Just wanted to share a quickie workout that anyone can do, but the pregnant ladies might especially be interested in!
I’m really trying to keep my abs strong throughout my pregnancy, so I’ve been doing this 4-minute plank Tabata a few times a week. Surprisingly, the 20-second holds get pretty tough toward the end!
For this workout, hold a plank (on your hands or forearms) for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. (You can download a Tabata app on your phone to make keeping track a little easier.) Then, repeat this work-rest cycle for a total of 8 times. This workout will take you just 4 minutes to complete.
Obviously, I am not a doctor, so be sure to check with yours before trying any new workout, including this one.
If you’re interested in further strengthening your core or just want more of a challenge, check out my 4-Week Plank Challenge!
This morning’s breakfast was a Rudi’s tortilla with almond butter, marmalade, chia seeds, and sliced bananas inside. I then nuked the whole thing in the microwave for 30 seconds to get the nut butter all melt-y. Mmm! I also drank a blueberry smoothie with breakfast.
Lunch was leftover Pizza Spaghetti Pie from PaleOMG that I made for dinner last night. So many people have mentioned this recipe to me, I just had to see what it was all about””and it did not disappoint. It was incredible and so easy to make. I de-Paleo-fied it by added shredded cheddar on top, and it was an especially delicious decision. Holy yum!
Question of the Day
How often do you work your core?
What do you think of planks? Love ”˜em? Hate ”˜em?
What recipe is currently on your to-make list?