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Cate from Keep Cate Busy wrote a great post yesterday about tummy exercises (she probably called it an ab workout or something equally sporty). I got all inspired by her 10 minute per day workout and told her I would try it this week.
Upon closer examination, I realized that I can't actually *do* any of the exercises. The last successful 'roll up' I did resulted from three months of weekly pilates with my sister-in-law and ended with a whoop of joy that slipped from my mouth before I could check myself. It just wasn't that kind of class.
Does that make me weak? Unfit?
My total lack of stomach muscles post babies means that if I eat excessively at lunch, it shows. There is simply nothing to hold it in anymore. So I wonder about the value of trying to use exercise to improve this problem area. Is there any point?
But if I can't improve it, what will become of me as an older woman? Will my stomach just bulge more and more the more flaccid I become overall?
I am committing to my abs this week. You just never know right? But I do seriously wonder if surgery is the only solution.
What do you think about the role of core strength in fitness?