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?



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

  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

  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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