Give yourself the gift of a flat tummy with this 12 Days of Fitness Lose Belly Fat Challenge! This 12-day Challenge is great for slimming the waistline during the busy holiday season or ANY time of the year.
If you’re ready to get rid of stubborn belly fat, you’ll need to attack it from many directions!
For this reason, there are four parts to this Lose Belly Fat Challenge. For 12 days, you’ll do the following:
1.Flat Belly Workout (performed 10 out of 12 days)
2.Stop eating by 8:00 PM each day
3.Drink eight 8-ounce (1 cup) glasses of water per day
4.Avoid refined sugar for the entire 12 days (sugar from fruit is ok)
Flat Belly Workout
The first part of the Challenge is a Flat Belly Workout designed to tone and tighten your abdominal muscles. These belly-flattening exercises include simple movements that emphasize control instead of speed or difficulty. The key to getting great results with these more controlled exercises is the right sequence.
I’ve taken all of the guess work out and provided the perfect sequence of exercises in the 12 Days of Fitness Flat Belly Workout. During the 12-day Challenge, this workout should be performed 10 out of the 12 days. Thus, take a break from the exercises on the 4th and 8th days of the Challenge. Make sure you grab your printable Challenge Worksheet by signing up above so that you can keep track of all 12 days.
1) Tummy Tuck x 25
2) Seated Twist x 30 each side
3) Controlled Kick x 15 each leg
4) Double Leg Press x 15
5) Around The World x 10 each direction
Starting position: While sitting on the floor, lean back onto your elbows and place forearms flat on the ground so that your hands rest close to your waist. Bend your knees to about 90 degrees and position knees hip-distance apart. Raise up on your toes until the tips are lightly touching the floor. Your heels should be raised off the ground.
Motion: Starting from your belly button, pull in your abdomen to slowly rotate your hips upwards in a “tucking” motion. When your hips can’t move anymore, squeeze and hold for 1 second before gently releasing back to the starting position.
Repeat 25 times.
IMPORTANT: Although the “tummy tuck” seems quite simple, this position will be the key to ensuring both your superficial and deep abdominal muscles stay engaged throughout the workout. So take your time to perfect it before moving on.
Starting position: Sitting on the ground with knees bent about 90 degrees, place hands on top of knees. Raise up on your toes until the tips are lightly touching the floor. Your heels should be raised off the ground. Perform the “tummy tuck” motion to suck your belly button in. Then, slowly lower your torso back until you feel your abs engage. Hands should still be resting lightly on top of your knees but you should not be holding your knees.
Motion: Maintaining the “tummy tuck” position, slowly twist your torso while reaching your arm to the side. Your arm should follow a diagonal path until fingers are hovering just above the ground. Continue to hold the “tummy tuck” position as you return your arm back to starting position.
Perform 30 repetitions on one side. Then switch to the other side and perform 30 repetitions, for a total of 60.
IMPORTANT: hold the “tummy tuck” position throughout the entire arm motion.