At the beginning of last month I decided to start my spring ST with planking. I'd never done a plank before. My first lasted 35 seconds and my second 65 seconds. My longest was 130 seconds and there were a few in the 80, 105, 110 range. Some of those short planks were jolly hard to maintain. The idea was to see how long I could plank for on Sept 30. But it didn't quite work out that way. What happened?
The last time I planked was 21 Sept 105 seconds. I started on 26th and just couldn't. I got sick and though I am exercising again, am still not quite recovered. But... Planking is hardly a danger to my health. And in the following days??? I did try and couldn't manage it when I was very sick And then, when I improved... I kinda forgot about it and once distracted it came into my mind a few times, then floated away
Really, I could have planked on 30 September if I had thought of it. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't keep up with the challenge. I lost focus and commitment. It was a fun challenge, no real pressure, but I wanted to do it, and I didn't expect to fizzle out like that.
The other exercise has been interrupted lately, too. Ive been ill, then away. That disrupts my exercise/eating routines. Plus I have been eating ... i was going to say freely, but that's not right; there has been something a little askew with the eating. Not sure what was going on there but no matter, I'm back on plan now.
Back to swimming, Zumba, and I am going to persist with ramping up into some strength training, it was on my list for the year and, good grief, the year is careering along to the end. I want to look back on a bunch of achievements so I can say I really rocked 2013, it was the year I got rid of most of my excess weight and got a handle on eating the way I want to.
(Actually, I can already say that )
But I can do better. So I will.
Have a great weekend coming up, Sparkies