We’re on Day 2 and it’s Tuesday Trim. Each Tuesday, the workout is geared to strengthen the core and trim the fat. A strong core improves posture, reduces back pain, and helps you climb trees.


Day 2: No Jelly in Your Belly workout

Warm Up:
5 minutes

Perform The Following Round of Exercises:

  1. Bird Dog – Opposite Arm/Leg
  2. Stationary High Knee Run
  3. Lying Toe Touch – Opposite Arm/Leg
  4. Stationary High Knee Run
  5. Squat Thrusts with a jump (no pushup)
  6. Stationary High Knee Run
  7. High Plank Under Body Toe Touch – Opposite Arm/Leg
  8. Stationary High Knee Run
  9. Butterfly Sit Ups
  10. Stationary High Knee Run

Instructions: Perform 20 reps of each exercise. Example: For the high knee run, each time a knee lifts, that is 1 rep. So it’s 10 on each side but 20 total. Complete as many rounds as possible in time allotted.

Beginners: Correctly perform as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes.
Intermediate & Advanced: Correctly perform as many rounds as you can in 30 minutes.

Have a great workout. Be safe. Don’t give up.

Accountability: Reply here when you have completed the workout. If I don’t hear from you, I will disappear. I’m here to help you. In return, I want your feedback, your sense of humor, and your commitment to love yourself.

How to love yourself: no negative self-talk, no self-sabotage, and putting your needs first. You got to take care of you, boo, before you take care of your kids, wife, boss, etc.


Angel · 07/21/2013 at 12:43 am

@FVR Great job!

Michelle N. · 07/20/2013 at 1:25 am

I did 3 rounds in 30 minutes

FVR · 07/19/2013 at 3:49 pm

Finally got to this (yes, I’m behind … momma needs to plan!) Did 5.5 rounds in 30 minutes. YESSUH!

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 10:19 pm

@Nancy. Jelly Bellies?!? I love that name. And I deny your bootcamp request. D.E.N.Y. See you in the morning

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 10:18 pm

@quynn. LMAO at “man down”! Gosh, I miss you!

Quynn · 07/17/2013 at 10:10 pm

I’m a day late but I got it in thi morning. Man down on the high plank upper body toe touch

Emily · 07/17/2013 at 9:54 pm

I did it! Man I was all kinds of sweaty, but that sweat felt AWESOME!

Nancy · 07/17/2013 at 9:54 pm

Just finished 3 rounds of jelly bellies in 20 min. I just realized I’m not getting email notice until 5am the day after so I need to check the blog earlier. Need to benchmark tomorrow. I have a great idea! Let’s do it during boot camp tommorrow!

Tommy · 07/17/2013 at 6:32 pm

My bad…got behind. Had to finish tonight and still have energy to get up for boot camp in the morning. Did 6-1/2 rounds. Probably will have to crawl out of bed. Hopefully boot camp is light on core….fat chance lol. Angel…..mighty sly slipping in all of the squat thrusts w/jump

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 2:36 pm

@Eileen. You’re awesome.

Eileen · 07/17/2013 at 12:42 pm

Did it here in my sisters tiny NYC apt!

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 12:29 pm

@Badiyah. More is coming! You just wait….with your six pack.

Badiyah · 07/17/2013 at 11:40 am

Angel, your exercises always make me sweat like no other!!!! I feel a six pack already, I think I can wash baby socks on my abs right now. WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!

Elena · 07/17/2013 at 9:08 am

Finished last night (just in time to go out to dinner with some girlfriends 🙂 ).
I managed 3 good rounds and some pilates stretches afterwards.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 7:43 am

@Rachel. Winning.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 7:42 am

@Dominique. Men! 🙂 Great job, D.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 7:42 am

@Danielle. Great!

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 7:42 am

@Heather. NOthing to it, but to do it.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 7:42 am

@Nomi. The men were falling in love with you, Nomi!

rachel · 07/16/2013 at 11:47 pm

I did it, I did it.

Dominique N. · 07/16/2013 at 11:18 pm

I did it!!!! I’m sweating bullets, but I did it!!!!! And it was even more of a challenge because my boyfriend sat on couch and watched me as I did it…yikes!!!!

Danielle · 07/16/2013 at 11:10 pm

I completed 3 rounds and it took a few minutes before I could catch my breath. Great routine!

