Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Planksgiving

The other day I saw a plank challenge and a light bulb lit up. I'm always in for a good challenge, but thought I'd change it a bit. With Thanksgiving this month, I thought, what if we combined two things: physical health and thankfulness?!

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My idea is - when you do your daily plank, you concentrate on things you are thankful for. I know in the past, while running hill repeats, I would take the uphill portion and dedicate it to a specific person and take that time to pray for them. It truly helped to take my mind off the pain and helped me focus on something (or someone) outside of myself.


You can tweak this challenge to whatever works best for you. You could do it by physical time (while you are planking, you are going through a list of things you are thankful for), by the date of the month (on the first, you come up with one thing you are thankful for, on the second you come up with two additional things you are thankful for, and so on), etc.

The premise is, the further in the month we get, the longer the planks and thanks will get... Hopefully, by the end of the month, we are not only stronger physically, but we are more thankful and grateful people as well!

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**PS I thought I was so clever, but when I was adding images I realized I was NOT the first to come up with this idea... Oh well, it's still a great one that I'm planning to do for the month of November and hope you'll join me!**

Who's in for Planksgiving?! 

10 comments:

BigzigFitness Soboleski said...

doing it now! shared your link to my FB page, maybe i'll get some others to join in as well.
thanks for the motivation!

Heather Mundwiler said...

I love this! I'm in!

Madhuri said...

Love this!! I am in!!

Nicci Randall said...

Love it - way to bring more heart and gratefulness to a workout. I'm in!

Jillian Kmf said...

ME ME ME

Samantha Treutel said...

I am in!

Melissa said...

Count me in!! ��

Jennifer Flynn said...

A challenge I can do in my pjs, I'm in.

Steffanie said...

Sounds good to me!

Curt said...

I'm in, thank you for the idea and the inspiration!
Curt