The 30 Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the roof! Yes, all you have to do is HOLD this position, nothing else! It looks pretty easy, but it isn’t!
Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – REST
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – REST
Day 14 – 90 seconds
Day 15 – 90 seconds
Day 16 – 120 seconds
Day 17 – 120 seconds
Day 18 – 150 seconds
Day 19 – REST
Day 20 – 150 seconds
Day 21 – 150 seconds
Day 22 – 180 seconds
Day 23 – 180 seconds
Day 24 – 210 seconds
Day 25 – 210 seconds
Day 26 – REST
Day 27 – 240 seconds
Day 28 – 240 seconds
Day 29 – 270 seconds
Day 30 – PLANK FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE!!
Benefits of Plank Exercise:
*It strengthens your lower back
*It develops your core muscles – which include the abs, back, hips and the butt.
*Helps you to avoid injuries and encourage good posture
*Can be done anywhere
*Develops your abdominals by targeting the rectus abdominis
I’m on day two! Thank god you start out at only 20 seconds!!! And many many thanks to my friend Mable Duke for hooking me up with a cool checklist chart to keep me motivated – awesome affirmations included!!
I’m excited to impress myself!!
Join me if you please then we should restart our Booty Blast workouts lol
Changing of the seasons, old lady face is feeling it!!
When your skin gets dry, or even just to keep it supple, remember the basics that live in your kitchen:
Skin Moisturizer :
• Oil in the skin helps hold back water
• If oil is lost, skin becomes dry
• Moisturizers prevent loss of water from skin
Skin looses moisture due to:
• Exposure to harsh weather
• Dry air in air-conditioned rooms
• Harsh soaps
• Frequent hot water baths
• Wrinkled skin
• Fish net like cracks
Natural home remedy using honey, olive oil and oatmeal:
1. Take ¼ cup of honey
2. Add 2 tsp of olive oil
3. Add 4 tsp of oatmeal
4. Mix it well
5. Apply this mixture on the skin areas which need moisturization
6. Leave it on for about 10 minutes
7. Rinse it with warm water
Natural home remedy using honey and avocado:
1. Cut and de-seed ½ avocado
2. Grind it to make a paste
3. Take 1 tbsp of honey
4. Add 1 tbsp of crushed avocado
5. Add 1 tbsp milk
6. Mix it well
7. Apply this mixture on your skin
8. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes
9. Rinse it with warm water
Natural home remedy using tea, honey and vegetable oil:
1. Take 1 tsp of black tea
2. Add 1 tsp of honey
3. Add 1 tsp of vegetable oil
4. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice
5. Mix all of these ingredients together in a bowl
6. Gently massage this mixture on the specific areas of your skin
7. Rinse of with warm water after 20-30 min
• Apply moisturizer on slightly damp skin
• Avoid using alcohol based products
• Sprinkle rose water on skin
• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday
After Marlie’s little run in with a reaction to acrylic paint on her face, we made up some plantain healing toner by blending up a handful of the leaves with some water to make a clear juice – Which she applied to her face with a cotton ball.
She said it felt good – and it seemed to help soothe the rash. The plantain juice was conveniently stored in a small mason jar that lived in the fridge for a few days.
And, it was definitely fun for Marlie Bear to use a cotton ball to put cold green stuff on her face!
This was a great herbal remedy to use in between the soothing oatmeal baths.
Over the weekend, my two daughters got their faces painted.
1 outta 2 kids had no complaints – the littlest bear had a severe reaction.
I found out after contacting the artist who painted her butterfly face, that acrylic paint was used.
After googling this on the Internet, I read that paint like that is never recommended for skin.
According to professional face painters online, only use cosmetic grade paints approved for the face.
Here’s what we are dealing with – suggestions for natural healing appreciated so we can hopefully avoid a steroid. Besides the groups of red patches, there are all these tiny tiny bumps and rough skin where the butterfly design was. Her little nose & cheeks, usually smooth, looks textured and inflamed
I just applied some of my whipped coconut oil butter to try to soothe it. What would you try?