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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Her Wednesday Workout Tip: A Sexy Six Pack

The wonderful Ms.Mica Pie sent me these questions a while ago from a tag, thought it was about time I answered:)

1. What are the best and worst things about being the only girl among
four brothers?

Best things about being the only girl out of four wonderful brothers is I was always Daddy’s little girl/princess. I also will inherit 3 beautiful sister in laws I am sure!!! I also always got my OWN room. The worst thing, well there aren’t too many but I guess I think it would have always been nice to have a sister to share drama with, NOT!

2. What are you most anticipating for the Boston Marathon?

What a great question! Well I am looking forward to just going to Boston all together. As a History major, I can’t wait to see so many historical sites, and all the land has to offer. As far as the race, I can’t wait to see all the runners and fans that will be there, it will be a race of a lifetime, and it’s on my BIRTHDAY!!!!

3. What food will you absolutely NOT eat?

Not every much but I hate this gross purple lettuce that’s all bitter! I also will NOT eat horse radish! When I was a kid, my “friends” put it on my hand when I was a sleep and then tickled my nose so that I could rub it all over my face! I was so sick!

4. What is your most embarrassing/funniest running-related memory?

This is how I got my high school cross-country nick name BRABIE. It was like 100 degrees outside and everyone was running in there sports bras(o those high school years). So I decided to ditch my shirt too, but I forgot to take my regular bra off, so I was running in my NORMAL bra! Let’s just say all the boys were extra friendly after that…lol

5. If you could be any celebrity (entertainment or otherwise), who
would you want to be, and why?

Hmmm this is a hard one, I have never thought about this. I think I would want to be Jillian from the Biggest Loser, not really her just have her JOB! How rewarding would that be!

Alright on to this mornings eats/workout!


Went to bed late last night, that darn TV! I still got up at 6:30 so I could get in my morning with Jillians 30 Day Shred DVD, level 3! 


I made a delicious bowl of Pomegranate and Apple butter oats!

photo1I put in apple butter, banana, vanilla bean, and some egg whites,while they were cooking on the stove. Then I topped with some of my Honest Food Plank Bar, Pomegranate seeds, some flax, and a drop of cheese yogurt(a lot like Greek Yogurt). Love the way the yogurt gives the oats a creamy texture!



So the Sexy Six Pack Challenge has come to an end, but not for this girl. I am still going to be working on my core strength, I almost have that 6 pack I have always wanted!!!! This challenge had been a wonderful kick off for my life long strength training.

For the challenge I did the Jillian’s 30 Day Shred DVD workout at least 2 days a week( I am training for Boston right now too). You have all heard me rave about this DVD, and now that I am on LEVEL 3 and I couldn't be more satisfied.

Workout three is more then challenging, with higher impact cardio including:

  • jumping lunges(freakin hard)
  • jogging in place with dumbbells in your hands,
  • boxer punches with weights to make you feel that!  Michaels says, "Your shoulders should be screaming."

Yoga-inspired exercises such as:

  • walking planks
  • scissor abs
  • superman flutters

If you're ready to throw in the towel after these difficult moves, Michaels admonishes, "When you want to quit...you just remember all those reasons you want to be fit and healthy."

Getting a six pack, or just a flatter stomach is not just about exercise , it’s also about what you eat. It is harder for women to get a six pack but not impossible! But please ladies do not make it a goal in life to have a 6 pack, your goal should be to be in shape for a lifetime.

Here are some top foods to get that six-pack you have always wanted:

When you are trying to achieve a six-pack, you should eat foods that are high in protein. Your meals should also include moderate levels of fat and complex carbohydrates, such as vegetables. Some of the foods you should eat include:



Egg Whites

Lean Chicken



Limited Dairy

You should also drink plenty of water when you are exercising and trying to gain a six-pack.

I am going to try and keep doing this video through my training and hope to be STRONGER then EVER!!!!

How are you getting you“sexy six pack”? Or shoot, just getting stronger then ever?!


Anonymous said...

I just got your package, thank you so much! It is awesome! I was inspired by your Gillian Video and purchased it yourself, but haven't tried it yet! Thank you for the great workout ideas!

Mica said...

Great answers AND great tips, "Brabie"! :) I can't wait for you to go to Boston!

Danielle said...

Brabie! How funny!
I am long way off from working on a 6 pack. i still have about 30 lbs to lose before i hit my goal weight but I have definitely bookmarked this page so I can come back to your tips.

Denise said...

That's so cool that Boston is on your birthday!! What a great day it will be!

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

Love those oats!!! Have a great Wednesday!

Brian said...

Lov ethe embarassing story, haha.

As fo right now I get my sexy six pack in the form of sam adams, but I am sure all the ab and core work I do will pay off soon :)

chandra said...

Too funny that you posted about the 6 pack thing today - I was JUST talking to a friend about it (because I've been joking about getting a 6pk by summer) and those were some of the same tips I gave her about it! Great minds think alike! :)

BTW - I have 3 brothers and no sisters and I love it for the same reasons! I think I would have hated having a sister!

HangryPants said...

That is so cool that the marathon is on your birthday!

I have the 30 day shred video and it is hard! I was wondering what you know about the meal plan associated with the dvd?

M said...

Great work as always! I am always working on that six pack! I have a challenge for you and yes I even called you out for the world to see!

Lacey Nicole said...

GREAT Jillian 30-day Shred review!!!! i want to get this!!! what is the ideal space or necessary space + props for doing the video? (i'm sorry i ask so many questions all the time!!! hehe).

i can't believe Boston is ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!! it was meant to be!!!

Missy said...

I would love to get a six pack! I am doing cardio 4 times a week and a total body conditioning class 1 to 2 times a week. I need to work on more ab moves!!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the six pack!! i'm working on just getting my stomach a little flatter for bathing suit season! :)

ttfn300 said...

hillarious story :) hmm, i know my abs are under there... working on finding them again :-/

The Healthy Hostess said...

How have I never been to your blog until now?! I just added you to my Google Reader! Thanks for the comment the other day! I'm excited to start reading!

Laurel said...

What? Boston is on your BIRTHDAY!?!?! That's awesome! What fun! Are you going to wear something so people will know?

Anonymous said...

So cool that your birthday is on the same day as the marathon! I loved reading all of these fun facts about you, Bobbi. Or should I say...Brabie?! Muahahaha.

I'm currently working on my six pack thanks to P90X!

Mixwellg16 said...

I am loving Jillian's 30 Day Shred but am working my way through Level 1. If the side squats with shoulder raises are burning my shoulders now, I don't know what I'm gonna do when I get to level 3 lol. MUST control diet!!

Sarah W. said...

another tip for 6 packs:

80% kitchen
20% workouts

So if it isn't CLEAN don't eat it!!!

clean = natural from the earth, no processed foods, no alcohol, no sugar

alcohol can really wreck a set of abs

genes also play a big role and obviously belly FAT!

Nobel4Lit said...

Those apple butter oats look soooo good!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I grew up with 2 brothers and loved every minute of it. My husband is very thankful for my brothers as well b/c I never get grossed out by his boyish antics. :)

I just got the Shred DVD and did level 1. I made the mistake of starting with 8 lb weights, and even my elbows were sore the next day. I've been sidelined with a hamstring injury, but can't wait to get back and move on to levels 2 & 3.

I have a 6 pack...it's just wearing koozies. :)

aron said...

i am loving 30 day shred too... im trying to get it in twice a week as part of marathon training!

soooo cool that boston is on your birthday! how fun :)