My Progress

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tss Ahh Shh Push It!

Last night I did week 1, day 1 of the 100 pushups challenge. My girlfriend was excited to watch me be all manly and do six pushups in my first set. She got up and went to bed before I even managed to rest 60 seconds and start my second set. Obviously, I have to start somewhere, but my somewhere is less than impressive. Anyhow, I followed the instructions on the site, and based on my initial test result of 10 consecutive pushups, I was directed to do 5 sets with 60 seconds of rest between each set. Sets one and two were six pushups. Easy enough. Sets three and four were four pushups. Not bad. I was starting to feel it in my shoulders at that point, but I was hopeful for the final set: do as many as I could without stopping with a minimum of 5 to be considered a success. I pulled the first 7 without too much pain, but that 8th push was rough. I couldn't even lower myself to do half of the 9th.

So that's where I stand, my max is now 8. But... I did 28 pushups yesterday. That's pretty good. I look forward to seeing how long I stay on course with the curve. If I fall behind, I have to repeat a week, so it's very possible that I won't be done on 6-6.

In other news, I'm having good food days, but my workouts are sucking. My foot is still pretty torn up from the MS walk and I just don't feel comfortable hopping on the elliptical. If I can't do it again tomorrow, I'm gonna do the recumbent bastard and hope my package doesn't take a beating like last time. Luckily, tomorrow being Wednesday, there will be a group class (I think pilates) so I have that for an option as well.

No deep emotional insights this time, kiddies. I'm just chillin on the couch, gearing up for the new episode of Biggest Loser. See yas tomorrow!


~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

I haaaaaate pushups! I don't think I do them properly. But I'm pretty sure if I did there'd be Amber going down and...whoop...yeah Amber ain't getting back up! So kudos to you!

wildfluffysheep said...

I haaaaaaaaaate push ups tooo. I never ever wanna do them again. EVER. So MAJOR kudos to you!
*high fives*

Ron said...

Good luck on your push up program, I started it once and quit.. I really should start it again!

Fat Lazy Guy said...

I wouldn't say your max went down to 8. Your muscles were fatigued when you did that last one, so you can't really say that's your max right now.

And don't worry if you have to repeat a week. It's not a race, and it's not rigid (as I understand it). And as you lose more weight it should start to get easier as well.

Hope the foot gets better, mate!