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push it up.

Today I started the 100-pushup challenge. I know. ME?! Yes. I’m not even doing it because I particularly want to do 100 pushups. I’m doing it because I am pretty positive there is no way in heaven or Earth that I can possibly do 100 pushups in a row. NO WAY. So I’m forcing myself to do this so I can prove the challenge faulty and that some people are just not made to do 100 pushups. Ever.
I had heard about the challenge before, but ignored it due to its total implausibility. Then someone mentioned they were forming a group on tumblr for people who wanted to do the challenge. I made some comment about how it was ridiculous. Then they invited me to the group. And I joined. And decided ehhh why not. What do I have to lose besides a few minutes every day?
I started today and it actually wasn’t too bad. The site tells me exactly how many pushups I need to do each day. Today I did 5 sets of 6, 6, 4, 4, 10. The last set you just do as many as you can. And I did 10! Woot! That’s 1/10 of my goal! And I didn’t die, which actually kind of surprised me.
Then I got to thinking… What if I do end up completing the challenge? What if I can do 100 pushups in a row? Will I end up looking like this??
But hopefully not so green? I don’t know if I even want to be able to do 100 pushups. Won’t that make me like some sort of super human or something? But. I cannot turn down a challenge. So if it makes me into the Hulk, so be it.
Ugh, my arms are starting to hurt already. We’ll see how long this lasts.

8 Responses to “push it up.”

  1. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I just did 3. That’s about as far as I’ll go.

  2. MRhé Says:

    This is a cool program. Toward the end of last summer I did it for a few weeks and it was great – I was seeing a lot of improvement, then it started getting cold and I stopped.

    Hoping to restart soon.

  3. TKTC Says:

    Hahahahaha I love this. I’ll do it too but I’d be very happy with 50.

  4. Susan Says:

    I know what you mean, I have no idea how many I can do now, but once upon a time I could do a lot.

    I don’t even lift that much at the gym because I am afraid of looking like a body builder. Mike keeps reminding me that isn’t going to happen, but I still refrain.

  5. MRhé Says:

    @Susan: Oh that’s silly, you’ve gotta keep pushing yourself!

  6. brookem Says:

    i almost started that last summer, but was deterred by margaritas and patios instead.

    maybe ill try again?

  7. dmb5_libra Says:

    i always have to do them on my knees….so….

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I found this excellent Blog for women in the Boston area. It’s for Healthworks, a local all female gym. Check out their blog: http://www.livewellwomen.com

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