Learning to plank effectively and gradually progress to more difficult variations can be a lot of fun.
What I love about planks are the basic position itself mandates that your entire body works together to create a strong brace especially around your core and hips.
I would however not waste your time with plank holds beyond a minute. If you can do that, it’s time to move on to more challenging variations.
In this video, I’m starting in a modified plank position (straight line from head to knees) and move in and out of a full plank.
In between each variation that follows, I return to that modified position. This can be a great way to start pushing yourself in small doses.
Plank is a simple yet highly effective foundational exercise that everyone should learn and run with!
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Blessings and Good Morning Queens on this Fabulous Faithful Friday! Don’t let the fear of your flesh overpower the strength of your faith. We are more than conquerors because we are Victorious! #RiseUp#CrownOn#BeUnstoppable
It’s a weekend 👯
I think I’m taking off from the gym today, as my body needs rest. I spent 1518 min (it’s 25 hours) working out for the past 10 days... rest rest rest.
Remember that’s sometimes to get a better result you have to rest ☺️
• Be Unstoppable • Be Real •
What’s your pre-wod/pre-lift self talk like? Are you fearless and confident? Or have you talked yourself out of the task at hand before you’ve even begun?
Mindset is everything, and how you approach a challenge in your mind. whatever it may be, can be the difference between success or failure. #beunstoppable
REIGNITE YOUR FAITH. Dear folks, faith is our super power. Faith is a great weapon to achieve victory, especially when we face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Let's use it daily. Faith not only makes everything possible, it makes life exciting and adventurous. Faith unlocks favour. There's something about strong positive belief in the face of adversity that attracts the attention and support of heaven. With faith, your dreams are valid and only a matter of time. With faith, you can and will attain the greatest heights of your life's vision and desires.
With faith, every obstacle is temporary and a stepping platform to position you for greater success.
Today I pray that your faith is reignited to see only what's possible! Have a faith filled Friday.
PS: 5 Ways to ReIgnite Faith. 1. Read the Word. 2. Speak the Word. 3. Take Action. 4.Believe irrespective. 5. Express Gratitude daily irrespective. #beunstoppable#faithtogomega#unleashyourdreams#greaterheightswithudo
I’m just over here 👈 workin on my thickness🤗 #thirstythursday and I’m thirsty for thickness cuz a wide back is a beautiful thing!🙌🏾💃🏽 Workin hard to make this back heart💙you 💋😽
And no, I’m not flexin 💪🏽 I’m directing traffic👈🏽👉🏽👆🏽👇🏽👮🏽♀️👅
#believe#beunstoppable 👊🏽 #warrior 🎭
This is me now. I am smiling, holding my camera in the place that makes me the happiest. It’s like my home away from home. Though the sad, messed up part is the fact that I can only focus on what’s wrong in this picture and it’s me. I have gained weight even though I’m exercising and trying to be healthier. Honestly it sucks when you feel like you gained progress, but then the scale tells you differently. This is the uphill battle right now, I am taking my steps to a better me. I will get there, it may not be today or tomorrow, but I will. I love me don’t get me wrong. I believe that society only recognizes one type of beauty and fails to see the rest. That hurts people, they physically hurt themselves to try to become that form of beauty. We were taught to love each other, but we weren’t taught to love ourselves. I challenge you to do just that! Post a photo of you feeling beautiful and tag me in it so I can see! This will be the first steps to loving you for you. Join me! 📸@josephine_leigh3
1 WEEK TO GO!
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Yesterday I went and had my roots done, eye brows waxed, bangs trimmed, both my husband and son had hair cuts and I got my daughter's special color conditioner. You can imagine the bill. But, I didn't have to pay for it from our budget. I was able to pay for it with my money 💰 I have made from my business! 😃
It's these things that I can help out with, it's the pride 💜 in knowing I earned it and did it myself! It's amazing! This business has helped me so much more than I can express. I am healthy, I feel amazing, I've made new friends, if I'm having a day I’m uplifted by our amazing team. There’s room for more people on our team! #beunstoppable#bestopportunity#startnowdontwait#roomformore
Today was a big day around here!! It was Dukie’s 3 rd Birthday 🎉🎊!!! This boy has the biggest heart and can clean a kitchen floor very nicely( if ya know what I mean).. He loves yoga and talks like a human!! You can find him drinking from the bathroom sink🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️and chewing a hanger every now and then!! He loves to purposely sit in his dads seat and can cuddle like no other!!! He loves to be a spectator during workout time and takes a great selfie!! He can be found in my IG stories daily❤️❤️❤️
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.
