4-Week Plank Challenge

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Are you ready for the Plank Challenge? Here are the details!


The Plank Challenge is actually really simple. It will take place for a total of 4 weeks (October 22 – November 16) and will only require 10 minutes or less of your time on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. Monday and Friday will be time trial days when you hold a plank, time yourself, and record it. On Wednesdays, I’ll post a plank/core workout (10 minutes or less) on CNC to help you build up your strength and stamina. Basically, the weeks will look like this:

  • Monday: Time trial
  • Wednesday: Plank/core workout
  • Friday: Time trial – try to beat Monday’s plank time!

I did my first plank of the Challenge last night and made it to 3:00 minutes, so my goal for the Challenge is to double my time. I think doubling your plank time in 4 weeks is a great goal, so feel free to set the same one for yourself! If you haven’t done your first plank yet, do it sometime today, so you can start with the plank/core workout tomorrow.


To help keep me on track, I set a bunch of time goals for myself and added them to my calendar. I know holding a plank is all about core strength, but a lot of it is mental too, so if I have a time in mind to strive for, I’m more likely to tough it out and achieve it!

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I hope you decide to join my Plank Challenge! I’ll be blogging about it on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next 4 weeks, and I’d love to have some buddies to do it with me so we can all keep each other motivated! Let me know if you’re in for the challenge!


Last night’s dinner was quick and nutritious. Mal and Dave got take-out for dinner, but I wasn’t in the mood for it after eating out quite a few times this weekend, so I whipped up a simple meal of canned tuna mixed with sautéed spinach, red peppers, avocado, fresh basil, salt, and pepper.


A little while later, I made myself a sweet treat: sweet potato slices with Nikki’s vanilla cake batter coconut butter and cinnamon. OMG, delicious!

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Question of the Day

Are you in for the Plank Challenge? If so, how’d your first time trial go?

P.S. Need a little motivation for your workout (or life) today? This post will get you going: What are you waiting for?

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