Lately, I’ve been trying to do a thirty day plank challenge. Spoiler alert: I already know that it’s going to take me longer than thirty days. But I’ve been *reasonably* consistent with it. It helps that each exercise can be accomplished in about five minutes and requires no special equipment besides a stopwatch and a stretch of floor. And even the stopwatch is optional. An egg timer would do.

Anyway, it’s kicking my butt. I have yet to finish an exercise without swearing. I can usually hear my pulse in my ears by the end. A few times I’ve been reduced to a helpless heap on the floor, gasping for breath like a sprinter for ten minutes after the challenge is complete… Which tells me that I probably needed to do this way sooner and more often.

But I am seeing a little bit of difference in my body. I mean, I’m not ready for Baywatch or anything, but at least I’m feeling like I’m made up of more than smoosh. So it’s progress. We’ll see how I feel at the end.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on April 23, 2018.

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