Recently, several of the ladies in my roller derby league (the Storm City Roller Girls) have been doing 30-day fitness challenges. Last month it was squats. This month: the 30-day Ab Challenge. To be sure, off-skates strength and endurance training are an important component of being physically fit and will make you a more successful skater for your team. So why did I join this month’s challenge? It sure wasn’t because I love situps. Maybe it was the camaraderie? A temporary moment of delusion and hope? I can’t figure it out.
Anyway, here is the challenge. Today is March 3. My 30-Day Ab Challenge to YOU is this: successfully guess how long I last in the challenge, and you will win a prize. The prize will most likely be a virtual box of kittens (all the cute, none of the poop).
Some things to consider:
- It’s day three in the challenge, and I had to do days 1 and 2 (in addition to day 3) today. I might not be the most dedicated person taking part in this challenge.
- I might be somewhat pessimistic about this challenge. In fact, I might have to call shenanigans on this whole thing. Because if I make it to the end of the month and my abs don’t look like the ones pictured in the challenge, I will be crushed. Someone will have to pay for my lost time and dashed hopes.
- This is generally how I feel when I do situps. I’m the one on the right:
So join in the fun and maybe win a box of [virtual] kittens! Leave a comment with the date you think I will get to in the challenge; i.e., if you tell me that I will last through the 10th, the 10th will be the last day I actually do the exercises. Rest days don’t count – pick a day with actual exercise. And because I can be somewhat sporadic, but still in it, I will keep track and let you know at the end of the month how far I got into the challenge. Ready? Go!!!