Well….It’s March 1st and that means spring is (hopefully, fingers crossed!) right around the corner. With the warmer weather comes fewer layers of clothing and a time when you want to look and feel your best.
I’m itching to resume my outdoor runs soon since I’m training for the Philly Broad Street 10-miler, and have been feeling pretty meh about any sort of inside workout these days.
So, I thought March would be the perfect month to start and share a 30-Day Plank Challenge!
I decided to put this together after reading about all the benefits of the plank exercise. Not only are you working all of your core muscles, but you’ll improve your overall flexibility, posture, and even your mood. While it may look easy, any one who has tried to plank before quickly realizes that is not the case! My goal is that by sharing this plan with you, I’ll feel more accountable and motivated to actually finish the full 30 days.
One thing I love about planks is that you can do this exercise anywhere! It’s easy to make up an excuse that you just don’t have time, or are too tired, but assume the position while you are watching your nightly TV shows or right when you wake up in the morning (before you have a chance to talk yourself out of it), and you’ll find it’s easy to sneak in a couple minutes (or seconds!) each day.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress throughout the month, and I’d love to hear from you too! 🙂
I’ve also included these 2 great articles about the benefits of planks, and they even include short videos and instructions on proper plank form if you need it!