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!

8 comments:

reccewife said...

Wohoo! This is the link to more info about the Twitter PlankADay thingy
http://www.fudiet.com/plank-a-day-revolution/
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 @ DearOlympia.com 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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