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I may not be the thinnest girl doing it and it may not look pretty but.....

Saturday, May 12, 2012


SIXTY SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZANNBEE 5/12/2012 6:27PM

    That is awesome. I can't do a plank at all. Way to go! You should get yourself a "plank" charm.

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 5/12/2012 5:30PM

    A 60 second plank is AMAZING! I feel like death after 30 seconds. Lol. What a wonderful NSV. Nice job!!!

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MARYANN2323 5/12/2012 4:31PM

    Good job Tracy!! Good job!!

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    emoticon So proud of you! Some of the biggest non scale victories are the improved endurance that we can see in our bodies. Well done, my friend!

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ZENNITH 5/12/2012 1:07PM

    emoticon Great work with the plank! I agree with the challenging yourself idea, the only times I have ever felt down or a bit depressed I have not had any goals or challenges to work towards.

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TARAFROMTX1 5/12/2012 11:27AM

    Way to Go Tracy!!!! That is awesome and I am so happy for you!! You are Doing GREAT!!!!!!!! Keep it up girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MENNOLY 5/12/2012 9:35AM

    emoticon You are amazing! I cannot imagine being able to do that. My toes would not allow it. But now you have a way to get your DH to do chores. Just challenge him to a plank contest! Tracy you rock!

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RACHEL-SPARKS 5/12/2012 9:14AM

    I love it. My husband jokes about exercise all the time as well and acts like he can do better. He has yet to prove it to me. When I do planks my entire body shakes. So far I can only do 20 seconds on feet and 40 seconds modified. Have a great weekend ! Be proud of yourself, you deserve it !

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ALMONDFACE 5/12/2012 9:11AM

    Keep it up!

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AZMOMXTWO 5/12/2012 9:11AM

  I have found that I also get better as I do things more when I started walking it was just around the house then the yard (I have a full acer yard) now it is to the main road and back (over a mile) and I do it faster and faster all the time so I can cover more area I love it I

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