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If you’re anything like me, you may have a mild obsession with workout culture and the outrageous results it seems to produce for the elite few. In the age of social media it’s hard not to be lured into Instagram feeds filled with glimmering abs, those 6 minute workouts you bookmark because you’re “totally” going to do that later, and endless promotions to buy someone’s workout plan or nutrition guide so that you, too, will be able to achieve a body that is the source of envy for everyone you know.
While doing some recon work on what the latest #Fitstagram routines included, I noticed something unusual in the sea of abs and flexed biceps. A woman happily seated behind a massive ice cream sundae, of which she had clearly demolished a significant amount.
Sure, this woman still had a body that looked as though it was carved from stone, but what was interesting was that rather than the usual guilt ridden caption suggesting she had “earned” the meal, or that it was a misnomer “cheat treat”, this gal boldly stated she eats like this all the time, and has a notorious sweet tooth.
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Here’s 5 Tips for Creating a Plan for 6 Pack Abs Specific to Y-O-U
2. Build an Owner’s Manual
3. Stay Motivated
4. Positive Progress Focus
5. “Quit Tomorrow”
There’s a concept known as “self-herding” in which we teach ourselves a new behavior by subconsciously referring to what we have done in past circumstances. So when the going gets tough, remind yourself to keep pushing through – Just for today, Just for 5 more minutes. You can quit tomorrow. Trick is, when tomorrow comes, your body will remember your good work and do it again.