Time to wrap up the November Push-Up Challenge and start tackling a new goal – the December Plank Challenge!
All in all, the November Push-Up Challenge went pretty well. I didn’t reach my goal of 50 push-ups per session (I maxed out at 35, which I did again this morning), but I’m still pretty proud of myself because I started off doing only 15! Massive improvement. I’m going to continue the regular push-ups, too.
But for December, I wanted to address another strength training ‘weak spot’ of mine – the abdominals. I’ve written a million times that I hate ab work with an undying passion, and that’s still true. But I have gotten into doing planks (which are safe to do during pregnancy, according to my doctor) – they’re kind of fun. I set my iPhone in front of my face and hit START on the timer.
Currently, I max out right around 30 seconds. Guess I’ve just never had a good reason to push myself! My goal for the month is to do three planks, three times a week, and eventually work my way up to a 1:15 plank (here’s a description on how to do a plank correctly). If you want to join me on the challenge, you can modify the planks and goals however you want!
After planking… breakfast!
An Udi’s bagel with a fried egg and goat cheese.
Plus, the prettiest pear I ever laid eyes on.
Who’s joining me for the December Plank Challenge? Best part: you can watch TV while participating! Heh.