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Friday, December 7, 2012


Confession:  When I'm in Ab Lab and everyone is in side plank position I get an overwhelming urge to jump up and kick out everyone's arms just so I can watch them fall like dominoes.  This is not a very nice thought but the visual makes me smile and distracts me from being in side plank position myself.

Happy Fitness Friday!


This month I'm linking up with Fat Chick 2 Fit Chick to participate in the December plank challenge. Simply put, do a plank a day, everyday, for the whole month.  Each day try to beat the previous days time.  So far, my time to beat is 2:34.  Yes, you read that correctly.  TWO MINUTES and THIRTY-FOUR shaky SECONDS held in plank position.

The beauty of this challenge is that it is against yourself.  Everyday a mere second could give you a new personal record.  And, if you needed more encouragement to plank it up this month, here are two words: Christmas cookies.  (You know those peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss in the middle?  Totally my kryptonite.  Like, I have never made them myself because I know without a doubt I would eat them until I throw up.)(Literally.  I would literally eat that pb and chocolate deliciousness until I got sick.)(But my awesome friend Sue occasionally brings them to Bible study where the peer pressure of it being "good manners" to share with others guarantees that I only eat two and maybe a third if I can sneak it into my coat pocket.)(Because nothing says "Christian" quite like stealing at Bible study.)

So, get down in plank position (read my post about plank position here) and hold it for all you got. (I was using my ghetto tough girl voice there.)  Today all you got might only be 7 seconds.  Revel in it, because it's 7 seconds more than yesterday.  Tomorrow try for 8.  (Just remember to keep your booty down.)

Have a wonderful weekend.  I'll see y'all Monday!

*Totally the name of my first club hit. is going to say "Abdomimama" in a monotone over some fresh beets* while I sing some Sublurban Mama lullabies over top.  It will be magic.  And platinum.



  1. I'm going to join you in this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration. And you are absolutely right about those cookies. There has to be crack in them. Or something.

    1. Every time I try to reply to this comment I start thinking about those cookies and I have nothing intelligent to say.

      Plank it up, my friend.


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