Friday, February 27, 2009

Hundred pushups surprise

My friend Becky and I started the Hundred Push Up Challenge a couple weeks ago.

We both decided to proceed by doing “girl” pushups. I had taken the initial test doing “regular” push ups a couple months beforehand, and I promise you it took me five seconds to lift myself up after only one. I couldn’t even lower myself to try for two it had zapped me so much.

At the end of week two of six, we were joking about how we could barely do one regular pushup. Recalling my aforementioned experience, I decided to prove just how badly I stunk at doing regular pushups. I thought it would be a good laugh to watch flesh turn into spaghetti on a gym floor.

I got in the position, went down, came back up…went down, came back up and stopped because I had started giggling and had broken concentration.

I was completely stunned that I had just executed two pushups. I wanted to try it again, without laughing. I got in the position and ended up doing four! Four!

I’m excited to finish up my remaining three weeks so that I can start over doing regular pushups.

Once again, this proves that if you put in the work and stick to your plan – though you may not see the change while you’re in the middle of it – your commitment will pay off.

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http://hundredpushups.com

10 comments:

Debbie said...

WooHoo! You can put all that upper body strength to good use elbowing your way through the HIM swim.

laryssa said...

Yay!! How exciting! :) ...a great reminder & encouragement about commitment paying off.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

This is very cool! Nice job! Fitness is specific. Real pushups. Wow. Love it!

IronBob (spawning?? at IMAZ 08) said...

Way to go. I haven't done a push up in year !!!

JD said...

Awesome!! You are going to be so strong for your races. Push ups work core muscles too. . .guess I should get on the stick and crank out some pushups!! :) Nice job.

~J

Kelly said...

Sweet!! Let me know when you start again, because I petered out after week 2 of my challenge. I would love to have sometone to do it with!!

Shannon said...

Stick with it girl!

I can do toes up on a bench, regular pushups 3 sets of 10 now. It did take me a year to get there but I'm a proud MoFo. :)

Denise said...

good luck with the challenge! It's a tough one. I made it to week 5 doing the regular push ups but I've stalled out. Maybe I'm get down and do some now!

ShirleyPerly said...

Good job! I started doing push-ups over the holidays but in my zeal to get back to what I used to be able to do I ended up overdoing them and having some shoulder & elbow issues. Just got back to doing them again and this time I will build up slower.

KatieTri's said...

So I was thinking of this post the other day while I was suffering through my daily push ups. 2 sets of 10.....girly style as I like to say. :)

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