Tuesday 19 November 2013

I Can and I Will

I am still making my way through Plankvember, it is now day 19 and thankfully this is a rest day!!

Here is what I have achieved since las weeks update :

Day 13 - Rest Day
Day 14 - 1.5 minutes
Day 15 - 1.5 minutes
Day 16 - 2 minutes
Day 17 - 2 minutes
Day 18 - 2.5 minutes

I was surprised with myself that I managed to stay in the plank position for that amount of time. I have been using an interval timer on my phone to tell me when to start and finish the exercise.

I think the key for me is to not actually look at the timer. I can't believe just how long 2 and half minutes feels when I am trying to do the plank. By then end of it my legs and arms are shaking a lot. 

I am noticing that both the tops of my arms and the tops of my legs are left with an aching feeling after doing the exercise so my muscles must be getting a good work out. 

The other difference that I have noticed is that my stomach seems to have pulled in slightly, I've lost the "roundness". I would recommend any of you to give it a go, takes next to no time out of your day, so no excuses for not trying!!



  1. I have just read this and my inital thought was "wow I wish I could plank" When I last tried to plank my arms just couldnt hold me and were trembling. I am hoping once I lose my last 1st of baby weight it might become easier.
    Keep up the good work x

  2. Gosh, well done you. I couldn't get anywhere near 2 and a half minutes I dont think - keep up the good work!

    1. I didn't think I would either, think it is a case of mind over matter!! x


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