Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stronger than I knew

Huh. I'm stronger than I knew.

The neck pain has almost completely died down. For the past week, I've been thinking I should try the push ups, see how it feels. I've been putting it off -- the mere idea of doing push ups was so unappealing that it took very little to distract me from the goal.

But I hate the thought of quitting so close to the goal. Besides, I found something even more unappealing -- working from home over the weekend -- to procrastinate about. So today I got down and did 30 push ups, just to see how it felt. And it felt okay, so I did 25 more. Then I said "what the hell" and did all the push ups for day 1, week 6.

My arms haven't fallen off, nor does the neck hurt (much). This, to me, is success. I am surprised that I could do this straight off the bat, after not having tried a push up in almost a month.

Exercise du jour:
Week 6 of the (full) 100 push up challenge
Day 1
(60 seconds rest in between)
Set 1 - 25
Set 2 - 30
Set 3 - 20
Set 4 - 15
Set 5 - 40!!!

Done! The 40 was hard.

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Charlotte said...

Way to go, pecs of steel!! Glad your neck is feeling better:)

Dr. J said...

Glad you are feeling better, Merry!