Crazy Business. Last night before bed I tried a 1min 30sec plank. My intention was to just see how close I could get to 1min 30secs and to my surprise, I made it all the way up to the mark!

There was some definite huffing and puffing going on but I accomplished it. I said a quick a pray to take my mind off the first 30 seconds. Then I tried switching from one foot to the other, just to keep my mind active. I followed up again today with another 1min 30sec plank. Today was a lot harder because I did the plank following an intense power yoga workout. I thought it was intense.

Either way...this is your encouragement to keep at that plankmas challenge! If you haven't been keeping up just start on today. If you can't reach 1 min 30secs, set a new goal, see how long you can hold it. Work towards 3 minutes. Heck...try it on your knees if you have to.
As Nike says, 'Just Do It'.

Here are some of the options I am kicking around for making next week for Christmas...all of them are paleo
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Egg Nog
All of these Low Sugar Christmas Recipes from Sunwarrior

I'll firm up my baking plan this weekend as I will probably be baking on Sunday/Monday. Since I don't have any pictures of these recipes yet, I will share my beef stew recipe & photo tonight!

Paleo Beef Stew:
1lb beef stew meat (sprinkled meat with garlic, onion, black pepper, parsley, and sea salt-- feel free to add whatever your favorite seasonings might be.)
1/2 white onion chopped and diced
2 sweet potatoes chopped and diced
4-5 stalks of celery chopped
4-5 tall carrots, shredded and chopped
2 cups beef broth + 2 cups water (I just made sure the liquid came to the top of the food.)
Cook on low for 6-8hrs

It's delicious, and filling. Also makes great left overs.

Alright ladies & gents, thanks for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful day!



Amy Caroline said…
I totally let the plankmas go. I will try again though!

That stew looks awesome!
Amanda Goe said…
LOL! Agreed, I just hope I make it all the way to the mark! I'm a little behind again though, :( I'll have to do two today.
SecondVoice said…
Goodness gracious. Kudos to you for taking that on. I think if I tried to hold a plank for a minute and a half I would just die. Like, 20 seconds in. Dead.
Amanda Goe said…
LOL! Give it a try! I bet you go longer than you think!