Monday, October 13, 2014

September Plank Challenge Update

In September, I entered into another Plank Challenge hosted by Dannii at Hungry, Healthy, Happy. I did do this challenge, but September was such a crazy month for me that I just didn't have time to do an update on the blog with how I did on this particular plank challenge. I had to have emergency minor surgery on the day I planned to do an update. Then, work got super busy. But now, I'm finally doing an update.

I was super excited about this challenge, because I absolutely loved the July Challenge. Although, I will admit to being nervous about going for a 5 minute plank.

So, how did I do? Well, I will tell you that I never made it to 5 minutes. The challenge was just too aggressive for me. I managed to make it 2 min, 30 sec for a plank one time and after that, I just couldn't make it happen. However, this challenge was not a complete bust for me. I took my meager 1 minute planks to 2 minutes planks on an everyday basis when I couldn't even get a 1 min, 30 sec plank during July's challenge. I will take that success.

Even though I didn't quite make this challenge work for me, I upped my plank time. I also decided to make this an end of the year goal. I will spend from now until December 31, working on completing a 5 minute plank. I think this is a good challenge for me that gives me a slower time to make it happen. Each week, I will add 10 seconds to each plank until I reach 5 minutes.

Do I have an addiction to planks? Do you? Join me.

8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you didn't make it to 5 minutes, but at least you increased your plank time :)

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    1. It's okay. It was fun to try and yes, I increased the time.

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  2. Congrats on increasing your plank hold time! Five minutes is a long time and I'm sure you have really great core strength from 2.5 minutes, which is also a really long time! Good luck on meeting your five minute goal!

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    1. Thanks Beth. I will work on it and see where I get.

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  3. WoW 2.5 minutes is already a really long time. Good luck with your five minute goal (that seems incredibly long)

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  4. It really is a long time. I'm just hoping I survive it.

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  5. Holy cow! Planking for one minute seems torturous enough! Kudos to you! 2.5 minutes is super impressive!

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    1. Thanks Allison. It's all torturous no matter how you do it. LOL!

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