I started going to a Fit Body Bootcamp this last year. Two weeks ago they started a plank war. A plank is where you hold your body weight up with your hands or elbows and your toes. It is supposed to be good for your core. So I was down in San Diego when I found out the plank war was starting. The rules were to do a plank that could be held for at least a minute. Two planks a day maximum could be submitted. I was in a bagel shop when I got the e-mail with Kami and the girls. I told Kami about the plank wars. I jokingly said, "I should just do one here." And that is how I got started.
Yes, there were people watching and yes I was super, embarrassed. But as you will see I ended up getting over that!
Here I am at a museum in San Diego with Kami holding up my feet.
The girls got in on the action here in front of the fountain.
I always say, "Mind Over Matter", so this bench was perfect.
Planking on the rail at Panera.
I think I am a little too old for these games.
Trash Day! My Dad is looking on and he thinks I am nuts!
In La Jolla overlooking the seals on the beach.
Ignoring the signs
This is actually on a cliff
In front of the Hotel Del Coronado
In front of a sand castle
This was one of the hardest ones.
My mom told me not to climb on the furniture!
Then I started climbing other things!
Meilynn getting in with the fun
Meilynn and Jilliana doing the plank
Reading on Mommy
Playing cards on Mommy
Emma planking on Mommy
I tried to get Lily on, but this was the most I could hold.
Now getting more creative. Planking during a cooking demonstration at our house.
Stefania came from Italy to teach us to cook! She just kept on working.
At Church between services.
On my motorcycle
On top of the owners of the bootcamps car.
At the Redlands Bowl
Little fingers in the picture are Jilliana's. The girls were my photographers.
Planking on the pool table
Holding a plank while I plank
Planking in t he pool
It was cold.
Walking the plank with Emma
Planking on the plank
A wall plank at my boot camp
A group plank at my bootcamp
Now I am very brave! Planking at the shampoo bowl
Planking in a storm
Planking over a ditch in the rain
Planking in the snow
Planking on some pipes I found on the side of the road
A few people have e-mailed me concerned the something had happened to us. We are fine! Just so, so, busy. I really do want to keep posting here, it's just that when I am so far behind it is hard to start.
These are pictures that Kami took recently. Emma is 8, Jilliana is 6, Meilynn is 8 and Lily is 10.
Meilynn, Lily, and Emma are in third grade and Jilliana is in Kindergarten.
I love this picture. As you can see Jilliana has nearly caught up in size to Emma and Meilynn. She will surely be our tallest. She is the size of the other Kindergartener's although she is still very tiny. She weighs in at 36 pounds. Emma will be our shortest. She is the shortest in her class with Meilynn being the second shortest. Lily is 10 but is the size of the other third graders.
I will try to get some posts in, but I wanted to make sure that you all knew we were ok. I didn't want anyone to worry.