If you’re doing it for anyone but yourself, it’s time to reexamine your motives.

Using others for motivation is great.

Using situations for goals is wonderful.

But deep inside, if you’re not doing this FOR YOURSELF, your chances of success are significantly lower.  Significantly.  Find your reason why…the one inside YOUR heart.  Connect with that and you’ll find that you’re unstoppable.  :)

Part Two - Shrink Your Waist Ab workout. I love standing ab workouts so all of these exercises are standing using a dumbbell. I’m using about 25lbs but adjust to your needs and ability. 1st exercise tips - Keep knees soft and protect the shoulders and back by engaging the core. Keep your swing slow and controlled! Never use momentum to swing the weight across. 2nd exercise tips- Don’t go too heavy with your weights. Bring elbow to knee in one controlled motion. Be sure to engage core and keep a strong stance to protect your back.

Part One - Shrink Your Waist Ab workout. I love standing ab workouts so all of these exercises are standing using a dumbbell. I’m using about 25lbs but adjust to your needs and ability. Twist - be sure to isolate the waist. Don’t twist from the legs or hips. Hold the weight to your body or straight out in front and allow the gaze to follow. Standing Side Crunch - try not to pull from the shoulder or elbow. Allow the obliques to lift the weight through the side, repeat on the other side.