Minor hiccup

The CrazyGirls — started the plank challenge on Friday night.  We were excited.  Saturday came along — more precisely Saturday morning at the horse barn came along.    Grooming 6 horses, running around an arena with one of the horses, getting a hoof on the foot (with a blood blister) and putting your back out –  kind of put a damper on Saturday and Sunday plank Challenge!!!   So – we are restarting it today! 

Toe be darned!

We are also starting our new healthy diet plan.  We are starting off simple.  Eliminating carbs that don’t come naturally in food.    We are also eliminating starchy grains with the exception of oats for breakfast!  We are also not eating anything processed or white… no rice, pasta or breads.

Start small and aim big. 

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30 Day CrazyGirls Run  Plank Challenge

We have decided that we are going to start the PLANK challenge –  yes on a Friday.   Start when you decided to do it.  Don’t be OCD and figure you have to start at the begining of a month or a Monday  chances are you will not start at all.  I know that has been my problem in the past.   

So tonight it begins…. 30 days of Planks.   

Ok that being said…. We maybe crazy but we know not all people including US are at fitness levels where we will be able to do this exactly the way listed. That is OK! 

If your not (suspecting that maybe me at some point in the challenge) just record your time.   The key is to make sure that you increase your duration.   If I can’t handle the time given I intend to shoot for 5 seconds longer then the previous day when there is an increase. i.e.   2 min to 2.5 min increase  – I can’t do 2.5  — I will shoot for 2 mins 5 seconds minimum

Ok one more thing…. there are many ways to do a plank. Just google yoga plank.   

Here are a couple of images I found. 

This is the easiest full High Plank from personal experience. — from www. yogajournal.com 

This is the harder one.  Low plank – it works your core (abs better) so the google research has said.   I know from experience it is harder. 
 

 Here is some refinement photos of the low plank.   Along with a Half low plank that is easier on you.  from yoga.isport.com 

ONCE AGAIN…  GOOGLE  Yoga PLank and do your research so you can find the plank poise that works the best for you.    

Please note the above is just my opinion and thoughts.. I am not a yoga master or an expert in anything at all.   

Have fun but remember if you hurt stop!!!! 

Cold Turkey is my madness.

COLD TURKEY is better than MODERATION.

Ok… I know cold turkey is discouraged by everyone but I myself find that cold turkey is the only method that works for me.     It does work!  I once gave up chocolate for almost two years that way.

from http://www.saynetwork.com

I recently, April 9, 2013, gave up chocolate again for one year — with the very rare exception – I didn’t know when I took a bite (dentist using mint chocolate polisher doesn’t count) –  I haven’t willing cheated.
I sit next to a large candy bowl at work where one of my jobs is to fill it.  
It doesn’t bother me one bit!

April 8, 2014 – I may have a bite!

I CAN DO COLD TURKEY.  

 I CAN’T DO MODERATION.  

I can’t willing take one tiny bite and walk away.  I love the taste of food way too much for that!  I savor the way food taste on my tongue and the way it slides down my throat.   The yen for a specific taste will consume me and the thoughts of the taste become an obsession.    I can’t resist and then wham after that first bite there is no stopping me and that is my problem!

No idea why I can totally walk away and have no worries.  It maybe the way my mind processes it.  I immediately think of said thing as bad and then I no longer desire it.   It’s like a switch is flipped.

So my new endeavor is no pastries – defined as donuts, muffins, cookies, and croissants!  Why you ask — my work!  They are the culprit behind this new one.  The amount of pastries my office gets is ridiculous and of course I can’t resist.   I need to resist… sugar isn’t my friend and gluten is definitely an enemy of mine.  SOOOOO   as of today 8/15/2013  for 6 months….

I’ll keep you posted on the status of this new one.. if anything is gonna be hard it’s gonna be this one.
2/15/2014 we shall see.