As your RykaFit Professional and hip hop fitness and lifestyle expert I like to AWE people with Awareness, Workout and Education. In my years as a fitness expert I have noticed two INITIAL and VITAL steps that most women miss on their journey to a six pack! Be cautioned before you read on. Once you have this education you have to decide if you want to start your journey towards achieving a 6 pack!
Step 1 Desire/Visualize
If you can dream it you can have it. If you desire it, visualize and work towards that goal you can have it manifested in your body! Most people don’t have 6 packs because they don’t think they can. I used to have the same state of mind. I used excuses like having kids and a C-section as a reason for not having the “desire.” Once I destroyed those limiting beliefs I began my journey to achieve a 6 pack!!! The first question to ask yourself, “Do I want a 6 pack?” If the answer is yes then your journey has just begun!!! Now that you desire it you must visualize it!! Close your eyes and feel what it feels like to have a six pack, not just a strong core but the literal muscles. Are you stronger? More confident? Are you able to balance better, move quicker, shed fat easier, attain crazy amounts of energy? Picture yourself fueling your body so that you nurture it and help it grow a stronger, faster, leaner chiseled 6 pack. Visualize and BELIEVE you can attain the goal. Do this before during and after your fitness class to attain the goal faster!
Step 2 Commit
Next, you must have a whole mind, body and soul commitment. That is right you must be in harmony with your mind body and soul and…COMMIT. Your thoughts words, nutrition, movement and actions must align so that you are in harmony. Make the 110% commitment to align yourself to help you achieve your goals. For example, people who come to my energy packed hip hop fitness class every now and then are less likely to achieve their chiseled AB goal because they are more committed to what is holding them back. I have heard women tell me they are more committed to their job, money, kids, partner, neighbors, dogs, cats and getting their hair done than to themselves. Similarly those who are addicted and never miss a class but go home to feast on a fat laden hamburger with inflammatory producing white bread and a side of trans-fat fried (or worse frozen and microwaved) French fries will also not achieve results because they are more committed to their cravings, comfort food and discord mindset. Understand that commitment takes time and energy. When you are aligned with your commitment, your body will start to manifest a 6 pack as you have visualized in step 1!
Now that you have been educated on the first two steps embrace them and begin your journey. I write this with much love to all RYKA women, I want you to accept you are “Ab Kicking Fat burning machines” if you want to be!!! This is just the start now you must take ACTION!!!
Yours in Fitness and Lifestyle,
Jeannie Reilly Martingano is an expert on dance, health and wellness lifestyle. She travels the country teaching, creating, and inspiring others to choose health as a way of life! Born in Bogota, Colombia, Jeannie moved to the United States in 1986 where she studied dance under the direction of Cheryl Lee Jorgenson. In 2004, she received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of South Florida. As a fitness educator, Jeannie has trained hundreds of instructors nationwide and has been a guest presenter, dancer, choreographer and lifestyle consultant for NASA, The Oprah Show, The Black Eyed Peas, 15 Seconds of Fame, The Rhode Show, CBS Wink News, and many more! She is currently the fitness creator and educator for ElevationHealth.com a network of nationwide Chiropractic Physicians. Jeannie is the wife of Dr. Dan Martingano D.C. and a very proud mother of two beautiful boys.