This morning I had a smaller cup of oatmeal with raisins, and a banana. Went to the gym for a good work out. My abdominal work has greatly improved! For example, when I started I would take a 12 lb medicine ball, and while balancing on my tailbone with my feet off the ground rotate my torso touching the ball on the mat to my left, and then my right. I would do one rotation - touching the ball down on my left and on my right - 10 times. The I would do 20 crunches holding the ball in the air. I would then do three sets of that. It was quite a work-out on my abs. However, now, I use a 20 lb medicine ball and performing the same exercise do 50 full rotations, and 30 crunches for two reps. I am far from six pack abs, not even a one pack, my stomach circumference is still a spare tire, albeit 9 inches smaller than when I started! -- but my core is alot stronger and now my ribs are visible which I have not seen in years!
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