11/17/21- Self Appreciation and Planks

Gobble, gobble! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this month’s WOW’s will focus on giving thanks AND doing planks! How cool is that?

Your giving thanks will be to write down 5 things about yourself that you admire. It could be that you’re a hard worker, empathetic, kind, or funny. Be creative and really think why you chose these things. Now go to a mirror and say these things out loud and look at yourself. I know it sounds silly, but this exercise works! Too often we criticize ourselves and beat ourselves up for mistakes. When you can recognize the good qualities in yourself, you will start to be less harsh and see the good not only in you, but others as well.

Your exercise for this week is to perform a plank with a single leg knee crunch. Bring your knee into your elbow and hold for one second. Bring your leg back to neutral and switch to the other side. Perform for 3 repetitions on the right and left side.

If you cannot hold a full plank, you can modify by placing your knees on the ground and performing an arm raise. Alternate between the right and left arm and perform 3 repetitions on each side.

Plank With Single Leg Crunch

plank with crunch

Plank With Arm Raise

plank with arm raise