Plank Challenge

I want to try this…

Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – Rest
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – Rest
Day 14 – 90 seconds
Day 15 – 90 seconds
Day 16 – 120 seconds
Day 17 – 120 seconds
Day 18 – 150 seconds
Day 19 – Rest
Day 20 – 150 seconds
Day 21 – 150 seconds
Day 22 – 180 seconds
Day 23 – 180 seconds
Day 24 – 210 seconds
Day 25 – Rest
Day 26 – 210 seconds
Day 27 – 240 seconds
Day 28 – Until failure

— from http://www.buzzhe.ro/en/try-the-28-day-planking-challenge/

Getting Fit

Plan A

I had a gym membership, and I had one week there when I went regularly and worked out regularly. One day I did cardio, the next strength, then a yoga class, and then more cardio. I didn’t have the kids with me, and I was able to get my workouts done. I really did enjoy it.

Normally, I have the kids with me. With 3 kids, the odds of one of them misbehaving and having me come get them is – apparently – astronomically high. This interrupted work-out is especially likely with a strong-willed and determined to be anywhere but there kid in the ranks.

Therefore, I don’t normally get to the gym to workout, and I don’t actually get to work out when I do!

Plan B

I have a Wii system and a “game” called Wii Fit. It makes rude noises (“Oh!”) when you step on the balance board, and it makes my cute little Mii character entirely too fat. Even my daughter pointed out that they’ve got it wrong. “You’re belly isn’t that big, Mom.”

Despite these drawbacks, it does have a few fun workout stuff going on. It’s easy to set goals. My goal is 30 “fit minutes” each session. I do yoga poses, some strength training and, even speed walk in a path around the house. My favorite thus far is yoga and the step exercises.

That’s what I’m trying this time. My inability to do a push-up and the Wii trainer telling me that I’m a little bit shaky will not deter me.

I really do want to get in better shape… round and squishy is cute, but it’s not all that.