I can proudly say that I’ve survived the first week of my ToughNBuff challenge!
As I said last week, I chose to do the planking challenge, and so far I’ve spent 215 seconds in the infamous plank position – over 3 and a half minutes – and I’m definitely feeling it! So here’s what I’ve done so far:
Day 1: 20 seconds – this one was pretty easy; its over before you even notice you’re doing it!
Day 2: 25 seconds – this was also fairly short and sweet, although there was a slight ache coming on in the last few seconds..
Day 3: 30 seconds – this was the first time I really felt like I was having to dig in to keep my bum up!
Day 4: Rest Day!
Day 5: 35 seconds – the ache was slightly more apparent, but knowing there’s only a few more seconds to go is enough to push to the finish!
Day 6: 45 seconds – ok, this one got tricky! I found that having the timer turned over so I couldn’t see it made it a lot easier though.
Day 7: 60 seconds – a whole minute of achy abs!
So who am I doing this for?
The challenge is to raise money and awareness for The Children’s Society, a UK charity that does vital work for children living in poverty, or with the scars of abuse – physical, mental and sexual.
The charity was founded in 1881 by Sunday school teacher Edward Rudolf, and last year alone worked with 23,000 children living at risk, but that’s still not enough. It is estimated 3.7 million children in the UK are living in poverty, and because of this, the charity is working to change government policies, so that no child has to live in poverty again.
If you do nothing else today, spend some time reading about their work at www.childrenssociety.org.uk, you’ll honestly be amazed how bad the current UK situation is!
Today is another rest day, yay, but tomorrow I’m back into planking madness! Don’t forget you can sponsor me by going to my Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/tcsfitLottie-Martin/