The Road to an Ab-Defining April

I had a thought this morning. Actually, it is a thought I have had many times...I want more defined abs! I have tried here and there to focus on my abs but they always fall to the wayside. In fact, I tried last April. It isn't that I am against hard work. I can do that! I can! I just am never 100% tied to my plan...or better yet, I don't have a plan...and I start floundering.

On a side note, in college for my ichthyology lab I once articulated a flounder. It was a left eyed flounder; therefore, in family Bothidae. A Southern Flounder to be exact. It had A LOT of tiny bones. TONS OF THEM! And do you know how hard it is to find one southern flounder to buy that hasn't been gutted and harmed? You see, I picked this project over collecting x amount of fish and preserving them since I felt it was gentler on the environment. Oh, the beginning of my conservation mission was blooming! Articulating one fish was gentler on the environment but it was a long stinky job. And I got the privilege of teaching the lab tech the flounder's bones before the lab tech quizzed me on the bones. You see, to adjust for that two eyes on one side of the head thing, bones moved around and yep, it involved many hours in the library getting to the bottom of things. But I digressed....

Back to abs!

I want to put myself in a challenge, pre-made, borrowed, or joined, to really focus on my abs in April. I get that I have to eat clean and work hard. I am up to it! I just need a plan to stick to. So essentially, today's post is a call out to the world to tell me what ab challenges, exercises, etc. you have found the most rewarding. Do you have any recommendations? Before reinventing the wheel, I might as well hear what you have to say!

This post has another purpose. I told you what I plan to do so that will make me more determined to do it and live up to my word. And yes, once I decide what I am going to do, I will share it and we can all support one another. Did you notice what I just did? Yep, I am pulling you into the Ab-Defining April movement too!

So let's get talking....what ab exercises/challenges have rocked your world? You can also tell me a random tidbit about yourself too!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for libraries and old textbooks with fish skeletons.
Daily Affirmation: I have the power within to unlock abs with more definition!


  1. The biggest thing I've noticed about my abs is it is all about what I eat!

    ~ Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

  2. I subscribe to the 'abs are made in the kitchen' thing. I don't know of any challenges out there but there must be some.

  3. I like pushups that also challenge the abs, like knee tuck pushups, supergirl pushups, one leg pushups etc. Sadly I do have to agree about the whole kitchen thing too.

    1. Thanks for the added suggestions. I totally agree with the kitchen thing but feel that healthy, clean eating in conjunction with specific exercises can produce better results that one avenue alone. :)


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