Saturday, January 12, 2013

Do You Plank?

This year began with lofty goals to make it my healthiest year yet, but eleven days into it, I hadn't done much other than get back into really counting my calories over on My Fitness Pal (come find me and say "hi!") and work on our No Fast Food Pact! I had been doing pretty good with both of those, but in order to make this my healthiest year yet, I was going to have to up my game... and so I did.

There I was this morning, laying in bed checking twitter when I saw my girl @Reccewife post a tweet about planking. That got me thinking: How long could it take me to do a quick plank every single day? I decided I would plank every single day and time it. What an easy way to see my progression over the course of the year, right?

This is me folks: in my Danskin Now Yoga tank top from WalMart, Target Yoga pants, and yoga mat courtesy of Aurorae Yoga
Most embarrassing picture you'll ever see of me courtesy of a tripod and self timer.
Today, it took me 31.9 seconds. I tell you it seemed like FOREVER, but I know I will get stronger and leaner the longer I go! First goal: 1 minute! Let's see if I can get there in one month. I am going to focus on my form a little more for right now. I am going to excel with this, I know it!

Over on instagram there is a group of us motivating and supporting each other. I feel like I have a ton of work out friends right here, even though they are miles, and miles, and miles away!

This year is going to be the year I start taking care of myself, my health, and my wellness. Plank on, friends!


reccewife said...

Wohoo! This is the link to more info about the Twitter PlankADay thingy
You are going to be awesome, and I will vitural plank with you anytime!

Holly Robertson said...

I love your honesty. Maybe I will try this too.

Lins said...

I am so going to do this as well. What an awesome idea. I have started walking every morning, but this will be a nice addition to that in the evenings or when I need a break from homework :) You go girl!!!

Britt Dill said...

I don't plank, but I am in my workout clothes and my yoga mat is near by, I think I will give it a try! :)

Heather said...

I'm totally joining you on this. I've been trying to do some sort of activity/exercise each day, and adding a timed plank sounds like a great idea to strengthen my core. thanks for the encouragement!!

Brooke said...

When I started planking in 2010 I was *maybe* able to hold 15-20 seconds. At my highest endurance I could hold for 2 minutes. Now I am at about 1:15-1:30. Go get it girl, you can do this! Planks are the best, best, best way to strengthen your core. You have inspired me to rock these at home.

Taylor @ said...

Good for you! Planks are hard but so good! Love your workout outfit BTW.

Heart my Hart said...

way to go! I hate planks.
I heard over the radio that twitter is the BEST way to keep the motivation flowing. it's a great community of supporters!

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