Silence is deafening.  The silence on this blog that is.  Actually, in real life I love silence.  I rarely get it, but I love it.  Blog silence, however, is something I’m working on.  In that spirit I give you this update.

Last time I posted I talked about a simple plank challenge.  And also about the more meaningful subject of keeping promises made to oneself.  How did I do, you ask?  Well, out of the 28 days in October after I last posted I managed to complete 22 planks.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  Given that I had previously quit after a mere few days of planking, this actually marked quite an achievement.  If you round up (and you should) I achieved a 79% completion rate.  Better than ever.  The naysayers among us might point out that it wasn’t 100%.  And they would be right.  It wasn’t.  But perfection rarely happens.  Progress does.

Progress also begets progress.  In November I hit planks 19 out of 30 days.  In December, well, let’s not talk about December.  The holidays happened and I lost myself a bit.  Some planks were done.  But I don’t know how many.  In fact, there are two weeks in December completely unaccounted for in my BuJo.  Horror!  January, however, has been a thing of beauty.  I have planked for 24 out of 27 days so far!  Perhaps this will be my best month yet.

So, you could say I failed.  I failed to achieve 100% completion.  I have a different take on this, though.  I made a commitment to myself and I did a pretty good job of keeping it.  Yes, I forgot a few times.  Yes, sometimes I just didn’t feel like doing it.  But most of the time, I kept my promise to myself.  I showed up and did what I said I would do.  My core is stronger (is that a hint of musculature I see there?) and so am I.