I’d Like a Well-defined Rectus Abdominis Please

Posted on August 19, 2011 by


Remember the six week six pack challenge? It was well over six weeks ago. Did you ever wonder what came of it? Let me illuminate you. I started out all gung ho. At the end of the first week I used Michelle’s fancy scales to gauge my progress. I had lost 200 grams. More importantly, I had maintained muscle mass at 41% and dropped fat from 19.8% to 19.7%. Buoyed by this, I threw myself into the second week. The end of the second week arrived and I weighed in. This time I had lost 600 grams. Again my muscle mass didn’t budge from 41% and my fat reduced a further .4% to 19.3%.

Getting a six pack was going to be surprisingly easy, I decided. I had read articles that said a woman’s six pack will show up at 15-18% fat. I was almost there! I imagined I could see the striations already.

So I celebrated with beer and second helpings. For four weeks.

Not me

Then came Plan B. Plan B was an emergency oh-my-god-I’m-going-to-summer plan hatched in the few weeks before RollerCon. It involved running. I don’t ever run (why run when you can roll?) so this was pretty momentous for me. The day I devised the exercise plan I went for a run. I almost put it off until the next day but decided to show myself I was serious by starting that very day – that very second in fact. As soon as I finished writing up the plan I put the pen down, grabbed my running shoes and off I went. It was surprisingly easy. I just cranked Metallica and took off; my fitness level surprised me. I felt pretty good about myself when I got home.

So I celebrated. For the rest of the lead up to RollerCon.

Time for Plan C. I’m thinking a personal trainer. I just work better when I pay someone to tell me ‘just 5 more’. I also work better doing these things with other people. I won’t get off my butt for me but I’ll make it there if I know friends are waiting. So who’s up for it? Would anyone like to meet up for, say, eight Sundays in a row and have a personal trainer work on our six packs?

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