Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Plankvember is hard!!!!

So last week I told you that I was starting Plankvember. I thought I would give you all a little update. I am now 12 days into Plankvember and I can't believe how hard I am finding it.

For an exercise that takes very little time, it definitely takes some strength to complete, this is what I have done so far :

Day 1 - 20 seconds
Day 2 - 20 seconds
Day 3 - 30 seconds
Day 4 - 30 seconds
Day 5 - 40 seconds
Day 6 - rest day
Day 7- 45 seconds
Day 8 - 45 seconds
Day 9- 1 min
Day 10 - 1 min
Day 11 - 1 min
Day 12 - 1.5 min

Today was tough but I manage to hold the position for a whole 1 minute and 30 seconds, my arms and legs were shaking by the end of it!! It is also made harder by a 15 month old wanting to "help".

Now the idea of Plankvember isn't to lose weight, it is to help strengthen your core, now I've never been able to hold a plan position for longer than 30 seconds before so it must be working.


I've tried keeping up with some other exercise too. I started Jillian Michaels ripped in 30, I lasted 3 days and then fell ill with a cold and cough so shamefully I didn't do any other exercise the rest of last week but I am back and determined this week and restarted ripped in 30 yesterday!!

Has anyone else joined in with Plankvember? How are you finding it?

xxxx

6 comments:

  1. I've not heard of this but well done on your progress!

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  2. I haven't even heard of Plankvember. If I had I definitely would have joined you. My core strength is terrible, but it sounds like you're doing very well indeed! Keep up the good work! xx

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  3. It's the first time I'm hearing about this too, but you've made excellent progress, so well done to you for that!

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