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.