I’m starting today with a very important and special birthday wish for my mom!
Happy Birthday, Mom! I loved ya then, I love ya now and I’ll love ya forever. Have a wonderful day.
And now onto planks!
This year I am making one major goal for myself: do a plank-a-day.
I’m not one to make lofty new year resolutions or what have you, but I wanted to make one goal for myself that is, I think, attainable and that will do me some good.
There’s a little bit of history behind the plank-a-day goal as well, so let me fill you in. When I was in middle school, I found out that I have scoliosis. If you aren’t aware of what this is (it is actually pretty common), it just means that my spine is curved. Sometimes people need back braces to fix the problem if the curve is too intense, but luckily I never needed that. Still, my spine has a significant curve to it and thus I have learned that I need to keep my back and core strong.
That is a driving force for why I continue to keep up a healthy lifestyle and exercise. I don’t want my core to become too weak – I have found that when I don’t work out, I get major back aches. Since the plank is a great core-strengthening move, I chose a plank-a-day as my goal.
I won’t always do a long plank, but hopefully my stamina will increase by the end of the year so that I can hold a plank for longer than I can now (which is like, a minute and a half on a good day).
I’m ready to tackle 2014 head-on. Are you?
Questions of the Day:
Are you a new year resolution type of person? Do you make a new year goal? Tell me what it is/they are!