30-Day Waist-Trimming Challenge
Posted by by hourglass angel on Sep 1st 2016
Summer’s winding down, but that’s no reason you can’t keep working to make your waistline stay trim and chiseled! Getting into a great routine this fall will ensure your sexiest look as you prepare for the upcoming season: fall weddings, Halloween parties and other festive gatherings.
For a jumpstart to slim down, we've got a killer 30-day waist-trimming challenge that you can start right away. This program incorporates daily waist training with core-strengthening exercises to produce results that you'll love seeing in the mirror. Be sure to take progress photos and share them with us on Instagram #bethehourglass.
Waist training: start out with the challenge by gradually incorporating waist training into your lifestyle. If you’re brand new to this, only do it for a couple of hours for the first couple of days.
Aim to wear your waist trainer for 5 days this week. By the end of the week, you should be able to wear it 4–6 hours a day.
Fitness: start your core exercises and up the intensity little by little. On the first day, start with 15 crunches*, 6 leg raises and holding a plank for 10 seconds. Feel free to add your own cardio and additional strength training to this routine if you’re up for it.
Each day, do the same routine but add 5 more crunches, 2 more leg raises, and 5 seconds to your plank. By day 7 you should be doing 45 crunches, 18 leg raises, and holding a plank for 40 seconds. You're doing great – don't give up!
See here for the infographic on this fitness challenge from Fitness Republic.
*Note: if you’re wearing a workout band as part of your waist training, be sure to remove it when you’re doing crunches.
Waist training: aim for 5 days a week again wearing your waist trainer. You should work up to wearing it for 6–8 hours a day. You can break it up into smaller sessions of 3-4 hours each.
Fitness: continue with the same core exercises, adding 5 crunches, 2 leg raises and 5 seconds to your planks each day. By day 14 you should be doing 80 crunches, 32 leg raises, and holding a plank for 1 minute, 15 seconds. Keep going!
Waist training: your goal should be to do 5–7 days of waist training this week, at least 8 hours a day. Try to do each session uninterrupted. You can do it!
Fitness: you might be pushing the limits more on your fitness level now! Keep it up as you continue to add 5 crunches, 2 leg raises and 5 seconds to your planks each day. By day 21 you should be doing 115 crunches, 46 leg raises, and holding a plank for 1 minute, 50 seconds. Feeling the burn? Good! That means it's working.
Waist training: wear your waist trainer for all 7 days this week for 10 hours a day. We’ll bet you can really start seeing the difference!
Fitness: if your abs weren’t on fire before, they will be now! Keep adding add 5 crunches, 2 leg raises and 5 seconds to your planks each day. By day 30 you should be doing 160 crunches, 64 leg raises, and holding a plank for 2 minutes, 35 seconds.
Have fun and good luck! We can’t wait to see the results.