The Pushup Challenge

by Lisa on Friday: Mar 09, 2012
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What a long and crazy week! There was so much going on: appointments, taxes, dramatic highs and lows at D’s job, after work activities… I’m so happy the weekend is here (or will be in about 3 hours) that I almost don’t know what to do with myself.

In an effort to kick things up another notch in the fitness department, this week I decided to take on the One Hundred Pushup Challenge. I am a self-proclaimed weakling when it comes to pushups or anything relating to upper body strength, and this is one of the things that has always plagued me during my quest for fitness. At the gym with D last Saturday, I got especially frustrated when I couldn’t do more than one chest press on a certain machine. After that, I determined that this needed to change immediately. Enter the challenge.

I started on Monday and the plan calls for doing pushups 3x per week, which allows for plenty of rest days for your muscles to recover. And it starts you off at whatever level you’re currently at. I’m doing pushups on my knees and I surprised myself this week with how many I was able to do: 19 on Monday and 22 on Wednesday. Today is day 3 and I made it up to 29! The program is only 6 weeks, so I find it to be completely manageable and easy to fit into my schedule. Plus I’m already starting to see the beginnings of definition in my arms.

Aside from that, I’ve been a little off with my cardio this week so I’m trying to get back into that full force now. I did Zumba yesterday during lunch, burning almost 500 calories and with the weekend here, I’ll have many more chances to work out.

Have any of you ever tried the pushup challenge?


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5 Responses to “The Pushup Challenge”

  1. marisad21 says:

    I have never tried the pushup challenge. But I love the idea so I just signed up today. I am getting ready to go on vacation and kept thinking that it would be hard to keep up with my current workout program which is Rockin Body by Shaun T. I do the dvd’s at home. Of course I could take the DVDs with me but let’s be realistic they would stay in my suitcase and I would be busy visiting family and friends that I would never do them. The pushup challenge is perfect!!!! I can totally do that while on my trip. Thank you for the info. I am going to start the challenge tomorrow that way I am already in the habit before we leave on our trip. I was doing pretty good with my pushups after I completed P90X but I have been slacking lately on my form so I am excited for this challenge.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m so glad you’re trying the pushup challenge too and that it’s going to help you on vacation! I’ve always found it challenging to stay on track while away from home too. Anything that can help you keep up with your fitness goals is worth it.

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