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Posts Tagged ‘month of planking’

First Day Of Spring

Posted by terrepruitt on March 21, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaSo today marks fifteen years that my hubby and I have been married.  It does not feel like it has been fifteen years, but then again, what does that feel like, right?  I mean I know I have been waiting in line for something and if you ask I would say I have been waiting for months.  🙂  Time is an odd thing because if you ask me if it “seems” like it has been FIFTEEN YEARS, I’d say, “No.”

We have know each other eighteen years as you might have read about in my Day Ten Of Month Of Planking, First Day Of Nineteenth Year post.  We have been married for fifteen years.  It was my ideal to be married on the first day of spring.  And honestly looking at calendars back then there seemed to be different ideas of whether the first day of spring was March 20th or March 21st.

I had always believed it was March 21st so that was the day that I thought would be nice to get married.  It so happened that March 21st was on a Saturday in the year 1998 . . . . so that is when we got married.

The first day of spring is like an announcement of new beginnings.  New life begins.  New things happen.  Flowers bloom.  It’s all new.  I think it is fitting and romantic to be married on the first day of spring.  Even though we had been together for three years, our wedding was the start of a new life for us.  A life for us together.

I wasn’t nervous, because I had no doubt.  I was impatient.  We had created a very short ceremony where the minister only talked for about ten minutes.  There was no singing, no reading, nothing.  It was scheduled to last about 20 minutes.  Now, if you ask me how long it felt, I might reply fifteen years.  I swear the minister sounded like all the adults on Peanuts and he could not be done fast enough.  When he had John’s ring in his hand I kept reaching for it.  I mean, he was just talking jibberish anyway.  All I was thinking was, “Let’s get this marriage started!!”  And I was shocked out of my revery when my husband-to-be playfully smacked my hand after my third grab.  Yeah, the whole ceremony was wiggles and giggles.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaI am very blessed to have been granted partnership with my honey.

To my Honey:

Thank you very much for all the wonderful times we have had.  I appreciate all you do for us.  I look forward to the next fifteen (and hopefully a lot more) years with you.  Thank you.  Happy Anniversary.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you very much for reading this post.  I know I don’t always stay on track EXACTLY, but many of you know that a happy healthy relationship is key to well-being.  Now, I am not saying that a relationship is a steady ride, there are ups and downs, but getting through them is what helps with the “well-being”.  Also, I am not saying that one needs to be in a relationship in order to well, but I am saying that when there are relationships and they are happy and healthy that adds to someone’s well-being.

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Half-way Point (Month Of Planking)

Posted by terrepruitt on March 16, 2013

I am calling today, the 16th of March, our half way point.  There are 31 days in March so it makes it kinda not even, but that is ok.  Today, we are done with the first half of the month and on our way to the last.

I really like daily challenges because it helps motivate me.  Plus I like the daily contact with my friend. 🙂

Are you still with us?

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Plankety, Plank, Plank

Posted by terrepruitt on March 15, 2013

FIFTEENTH DAY OF PLANKING!  Wahoo!  Getting better?  Added time?  Where you at?

 

Here is where we talked about the month of planking every day:  A Few Seconds CAN Make A Difference

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Ninth Day Of Our Month Of Planking

Posted by terrepruitt on March 9, 2013

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Saturday and our ninth day of planking.  The nice thing about this challenge is even if it is your “rest” day in your workout schedule you can still get in some planking time!

I have another idea on how to time yourself.  Once you feel you have good form, your body is aligned properly, you can use a stopwatch type of timer.  I have one on my iPhone.  I would imagine other phones have something like it.  I know there are a lot of apps for timers.  Get into your plank position and then press start on the timer.  Check your form, get comfortable, settle in and then look at your timer.  I bet by the time you look at the stopwatch you will have already done the time you think you can do.  Then if you want you can hold it for a few seconds more.

This is a way for you to find out how long you really can do it.  Then you can add accordingly.

Also remember there might be days where the duration is less than normal.  It is ok to have a day that is a bit off.  Just get back to it the next day!

Whatever way you choose to time yourself is great.  This is just another way to do it!

How is your planking going?

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Seventh Day Of Our Month Of Planking

Posted by terrepruitt on March 7, 2013

Here we are day seven of our month of planking.  Are you finding that your muscle endurance is greater now?  Depending on how you are doing it, you might have two more days until you add time.  I will be adding 10 seconds on Sunday.  During the week I added five, so Sunday I am going to add 10.

I am also going to get my mirror out before I add time on to check myself.

How about you?

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Have You Planked Today (Day 5)

Posted by terrepruitt on March 5, 2013

Fifth Day Of Our Month Of Planking.  Well, what is your report?  If you are just learning the plank it is ok to do it for really short periods.  Then as you get stronger, build up your muscle endurance you can do it for longer.

Remember to keep your spine straight and everything; head, belly, hips, knees all in alignment.  Also remember to breathe.  The habit is to hold one’s breath, but muscles and your brain need oxygen, so breathe!

Still with us?

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