Saturday, May 12, 2012
I HELD PLANK FOR
Yup, I am pretty surprised! I started doing the plank once in the morning and once in the evening just three days ago, after my daughter coming up with her own plan, I liked the idea of starting your morning and ending your day on a note of fitness. It is taking some practice of getting into the habit, sometimes I am up an hour before I remember lol. Days 1 and 2 I did abotu 45 seconds on all my planks. Day 3 morning plank was 50 and then last night I did the 60 seconds! Then I found it wasn't just a fluke, I did it again this morning. I have changed this routine as well and am calling it My 200....I am doing a 1:00 minute plank, 20 crunches, 20 side crunches, 10 reverse crunches, 25 squats and 25 calf raises.
This just goes to show me once again that I am making changes in my body that I can't always see. I have struggles with the scale and my eating issues, but I am making strides that are changing me in other ways. I have had a few of those moments in the past weeks. The day that I thought for sure I would be sore from the challenge exercises and then a night of Zumba, but I wasn't sore, I felt great. The walk/jog I did last weekend, that did leave me sore, but I still trudged through this weeks exercising and feel great. And now a 60 second plank. My husband laughed at me for doing this, I don't think he knows how challenging it is, I dared him to try and he said, gotta go get the stain for the deck. When I start the plank, within the first 10 seconds I feel it. I can actually feel all my muscles working and I can feel my body temp rising! Yeah, lets see him try lol.
I hope everyone who reads this takes a second when they are feeling down about themselves or doubting themselves or feeling like it just isn't worth all the work....think about something that you aren't sure if you can do and try it. And if you don't make it to the end goal, keep trying, challenge yourself to see how long it can take you. I honestly thought that 60 second plank would take me at least 2 weeks to build up to. I bet you all that you will surprise yourselves with how all this work is worth it and that you can do things you didn't think were totally possible.