Planksgiving: 30 Days of Thanks and Planks {monthly workout calendar}


Another month has come and gone, which means it’s time for a new workout calendar! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to switch things up a bit! For the entire month of November, you will be planking and thanking your way to a better YOU! Each day, we will plank and give thanks to someone or something in our lives!

I will start us off… I am thankful for… YOU! Our Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans community is such an amazing group of people. When we started this site 5 years ago, we never dreamed that it would be what it is today. Each and every day, we are inspired by your strength, dedication, and stories of perseverance. THANK YOU for being a part of us and sharing your wellness journeys! I’m also thankful I didn’t die on Day 1 of planking. I’ve had a little gym hiatus and am certainly feeling it. Yikes!

The 30-Day Plank calendar will get progressively harder as we go through November. Rest days are provided every five days to give you a chance to let your muscles recuperate. As with all of our monthly workout calendars, these daily exercises are intended to supplement your current fitness routine.

Stay aware of your form at all times! It’s quality, not quantity that counts. If you find the daily total too difficult to achieve, just plank as long as you can, or break it up into smaller sets. Think the challenge is too easy? See below. This workout is for YOU. Challenge yourself, but not to the point of injury.

Follow each planking session by a nice stretch in child’s pose.

What is the proper form for planks?  See our very own Christy demonstrate proper plank form in this Shrinking Bootcamp video:

If you find the daily workout too easy, complete your first plank interval and then add in another interval or two of the following plank variations:

  • Reverse Plank
  • Plank w/Hip Dips
  • Side Plank
  • Up-Up-Down-Down Plank

All variations can be seen in the demonstration above. Remember to keep your abs tight for the duration of each exercise to prevent back injury!


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