Monthly Challenge – November 2019

The monthly challenge gives you a specific goal or target to aim at over a month. Over this 4 weeks, you can set a benchmark, work hard and see real improvement at the end.

What this challenge will do for you

It will work your core and bum really well!

Equipment needed

A stopwatch and a comfortable mat on the floor (and even that is optional)


Accumulate a daily amount of work through the month.


Each day of November, accumulate 60 seconds on each side of side plank (easier version) or starfish (harder version).

  • Lay on your RIGHT side in either the side plank (easier) or starfish (harder) position.
  • Start your stop watch.
  • Maintain the position for as long as you can, or up to 60 seconds. If you can’t hold for the whole 60 seconds, pause the stop watch, rest, recover, then restart. Repeat until you have accumulated 60 seconds worth on your right side.
  • After accumulating 60 seconds on your right side, repeat the process on your LEFT side.
  • Aim to complete the 60 seconds in as few chunks as possible.
  • Repeat each day in November!

Join the closed Eat, Move, Be Happy Facebook group and let us all know how you are getting on with this months Challenge. You will find encouragement and competition there!

Side plank – Easier
Starfish – Harder

And finally…

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