100 push ups update

We’re still working away at the 100 push ups program.  Everyone is making really good progress.

Except me. I’m sort of dawdling along it seems.  After a rather enjoyable Week 1,  I’ve had to repeat Week 2 over and over again as it repeatedly kicked my ass.  Oi.  I was starting to feel like I was treading water.  On Sunday I did another exhaustion test.  Before the program, I could do 8 good form push ups.  On Sunday, I did 18.  That’s more than double!

I’ve decided to move along to Week 3.  I’m prepared to repeat it over and over again, too.  After all, it’s not about ticking off the weeks, it’s about working on arm strength.  I’m pleased with the program.  Without it, I never would have thought to do 5 reps, and I never would have the stubbornness to keep at it without the format of the program beckoning me onwards.  I’m not going to admit defeat, not going to quit.  Sometimes that part of my personality trips me up, but in cases like this – or losing 50 pounds or training for a half-marathon – it really pays off.

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4 thoughts on “100 push ups update

  1. Charity says:

    I like this program, too! I farkled over the Christmas holidays, but have just re-started the challenge at week 3. I’m still doing pushups off my knees, but I figure that when I started I had to do them off the wall, I’ve made huge progress. Thanks for the reminder that it’s not about ticking off the weeks!

  2. Christie says:

    I started this when you first posted about it. At the start I could do 2! today I did 18 in a row and 72(!) in the group. I’m on week 4, as the holiday also messed me up. I think I did week 3 for 3 maybe 4 weeks.
    I’m so glad you posted about. It feels go to accomplish something I don’t consider myself good at.

  3. Tracey says:

    Wow-that is fantastic progress. My goal is to run 5 miles straight. I use to run years ago until health issues forced me to stop. It has been slow going, but I continue on toward my goal. Your posts on things going on in your life are very motivating. Thanks .

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