Heather · 07/16/2013 at 10:55 pm

Done! And hauntingly similar to yesterday’s NTC body attack that I’m still feeling today! Also did Dorothy’s body ride today and ate my salad at lunch!

Nomi · 07/16/2013 at 10:39 pm

Ouch I’m done! I did this at the gym. People were staring and men were commenting under their breath. They should have joined me but I think they were chicken.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:29 pm

@Carrie. Good work.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:27 pm

@Heidi. Your comment made my night. I can now sleep in peace. Welcome, you maniac!

Heidi · 07/16/2013 at 10:26 pm

My boyfriend Karriem and I just finished. And we were maniacs on the floor….

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:23 pm

@Shem. I’ll let this one slide. Just this one.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:21 pm

@Mairead. I’ll accept cute. Do this instead.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_JxQ1sD8fA 20 per side. Lucky you! 🙂

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:19 pm

@deanne. Yes, the plank toe touches are sneaky.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:19 pm

@Monica. Great job. 🙂

Shem · 07/16/2013 at 9:49 pm

@Angel shots fired! If I did not cheat on the planks I would of been there for 15 min trying to get coordinated!!! Lol

Monica · 07/16/2013 at 9:35 pm

*wipes away sweat* whooooooooo!!! i knoe im going to feel this in the morning!

Deanne · 07/16/2013 at 9:34 pm

Finished earlier this evening…phew. My abs have a ways to go and those plank toe touches are no joke! Just glad I’m starting out the week staying on top of these challenges and of course smiling because your video rocks!

Mairead · 07/16/2013 at 9:21 pm

Done! And the video is so cute (I mean bad a$$). Very helpful! Is there a mod for #9? #pregopeople

Carrie · 07/16/2013 at 9:11 pm

Hmmm. I did my four sets before the videos were posted and did two of the exercises slightly differently than what you wanted us to do. But since I realized about two months ago that I could not do a single sit up because I hadn’t done any abs exercises in six years, I’m still going to count it as a win

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:44 pm

@victoria. Yes, it’s easy to get behind so don’t. 🙂

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:44 pm

@Shem. For tomorrow, I’d suggest doing the workout without cheating. smh

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:44 pm

@Slomo. I thought about mowing it before the video but I decided people need to see the real me. And my real long grass.

Slomo · 07/16/2013 at 8:40 pm

I was cracking up about your lawn even before I started the video, btw.

Shem · 07/16/2013 at 8:37 pm

Day2 in the books completed 2 full rotations had to cheat on the planks and split them into 2 sets of thirty seconds planks. Thought I would do way better than a 10 min rotation but it got done. Dont know what I should do tomorrow any suggestions???

Victoria · 07/16/2013 at 8:36 pm

Just got done. I really liked the advice in the video about doing the workouts after they are posted, I can easily see myself getting behind on the workouts. Thanks for the motivation!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:36 pm

@Darlene. Great job.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:36 pm

@Jessica. Great job.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:36 pm

@Slomo. Great job.

Slomo · 07/16/2013 at 8:34 pm

Done, son. Somebody should definitely be paying you for this.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 7:55 pm

@Devon. If you feel good, you weren’t too aggressive. Leggo.

Devon · 07/16/2013 at 7:53 pm

Did it! I went to boot camp and extended the work out with this….hope I am not starting off too aggressive! Thanks, Angel!

Darlene · 07/16/2013 at 5:57 pm

Just finished! Great workout but not sure if I will be able to get out of bed in the morning. Lots of water and Advil for me tonight.

Jessica · 07/16/2013 at 5:46 pm

Just finished….let’s just say I think sitting up is going to be really hard tomorrow.

Elena · 07/16/2013 at 4:45 pm

Awesome video Angel! So if I do this on a regular basis so can climb trees again? I used to be so good at that when I was 10 and vaguely miss it.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 4:02 pm

@FVR Don’t be scared. I’ve got faith in you.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 4:02 pm

@Darlene. Video is up. Go, girl!

FVR · 07/16/2013 at 12:09 pm

OMG YIKES!!! Angel, can you post demos for #7 and #9?

Darlene · 07/16/2013 at 12:03 pm

Love it! Can’t wait to view the video demo and do workout tonight.

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