Day 216: Who knew I could do plank jacks…

Good afternoon πŸ™‚

Yesterday’s activity started off with a good brisk march…I mean a leisurely lunchtime walk…

ok…I mean a brisk lunchtime walk πŸ™‚ It was a good walk, I managed to go further than the last tome in the same time, so this is progress, not that I am particularly looking for progress and improvements in my lunchtime walks, but it is nice anyway!


I am slightly running out of pictures to take on my lunchtime walks as I always go in the same couple of places, however I took some anyway because it was a nice day, and you get the opportunity to see my awesome red hat and scarf with rhinos on.

Rhinos, not,as I thought (and asked for) when I bought it…dinosaurs.

still awesome though πŸ˜€

Anyway, moving on…I went 3.2 km in 42 minutes πŸ˜€ and in my heavy heavy boots πŸ˜€

The second part of yesterdays, exercise underwent a last minute change when I drove to the gym, looked through the window and saw that it was still suffering from “January after work” syndrome…possibly Jaw Syndrome…maybe that will catch on..who knows

Anyway… when I saw that virtually every cardio machine and weight bench was already occupied, I couldn’t face a session of waiting about so I went home.

I went home, and decided to do another round of Jillian Micheals 30 day shred, and I decided that I was quite capable of moving up to the level 2 workouts. I was right, the level 2 workouts are much more worth doing, with more compound movements and suchlike.

In the process of this work out, I discovered a thing called a Plank Jack.

plank jack

like this, but not on a cool rock

This is an exercise which makes planks both harder, and into cardio! Basically, hold a plank, then jump your legs in and out wide apart then close together and repeat πŸ˜€ I was surprised I could do them…I thought I would fall over, but (again) I am stronger than I thought! πŸ˜€

Weirdly…I actually love them!

and yes…I did do the level 2 work out with my 7.5kg kettlebells too. Β It was tricky!

Day 216 Complete πŸ˜€



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9 responses to “Day 216: Who knew I could do plank jacks…”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    I’ll take plank jacks over burpees any day of the week! πŸ™‚

    Love the hat and scarf!

  2. earlddyer says :

    Anything involving planking is horrible. I had to do them yesterday after doing push-ups and I shook like a jello jiggler. Burpees aren’t TOO bad except my toe (which is a whole new story).

  3. Caitlin says :

    The plank jacks look cool! I might have to give them a go. Do you think the Jillian Michaels DVD is worth it?

    • Ice_Badger says :

      They are pretty cool πŸ™‚

      I think it is worth it yes, it is based on compound exercises and had work which is a good start πŸ™‚ I didn’t pay much for it mind you…
      It is good for days when you can’t / don’t want to go to the gym, but I wouldn’t rely on it for the only exercise.
      the good thing is is it is 20 mins, but with no rest so you really do feel like you have worked out.

      I don’t recommend using 7.5kg kettlebells with it mind you…they are too heavy really!

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