Healthy eating can be time consuming, hard and expensive... I try to make it as easy as possible for me by pre-planning & either pre-portioning my meals/snacks or buying them pre-portioned. This helps me to not OVER EAT & learn proper portion sizes. This is #WhatsOnMyPlate as my mid-morning snack
Tired of traditional forearms plank (on your elbows)? Check out these 5 types of plank you can do to reach the same great effect on your core, as the traditional plank has. 💪
1) Straight-arm plank 💡
Easy and effective. Kneel on all fours with hands directly under shoulders. Come onto toes, contract abs, and straighten legs; keep the body in line from head to heels. Keep the position for 1 minute, rest and repeat for 3-5 rounds.
2) Plank with opposite limb extension 💡
This is a total-body exercise that places extra emphasis on your core. Keep your spine straight and your abs engaged throughout the movement.
Get to the straight-arm plank position. Raise your arm and the opposite leg. Keep for a second. Put them down and raise the other arm and leg. Repeat.
3) Side Plank 💡
From plank position, press your right hand into a mat and turn your body so your weight is on the outer edge of your right foot; stack your left foot on top. Imagine you have a big beach ball under your right side; press your torso up and away from the ball, extending your left arm with fingers pointed toward the sky. Tighten your lower-ab muscles and brace your entire core. Hold for 60 seconds, then return to plank position and repeat on the left side; that’s 1 rep. Do 3 reps.
4) Caterpillar plank 💡
Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, bend forward at the waist and place your hands on the floor; crawl forward to plank position with shoulders directly over wrists. Bend elbows to lower your body toward the floor, then push back up. Next, bend your left knee, bring it up and in toward your chest, then rotate your waist as you raise your bent left leg out until it’s parallel to the floor. Return to plank and repeat on the opposite side. Return to standing.
5) One-legged plank 💡
Challenge your balance! From a straight-arm plank, lift right leg up and hold. Lower down. Repeat with left leg.
2-1/2 weeks in and down 10 pounds. Still losing while sick and out of commission for the gym. Lost inches like crazy as well. Compared my numbers now to some old measurements. I weigh more but my measurements are smaller. This lifestyle is crazy. Did I mention my fibromyalgia pain is almost nil? #ketocrazy#killingfibro#crazyweightloss#neverturmingback