Happy Wednesday friends!! I hope that you’re having a wonderful week so far 🙂 Mine has been great! I am still sore from my leg/ab workout on Monday but absolutely LOVE that feeling! With that in mind, I thought I’d share my short but super effective ab workout to help you get Honeymoon ready.

Strengthening your abs is definitely important to look your best in your dress and on your Honeymoon but it’s also critical to your overall health. Strong abs and a strong core are essential for your posture, which is great to have in itself but also, it helps to prevent/relieve back pain and provide you with balance.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a long workout or one that you need to do daily. Do this 15 minute ab workout just 3 days a week to get healthier and Honeymoon ready!

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Descriptions of Workouts:

In & Outs

Sit down on the mat with your legs straight out in front of you, then lift them off the ground with your knees bent. While keeping your back as upright as possible and your arms up in the air, pull your legs into your chest and straighten them back out. This is one rep. You can make this exercise easier by putting your hands on the ground beside or behind you.

Elbow Plank

Get into a prone position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearms. Your arms are bent and directly below the shoulder. Keep your body straight at all times, and hold this position. To increase difficulty, an arm or leg can be raised.

Bicycle Crunch

While in the same starting position as in-and-outs, start to move your legs in a circle like you are riding a bike. Do this for 25 seconds, stop, and reverse the circle. Can also be done with hands at the side or in the air.

Crunchy Frogs

This is exactly the same as in-and-outs with one major difference. When you pull your legs into your chest, wrap your arms around your knees; and when you straighten them stretch your arms straight out to your sides (in the air).

Fifer Scissors

Lie down with your legs straight and lift both of them off the ground. Lift your right leg at a ninety-degree angle and hover your left leg right above the ground. Switch the left and right leg positions and repeat, keeping both legs straight and off the ground the whole time.

Pulse Ups

Point both legs straight up in the air. Leave them in that position and, while lying down, move the hips up and down (raise your hips off the ground). Each up-and-down motion counts as one rep.

Mason Twist

Sit up straight with your knees slightly bent and your feet hovering above the floor. Clutch your hands together in a fist in front of your belly-button. Quickly twist from side to side, rotating your whole torso. Touching both sides counts as one rep.