I eat on the side this will last me until Friday and then I’ll have to start cooking again. I haven’t had any problems sticking with my eating plan and when I do cheat I make sure it is a planned cheat with a starting point and stopping point. In the past my biggest problems with cheat meals was that it became an entire cheat day or a cheat weekend. If I’m going to drop the entire 40 pounds in 12 weeks I’ll need to keep myself disciplined.
How to Get Ripped Abs has kept me in a good structure to follow. I’m really happy with how I feel and how my appearance is quickly changing. I did the elliptical again for my cardio workout. Each time I do that workout I’ve been able to push a little harder each time. Each cardio workout has a level A and a level B. I’ve been doing the beginner/intermediate workouts. My level of conditioning has needed some work but it’s coming up really quickly. Next week I would like to try one of the bodyweight cardio workouts again. The first time I tried it I was spent within a few minutes and it was too difficult. Now that I have dropped some significant weight it will be much easier. I’ll be at a wedding this weekend so I’m going to bring my jump rope and do a Saturday morning workout so that I don’t miss any. The jumping rope will probably be easier than when I did it last week as well. Since I’m lighter and my conditioning is improving quickly it gets easier each time.
Tomorrow is my last workout for Phase I. I’ll be switching to the Phase II workouts on Friday. Each phase of How To Get Ripped Abs gets progressively more difficult and adds a new challenge with new variations of exercises. I’m looking forward to switching things up.