I have zero upper body strength. I've always been a weakling, but that's been made even worse since my surgeries that affected the muscles in my chest and under my arms. I knew the plank challenge would really challenge me, especially since I still have some pain in my side from coughing. So far so good, though. I even did the plank twice yesterday and today! Fifteen seconds may not seem like a lot, but oh my God is it hard! I had K get down on the floor with me today to try to do it. She's a healthy, energetic, athletic eight-year-old. She couldn't do more than four seconds! That made me feel better. Ha!
The squats are easier for me, but doing 50 or 55 at a time isn't easy. I'm trying not to look at the end of the month where it says 250. Yikes!
I may not be buff or skinny, but at least I'm doing something to make my body a little healthier and stronger.