September 25 and Lotus Music festival here in Bloomington. If you are going to Lotus, dance will count as your workout today! Those who aren’t so lucky, let’s get a tabata of planks in our day. Hold the plank for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds for one set; do 8 sets total= 4 minutes. Again the grestist.com website has a lovely description of proper plank form: “1. Plant the hands directly under the shoulders (slightly wider than shoulder-width apart) like you’re about to do a push-up. 2. Ground the toes into the floor and squeeze the glutes to stabilize the body. Your legs should be working in the move too; careful not to lock or hyperextend your knees. 3. Neutralize the neck and spine by looking at a spot on the floor about a foot beyond the hands. Your head should be in line with your back. 4. Hold the position for 20 seconds. A slightly easier variation than holding the body up with just the hands is to place the forearms on the ground with the elbows aligned below the shoulders, and arms parallel to the body at about shoulder-width distance. If flat palms bother your wrists, clasp your hands together. You can also try both ways and see which is easier for you. All other plank variations come from either form. Self care activity of the day is to continue with day 2 of the new habit you have decided to implement in your life. I am working on a small but do-able task of having a small glass of water first before anything else goes in my body. Water first thing in the morning is my new habit. What is your new habit?