Not only will Sweet Success be getting a major upgrade soon, but I’m launching a fitness challenge!
I know I mentioned it forever ago, but Sweet Success is undergoing a complete redesign. It’s almost done, and you will get to see the finished product soon! Sweet Success will have a new URL, so I’ll give you all the details ASAP!
To celebrate the new look and to celebrate the blog’s third birthday (I know, so much to celebrate!), I’m launching the Sweet Success May Plank Challenge!
In just three weeks you will strengthen your core, and feel lean and toned just in time for summer!
A lot of plank challenges have participants hold a regular plank every day for increasing amounts of time. But I wanted to create something that was more challenging.
I’ve incorporated many plank variations in this challenge to strengthen your core and work your entire body.
Why planks? Planks are one of the best exercises for flat, toned abs because they work every muscle in your core, including the rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips and back, according to Shape Magazine. Strengthening your entire core helps to sculpt a flat stomach.
Each day’s challenge will only take you 5-10 minutes (so there’s no excuse not to fit it in!). But it’s important that you also complete your regular cardio sessions and strength training, toning or yoga.
I also want to stress the importance of a healthy diet. If you’re doing planks everyday and eating junk, you’re not going to see a huge difference. Abs are made in the kitchen! Stick to whole foods during the plank challenge and you will see changes!
So what’s the first step? Take a photo of yourself…sans shirt. I know, I know. You don’t have to share the photo with me or anyone else. It’s just for yourself. Photos are really the best way to track progress, especially when you’re goal is to get muscle definition or just tone up. You’re not going to see that progress on the scale.
Check Sweet Success Monday morning to find out your plank schedule!