We all know how important core strength is but it’s so easy to let it slip through the cracks. Yesterday, I found renewed motivation from this great challenge on the Spartan Race blog to do a plank on the hour every hour of the day that you’re awake.
I worked from home today so I didn’t have to worry about my co-workers laughing at me for planking in my cubicle. My phone was a great tool for keeping me on track throughout the day. Every hour, my alarm would go off, then I set the timer for one minute for my plank, then I texted my training buddies to stay accountable. To keep things interesting, I switched up the type of plank every hour (forearm, hand, left side, right side, etc.)
My goal is to do this twice a week, gradually increasing the length of each plank. Hopefully, I won’t need my washing machine in a month because I’ll be able to wash my clothes on my awesome abs 🙂
Do you use challenges to stay motivated?