An exercise ball. It’s purple and tonight, I inflated it. And rolled off of it.
And then I tried to do crunches…and ended up burping a lot and almost sitting on a cat. I think I did it wrong. It sure takes a lot to keep that ball steady!
This of course is in my quest to work on my core strength – the one thing that I find challenging to really focus on at my gym. I’ve noticed a significant decline in my core strength – from my back to my abs, I just can’t last like I used to. My back hurt like a bitch on a flight from Philadelphia to Kansas City over the summer, and I knew – I KNEW – that my core muscles were being grossly neglected. Perhaps the most neglected they’ve ever been in my life. Sit-ups were the one thing I could do well in gym class (other than soccer – I was a good defensive player.) Being that I have a desk job and sit for most of my day, it’s extra important that I take care of my core muscles. A strong core makes all exercise easier and better – and safer.
If it helps to trim my waist and back? Well, I’ll take it! So for now I say, “bring on the ball!”