ABS-SO-TIGHTLY-RIGHT! 24- Day Challenge

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I saw this challenge on Facebook and decided it’d be perfect for me.

A little backstory.  I was never a string bean except when I was anorexic.  I love food, I love to bake, cook and eat.  So I gained and gained and gained.  I lost a little weight over the years, but always gained it back plus more.

14 years ago, on the day I was to have my first child, I was my heaviest.  Since then I have lost 71 lbs.  

I wanted to lose 15 more before I quit smoking, so I wouldn’t be so devastated by the inevitable weight gain.  I got stuck at 5 below and have been here for 4 months now.  I tried to increase my exercise, but I don’t have the time I need.  I tried to decrease my caloric intake but I lost energy.  I tried to cut back on treats but I found I’d then overindulge.  So I just settled on this weight and pretty much gave up.

BUT since seeing this challenge, I decided I CAN do this.  Even if I don’t end up losing the rest of this weight, I am doing something to improve myself.  I will tone my mid-section, get rid of that baby belly I got from my two girls and strengthen my core muscles which will help with my injured back.

I started yesterday morning and was shocked.  It took no time at all (I did it while my little one was brushing her teeth and washing her hands in face) and it didn’t hurt.  When I did it today, I felt it a whole lot more.  After all, I don’t use those lower muscles for anything!  I’m a little sore but it is tolerable without any advil or tylenol.

So…. who else is up for the challenge?  We need to support each other in this!

End note – I edited this pic into a document, removed the pic, printed it and taped it to my bedroom wall to remind myself every day to do it!  If you would like a copy, I can email it to you!

 

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59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bretta
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 22:27:13

    Could you email me a copy of the ab challenge that you referred to in your blog

    Reply

  2. lisa grundy
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 02:05:31

    Really want to take this challenge! Could you email me a copy of the challenge poster?

    Reply

  3. pepoc
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 06:57:25

    Absolutely! On it’s way now to both of you!

    Reply

  4. Terah Johnson
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:26:02

    Please email me a copy of the ab challenge that you referred to in your blog.

    Reply

  5. pam grewar
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:46:11

    could you email me a copy of the ab challenge that you referred to in your blog – thanks so much

    Reply

  6. Susan Tippett
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:43:20

    I would love a copy of this as well 🙂 I have 5 kids, and this looks like something I can find time for 😀 Thank you!

    Reply

  7. DMP
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:08:54

    Please email me a copy!! Ready for this challenge

    Reply

  8. Andrea Latson
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 11:13:46

    Please email me a copy too! 🙂

    Reply

  9. Sharon
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 14:11:40

    A girlfriend and I want to start this challenge. Could I get a copy emailed to me?

    Reply

  10. Doris
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 21:24:55

    I would like to try. Could you send me the challenge too?

    Reply

  11. Hope
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:10:01

    I would also love to take this challenge. Please send details

    Reply

  12. Kim
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 20:30:46

    Im going to do it too!

    Reply

  13. audreymonroe89
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 11:18:41

    I’m on my first rest day, day three did have a bit of a burn to it but keep it up girl!!

    Reply

  14. Tonya Kominiarek
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 09:09:09

    Could you email this to me please and thank you! Let’s do this!!! :)))

    Reply

  15. Laura Vasquez
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 15:36:55

    Could you email me a copy of the ab challenge. Thank you

    Reply

  16. Trish
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 17:31:10

    can u send me a copy thanks

    Reply

  17. charissa rhodes
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 17:47:18

    please email me a copy…thank you…

    Reply

  18. MBee170
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:49:19

    I’d like a copy as well. I saw it on FB and challanged my 16 yo daughter. I too have two kids and 40 wasn’t kind to my figure. She (my baby) carries a little extra around her middle and I carry mine lower but neither of us like it. I told her that we could count for (and encourage) each other.

    Good luck on the challange!

    MommaBee

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 11:05:34

      I challenged my 14 year old, even though she has a flat stomach (I’m not sure WHO she takes after lol) but she had no problems doing any of it! I told her after a few days she didn’t have to humor me anymore and she was thrilled. Lol.
      Sending a copy now! Good luck!

      Reply

  19. Carol
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 13:56:20

    I would like a copy also- thanks much

    Reply

  20. Christina
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:42:53

    I just started it too. I love it. It is hard but not hard enough to make me want to give up. I’m on day 6 now. I can’t wait to do it every morning!

    Reply

  21. Courtney Mason Evans
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 20:23:53

    Could you email me a copy of this challenge, I’m super excited about it!

    Reply

  22. Cindy
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 10:41:34

    Could you email me a copy of the ab challenge.

    Reply

  23. Rhonda Aponno
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 11:50:30

    Would you kindly email me the chart? Thanks in advance.

    Reply

  24. Patrice Booker
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 23:17:03

    Can u please email me a copy the challenge…I am excited about the challenge, it seems do able…

    Reply

  25. Tiffany
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 19:48:10

    I’m starting this Monday (11/18)..exactly one month after I quit smoking!!!

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  26. P-Kay
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:42:21

    I am seeing this blog for the first time, How did the challenge work for you, Can you e-mail me a copy please?

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:52:51

      I had health problems and ended up having surgery, so I had to stop. I can tell you that I was seeing results quickly! My husband has now started it and I hope to get back to it next week! Check your inbox for a copy!

      Reply

  27. P-Kay
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:44:50

    Is there a meal plan that goes along with the challenge?

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:52:13

      No meal plan. I just increased my water intake, since I have a problem with dehydration. I would think that if you want to drop some weight, you can add a meal plan.
      For myself, I don’t need to lose any more weight, just the fat. 🙂 BUT if you need tips on losing weight also, just let me know and I’ll post some. I’ve lost 71 pounds over the course of 3 years.

      Reply

  28. tiff
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:35:23

    do you only do one rep of this? … like literally only 5 crunches the first day? I want to start but I want to do it right!

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:50:26

      I did only what was on the paper. 5 crunches is right. You want to increase the reps every day, but not too much. I found that the first day was easy, but as I increased the reps it did get harder. I was shocked that I was able to do as many as I did before I had to stop the program. Good Luck!

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  29. Dina
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 17:47:24

    Did you finish the challenge? I’m on Day 3

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:46:25

      I had health problems and ended up having surgery, so I had to stop. I can tell you that I was seeing results quickly! My husband has now started it and I hope to get back to it next week!

      Reply

  30. Tammy
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 11:45:44

    Hi Pattie, how did this work out for you?

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    • pepoc
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:46:01

      Hi Tammy. I had health problems and ended up having surgery, so I had to stop. I can tell you that I was seeing results quickly! My husband has now started it and I hope to get back to it next week!

      Reply

  31. Debbie
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 21:00:23

    I’ve been looking at the 24 day challenge for about a month now on my facebook wondering if it really worked. Well, I started it today. 😀 Wish me luck, you guys have inspired me to try it!

    Reply

  32. josephine
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 04:41:37

    Please kindly email a copy of. The abs challange thanks

    Reply

  33. Desiree
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 18:25:17

    How many sets do you do?

    Reply

  34. diana
    May 10, 2014 @ 07:47:35

    please send me challenge thanks…

    Reply

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