Fortunes (not only material) gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely water gravitates the ocean.” - Napoleon Hill
I’ve been so inspired today by✌️stories that touched my 💜 and made me shed a few tears. I couldn’t not share with you all.
1️⃣ On my recovery run today I listened to @rambling_runner . This was a recent one with @runrchic1 (Hollie Hughes) where she talks about her journey to finish the Wineglass Marathon in 3:08 while pushing her sweet boy in his chair. Oh my goodness- this story warmed 🔥 my heart in SO many ways. You can just tell what an amazing mom she is, and I was SO inspired! I couldn’t do the story justice if I tried, you have to listen! But I’ll tell you that my favorite parts were when she kept referring to the race as “their race” and and when Jonah yelled out to the other runner’s inspiring words during the last 6 miles. Seriously ALL the feels!! 🤗
2️⃣Then, I was reading the news (which for me is running websites) and I checked out the Runner’s world.com website. Here I saw this video on their homepage about Justin Gallegos who was just given a Nike contract. He has cerebral palsy and is currently trying to break 2 hours in the half marathon. He’s the first person with cerebral palsy to become a professional athlete! This kiddo’s determination and passion are beyond my comprehension- I was seriously in awe of some of his positive quotes and work ethic. It’s a 3 minute video- watch it!!
These stories were SO inspiring in so many ways, I just had to share. It really made me think twice about the dumb things I get hung up on from time to time- like a crappy run, my pace being off by a few seconds, knots in my calf, a bad day at work. I know it’s natural to have worries and frustrations, but good grief, watching/listening to these stories really puts things into perspective, you know?
Well, I've had the past month off from work and it's been exactly what I needed. For the 16 years that I've been able to work, I've never taken that long of a continuous break. I didn't take it for a vacation necessarily. I took it because if I didn't, I would have likely had a nervous breakdown and done something stupid, like up and quit and start living in my car with two cats 🐈 🐈. I've always dealt with life as it's been handed to me. Sure theres been the sucky moments, but I had never felt so overwhelmed as I did a month ago. I'm proud of myself for doing what was right for me and taking the time I needed. I not only checked off all the boxes of things I felt I needed to handle in order to feel like a semi sane person again, but I was able to get out and do some fun things too...which is what I feel helped me get myself straight the most. Am I completely healed and feeling like myself again? No, not even close. But at least I know I did everything I could to try and get to that place in the time that I had. I'm officially back on Monday so this weekend is going to fly by in the blink in of an eye. I better make the best of it.
#SalomonSquad#TimeToPlay 📷: @tiarevincent
I gave it my all. 4 miles hasn’t felt like such a challenge in a long time. I’m not where I used to be, but I’m also able to run, which is better than I have been in a long time. No pity or sympathy needed. Just want everyone to know that the path to a comeback is rarely linear. It’s hard and it will tear you up, physically and mentally. This message is more to me. I have to remind myself daily to be grateful for what I can do. Right now mile splits aren’t important. My goal is to safely work up to longer runs, given that I’ve already paid for multiple fall races. I’m hoping to add distance even if that means a very liberal run/walk ratio. Run/walk has always worked for me in the past, so if I have to walk a little more and run a little less, I’m still moving forward. And forward is definitely better than backwards or being stagnant. #forwardisapace#irunthisbody#ihavearunnersbody#womensrunningcommunity#inspiringwomenrunners#beunstoppable#betterforit#beatyesterday#lilytrotters#balegaimpi
Action Shot ...It's a family show 😍
Tonight I did a Facebook live with my 2 favourites.... Ben and Bear 👨🏼💕🐶
We discussed one of my favourite topics.... MINDSET
Go check it out 😍🙌🏼
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The kind of 💗 LOVE that is fierce and unconditional. That easily forgives and is full of courage. That listens and gives hope.
That treasures your sweet and BEAUTIFUL Soul!!! Yesssss LOVE 💕 YOURSELF LIKE THAT!!!! Thank you sweet friend @keeks5476 for the beautiful reminder that “My GROWTH game is STRONG”
Lock arms with me and let’s grow your GROWTH game!! First on the list....... Self Love!!!!