Well done! We’ve made it through the longest month of the year  ( well it always feels like the longest and even more so this year!)
Onwards and upwards to a shorter February, lighter evenings, Spring is definitely on the way and bundles of Hope too.

I am re-naming February “Fit Feb” this year! After Dry January, Red January, Veganuary, Running January and so many other ways to keep everyone fit and healthy I want to keep the healthy lifestyles going! Let’s do this 🙂

Daily Plank Challenge (for the whole family)

So I am starting you off with the Plank Challenge- every day in February (it’s a family challenge in our house 🙂

Week One- 1-minute plank a day. Don’t worry if you can’t do a whole minute you can split into 30 seconds morning and evening.
The Plank is a fantastic exercise to really focus on strengthening our core, shoulders and arms.
It works all our stomach muscles strengthening the core which helps support the lower back. Also great for shoulders, arms and posture which are all suffering due to most of us WFH.

How to Plank:
Ensure body is parallel to the floor
Belly button pulled in
No arching of lower back (tuck pelvis)
Legs straight
Glutes (bum) squeezed and engaged
Shoulders over the wrist ( arms straight_
Option 2- arms bent ( see images below)

Have a go for 1 minute a day this week and we will add to as the week’s progress. Try and get the whole family involved too 🙂 (please note not suitable during pregnancy)

A book to read
If you haven’t read The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy then please do. It’s packed with positivity and has been sat on our coffee table throughout lockdown- it is so inspiring.
Here is one from the book which I think sums up the end of January. Onwards and Upwards 🙂

Stay safe and take care