Sweat Pink No Excuses Challenge: 30 Second Plank

As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the twelfth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in order... it's a challenge, but you'll feel great at making progress and it'll help you see how far you've come from the 1st to the 31st!

Baby Step # 12
Challenge Yourself

This week, I am taking part in kicking off the Sweat Pink No Excuses Challenge.  As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I will complete each day's challenges and invite you to join in with me.  Each of the daily challenges is an excellent way to baby step into your fitness and wellness goals.

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Today's challenge is a 30 second plank.  In the brief video below, I ask you to join in while we complete the challenge together.  In it, I give you a few variations to try, a 15 second warning, and an end time.  Check it out.

 
 
Being part of this and similar challenges helps to put yourself in new situations, trying new things, and taking baby steps into changes.  Yes, it's just 30 seconds, but this 30 second plank is no joke; if you did it once today and tried it at least once a day until the end of the month, think about how much stronger your core and legs would be!  (Remember, Baby Steps Are Steps!)  You can even challenge yourself to extend the time every few days.  Challenge yourself and if you want even more motivation, workout and snack ideas, or the chance to win prizes, consider signing up for the Sweat Pink No Excuses Challenge here.
 
What did you do today to baby step into a more healthful and mindful life?

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