Today was Day 5 in the 30-Day Plank & Fitness Challenge. I say “was” because it is now 4:36 a.m. Sunday (i.e., the next day). I had a gig tonight, so I’m a little off on the usual day/night schedule. And yes, I DID do my plank today about a half hour ago, while my YouTube video for today was loading.
So my exercise consisted of some walking then performing for 3 hours (from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). Then I came home and cooked dinner (yes, at 2 a.m.), edited today’s video, and did a 45-second plank. And I STILL need to do some yoga, just for my sanity….
How are YOU doing with this challenge? I’m hearing from people on Facebook and Twitter. Let me hear from YOU as well! Just leave your workout info in the comments below.
P.S. Here’s a collection of clips from tonight’s gig, if you’d like to see part of my “workout” for today. :-)
A young man in his 20’s contacted me with an in-depth series of questions — a real doozy of a submission, I must say! There were way too many questions to answer at once and definitely too many to answer in one video. (P.S. For in-depth questions like this, book a consult. Seriously. My fees are reasonable. You get paid at your job, don’t you?)
I decided to take his last question and answer it in my latest installment of AskTrish. He wanted to know if he should tell the women he dates that he is looking for marriage. This is a complex issue, and I’m hearing from more and more men who find themselves in this situation of wanting to settle down, but the women they know don’t want to be tied down by marriage. This is a complete gender-role reversal that is upsetting the delicate balance of patriarchy … I mean, society.
Check out the video below, and be sure to leave a comment here or on the YouTube page.
To submit a one-question question for possible inclusion in an upcoming AskTrish video, post, or radio commentary, just contact me through my Tumblr “AskTrish”.
Today, I spent some time during my daily video series to give detailed info on how to do a plank, the various kinds of planks, as well as how not to fall out of a plank position. Then, I did my plank for the day — all 1 minute and 1 second of it!
I had biked several miles earlier to go to the grocery story, carrying the groceries in the backpack on my back, and yes, that is definitely a workout — especially considering I was biking along Highway 90 at 5 p.m. rush hour.
After the video, I did one, very slow, very mindful round of Surya Namaskara. I love getting back into yoga, but what I thought might happen is actually happening — the stiffness in my shoulder (likely, scar tissue) does not want to budge. In the process of getting back into yoga and doing planks every day, I’m feeling the scar tissue getting knocked loose, and it does not feel good. So I did not do my two rounds as I said I would. But I listened to my body, and that’s all I can do to avoid re-injuring my shoulder.
If you’ve missed the first few posts, find them in the category link of the 30-Day Plank & Fitness Challenge.
I’m staying present and paying attention to where I am. And that’s just fine. After all, tomorrow is another day. :-)
Today, I wanted to talk about some of the topics that are currently preoccupying my psyche as I work on ArousedWoman Magazine, my other works, my upcoming book about my Congressional run last year, as well as my regular activism for women’s issues and women’s rights.
The topic that is usually foremost for me is women’s rights and women’s issues. There is still a debate being waged on my Facebook wall about why women need to have the Equal Rights Amendment passed, along with a prolonged discussion on why the Bible does not exert authority over the United States Constitution — yes, some people still need that explained to them.
I needed to get this stuff off my chest, so I wrapped it up in a video. Enjoy! :-)
Just three days in, and the plank already feels easier! I know that’s hard to believe when you try that first 30-second plank; but believe in yourself, and you can do it.
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And remember, if you’re just now finding this, it’s not too late to get started! Go ahead and jump in. And be sure to read this intro to the challenge.
You’ll be glad you did this for yourself (with your doctors’ okay, of course).