I love Planks. So easy, so effective. I can plank anywhere!! When I was on my adventure race in the Keys, there were times we were on break, and I would just drop and hold plank. Much to the embarrassment of my kids I've even been known to plank at the park LOL.
There was a short time over the summer when I was going through a rough transition of my beloved gym being bought out by a big box gym and they canceled my beloved CXWORX class which is where I did most of my plank work. I discovered that I could easily do my plank work at home and it only took a few minutes!! Though I did miss out on a lot of the other benefits of CX, and my overall plank holding time decreased during that time period, I didn't give up and today I'm nearly back to where I was before this entire debacle.
I've created a Plank a Day challenge on my Facebook Fan Page. Come and join in and watch how quickly you can transform your body in just a few minutes per day!!
We did it! We started off 2013 with our commitment to be active by participating in a virtual Commitment Day 5K. We were joined by fellow blogger Denise from Run DMT and her family and one of Denise's running partners, Daffodil. I had hoped that all of my family would be coming, but Ella didn't wake up in time, so James stayed home with her.
I decided last night that I was going to walk the 5K with my kids. Denise and Daffodil went off on their training run and Denise's husband and I walked with the five kids. It was a lovely time! The kids quickly found their good walking pace and I chatted with the 11yo about books, and reading, and it seemed that we made it to the 1/2 way point quickly. The walk back presented itself with a few more challenges as our youngest participant wanted to test his running legs (so cute and wobbly when running!!) and some of the older kids wanted to take the chance to sit in the now vacant stroller. But we soon discovered lots of neat stuff on the trail; apple snail shells, birds, flowers, and soon mama Denise was running up to meet her family!
It was great to just slow down and focus on fitness with the kids. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in how fast I am going, how many calories I am burning that I forget how fun it can be to just move my body and have fun with my babies.
Today was also the first event for my 13 in 2013 commitment sponsored by Jill Conyers with Fitness, Health & Happiness.
It was also the first day of #Janathon, so I was able to knock off two items on the same event. Love multi-tasking!
I'm ready to expect amazing things in 2013. And it started today with the commitment to keep active.