The 28 Day Plank Challenge

Two of my friends on Facebook decided to take the 28 Day Plank Challenge, so I joined in with them. I’m on day 15 – 90 seconds. I think they both gave up. I decided to do it since the investment of time is minimal and being a women of menopausal age, our middle tends to thicken which is not only bad for one’s health, but I personally don’t want a thicker middle.

I posted a couple of pictures that I took yesterday. I think it is working. I will be up front, I’ve always had a relatively flat belly, but I’ve been feeling a little soft there lately as I make my way more fully into the menopause stage.

I know they’re pretty silly pictures, but I like to have fun and silly is part of my character.

Here are the benefits of the challenge:

  • Tones your stomach
  • Promotes good posture
  • Increases flexibility

Here is the 28 Day Challenge Schedule:

Day 1 – 20sec.
Day 2 – 20sec.
Day 3 – 30sec.
Day 4 – 30sec.
Day 5 – 40sec.
Day 6 – rest
Day 7 – 45sec.
Day 8 – 45sec.
Day 9 – 60sec.
Day 10 – 60sec.
Day 11 – 60sec.
Day 12 – 90sec.
Day 13 – rest
Day 14 – 90sec.
Day 15 – 90sec.
Day 16 – 120sec.
Day 17 – 120sec.
Day 18 – 150sec.
Day 19 – rest
Day 20 – 150sec.
Day 21 – 150sec.
Day 22 – 180sec.
Day 23 – 180sec.
Day 24 – 210sec.
Day 25 – rest
Day 26 – 210sec.
Day 27 – 240sec.
Day 28 – As long as you can

For the proper plank position and for more details on the 28 Day Challenge, go to:

If you decide to take the challenge, let me know and keep me posted on your progress.


2 responses to “The 28 Day Plank Challenge”

  1. Good one. Planking amongst other things, works wonders . After several months ( I think it´s a year now, omg, 12 months are a year) doing it , I don´t want to stop it 🙂


    1. I do plank push ups everyday. I recently read that it isn’t necessary to hold the plank for more than a few seconds to get the benefits of a plank. In fact, it could cause harm, because the longer you hold it, the better chance of not doing it correctly. Nevertheless, I still enjoy doing planks, and plank push ups.

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