Week Seven: Planks Planks Planks
So, I’ve got into this nice little habit now (well, not an actual habit but… I’ll carry on) of five minutes of planks every morning, regardless of tiredness and energy levels. It wasn’t until Thursday at work, I went to lift something up (after a manual handling course no less) and felt my core at work. I was like, “Damn, it’s working!”
So, now I’ve got to add to that. My workout I did before Christmas might be a good start: 20 secs jogging on the spot, and then 10 seconds sprinting on the spot, for a minimum of 10 minutes. With no break.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet. As yet another night of sleeplessness caused by incredible pain just before I’m publishing this, extra exercise has been fleeting and unattainable. Still, the planks (as mentioned before) have been daily, and I’ve added push-ups each time; with the yoga mat, it’s really easy to get the correct form because it’s the same width as my shoulders! Awesome!
I’ve been considering going back to some sort of shake, but I can’t afford much. Any recommendations? Slim Fast has been suggested at work, and I got a cheap £5 pot, enough for one a day for a couple of weeks. But who knows? What do any of you use? That’s assuming anybody is reading this, of course.
Anyway, weekly weigh-in on Friday, and I’ve lost another 1.1kg from last week!! Woohoo! Down to 142.7kg again. Lots of leek and potato soup for me then!
I’m also tempted to start doing some of the recipes I’ve encountered in my “travels”. What do you think?
Here’s the usual pictures of me doing planks and gurning a lot:
DID YOU KNOW?
Different arms of the United States military prefer planks and their variations to the world-standard push-ups and sit-ups as they work the core like nothing else. The combination of sit-ups and push-ups have been thought to be detrimental to overall health especially for combat troops.