Jen Banks’ 90 Day Challenge: A month zips by like a blink of the eye!

never give upIt’s incredible how much everything can change in a month. Especially when you are consistently working out and focusing on being healthy.

At the beginning of each month, Amy has us do a small fitness test. This helps us to gauge how we’ve improved.

The first Monday in April I could do (in one minute):
– 34 push-ups (with knees down)
– 45 second plank (with knees down)
– 30 jump squats
– 26 right leg touches while balancing
– 30 left leg touches while balancing

The first Monday in May, I could do:
– 41 push-ups (with knees down)
– 137 second plank (with knees down)
– 37 jump squats
– 31 right leg touches while balancing
– 36 left leg touches while balancing

You guys! Look at the difference in my plank! I improved by 92 seconds. That’s huge! Yes, it’s a modified plank and I still have a way to go, but I’m improving every single bootcamp class.

In fact, Amy (who my phone keeps trying to autocorrect to Army. If you know her, you know this is hilarious) stopped me after class last week to tell me how much I’ve improved and how fabulous I look. I can’t even tell you how much this meant to me. Positive motivation is the Blitz way.

In the past couple of weeks, some new women have joined our class. I recognized a lot of myself in them. The fear and anxiety- you allow your brain to tell you that you can’t do something.

Now, a couple of months into my journey, I trust that I can do everything in front of me. Skip rope for a minute? Sure, why not. Crawl under hurdles? Okay, I’ll do it. Ski jump myself down a hallway? I got this. My brain and body are finally in sync.

I’ve been trying my best to remind the new girls that it gets better. The pain subsides as strength grows and the transitions between exercises get easier the more you do them. It just takes effort and consistence.

Getting up at 5:40 is hard some days, but it’s worth it. It’s so worth it. I’m striving for a 90 second full plank (no modifications) in the first week of June. Pretty sure I got this in the bag.

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