This week’s challenge is two parts. The first part is nutritional: Pick one day this week to cut out ALL added sugar! This includes natural sweeteners like honey and agave, however fruit is still ok. Read your labels – you’ll find that MOST things include some form of sugar! This is a great way to get a little detox for our bodies, and help break sugar addiction, so get creative and go a whole day without added sugar.
The second part is: Bicycle Crunches
I love this exercise because I can feel it working. It’s a great move for your entire abdominal area, including your obliques! Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. Put your hands beside your head. Bring knees up to about 45- degree angle and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee while straightening the opposite leg. Keep even, relaxed breathing throughout. Continue alternating sides in a ‘pedaling’ motion. Right and Left = one. Here is a video
that shows the correct motion.
Beginners – 50 every day
Intermediate – 75 every day
Advanced – 100 every day