To Plank or not to Plank


June 13, 2013 by ukdesperatehousewifeusa


I love to plank. I do. My little group of workout chums and ladies in the classes I take call me Queen of Planks.

I can hold a plank now for nearly 5 minutes. I am sooooo totally chuffed to bits (read as v pleased!) with myself.

However….I’ve been beaten!

Seriously – this is a phenomenal plank! The longest time in an abdominal plank position is 3 hours 7 minutes and 15 seconds and was achieved by George Hood (USA) in Newport, KY, USA on 20 April 2013.

Nice plank George!

Nice plank George!

Gutted! Pipped to the post!

Nutrition vs Diet

I sat at the pool today listening to a couple of scarily thin (and I am talking THIN) women talk about the couple of pounds they had lost recently (where, I thought – how on earth did you have any to lose?!) and how they were going to treat themselves to a glass of wine in July when they go on vacation.

I have a real issue with DIETS per se. Eating healthily and getting the right nutrients for your body – that’s the key and it’s great, do it! It’s what your body needs. It needs fuel.

Nutrition vs diet.....

Nutrition vs diet…..

But I wanted to bang these two women’s heads together and say – go on, enjoy yourselves! They are probably sacrificing their health in other ways with under-eating and over-exercising. It really can have serious effects on both physical and mental health.

Oh, I’d love my stomach to be totally flat, but there is no way I am going to sacrifice some of the pleasures in life (Naughty Spice in moderation!).


2 thoughts on “To Plank or not to Plank

  1. Melanie Bowen says:

    Hey there!

    I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me please? Thanks!!

    Melanie : )

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