Friday, November 20, 2009

Push ups: are we there yet?

Quote du jour: The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Yikes du jour: Egads. A co-worker looked at the picture of Hugh Jackman I put up a few weeks ago (the black-and-white version, not I repeat not the golf-playing towel-wearing version) and said, and I quote, "Hey, that looks like the boss!"

And when I looked at the photo -- damn, she's right. Damn, damn, damn. Boss man is a perfectly nice guy, and yes he's quite handsome, but I don't want people to think I'm putting his picture up here. (He's really not a ringer for Hugh Jackman; it's an illusion due to the angle the photo was taken from. ) So I'm sticking with definitely-not-boss-like pictures of Hugh.

Exercise du jour:

Am I really there? Is this the end of the 100 push up challenge? I'll see how the neck feels by the end of the day. Maybe I'll take the final test on Sunday; maybe I'll do another week. Stay tuned.

Week 6 of the (full) 100 push up challenge
Day 3
(45 seconds rest in between)
Set 1 - 13
Set 2 - 13
Set 3 - 17
Set 4 - 17
Set 5 - 16
Set 6 - 16
Set 7 - 14
Set 8 - 14
Set 9 - 50!!!! argh gasp thump
Done! Damn, but I don't think I'm going to make the 100 this week. I gave up three times during the set of 50. (Okay, so I only gave up for two seconds, but three times? That bodes. That bodes ominous.)

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Cole Walter Mellon said...

Push-ups are my arch-nemesis (long arms), so I'm super impressed that you've made it as far as you have. Don't give up; you just may surprise yourself.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe how many push ups you're doing! Hope the neck still feels okay.

And I'll be curious how the WW thing goes. Glad to hear from your previous post that they're not using the Ritual Human Sacrifice motivational tool for disappointing weigh-ins. I can see how that might have a negative impact on membership dues collection.

The Merry said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Jack. I really hope I can get through the 100 test this weekend, but if I can't, I'll do another week of preparation. Eventually I'll get there.

Hey Crabby! Good to hear from you. They did make me sign some document in blood, something about my soul, didn't read the fine print too closely. But hey, if it helps me lose weight it can't be a bad thing, right? :)

Marste said...

Mmmmmmm, Hugh Jackman.

What? There was other stuff in that post? REALLY?! ;)

Congratulations on the pushups! I know you didn't do 100, but I can't even do 50 (or 5, for that matter), so I'm impressed! I'm doing the 100-pushup challenge - on the KITCHEN COUNTER. *Wrinkles nose* Gotta start somewhere though, right?

Tricia said...

Wow, thats a lot of push ups! I'm impressed.

The Merry said...

Thanks, Tricia!

Marste, I understand completely about doing push ups on the kitchen counter. (I'm kinda assuming you mean leaning up against the counter, otherwise I am reallllly impressed :) I did the 100 push up challenge once before -- I couldn't do full push ups, so I worked my way through the six weeks on my knees, doing 'girly' push ups.
I figure go with whatever works, whatever it takes to get it done.

Dr. J said...

I like Hugh, and kinda look like him, now that I do all those push-ups :-)

Good job, Merry!

The Merry said...

Aw, Dr J, Hugh's nowhere near as good lookin' as you :)