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RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/28/10 4:03 P

have the flu. And with my lupus, I can't physically do this today emoticon

Maybe tomorrow! emoticon

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/28/10 3:13 P

Did my 50-50 today, going to the gym today for a circuit training class, and if its actually a decent level class I might not have to do my regular workout on top :o.

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/28/10 12:50 A

Did some more push ups and sit ups, I lost count basically. Did as many push ups as I could in a minute, but I didn't go down the whole way :(. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrz5LSGP20M Made a video of it incase you guys are interested though.

KAY-SUPREME SparkPoints: (25,226)
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1/27/10 11:29 P

Oh, I meant that the sit-ups aren't hard.. haha. but good advice either way :)

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/27/10 7:42 P

Great Job GAP. Try and do the sit ups slowly, flexing your abs the whole way up and the whole way down. It will be much more effective that way.

KAY-SUPREME SparkPoints: (25,226)
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1/27/10 7:38 P

The push-up part is hard. Sit-ups not so much.

BUT I'm Trying!

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/27/10 4:45 P

@Aquakween - I cannot figure out for the life of me how to change it from kilos to pounds. Everytime I switch it, and click save, it goes back to kilos. That is my weight in pounds. Hahaha your the first one to catch on to that.

As for the time challenge though, I'll start putting my times of everyday as of tomorrow, any takers can try and beat my time. If you can't beat my time thats ok though! Trying to better yourself everyday is much better then try to better someone else.

Edited by: JOELSP at: 1/27/2010 (16:50)
AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/27/10 4:37 P

I have to admit, I have been out of it the past few days! I will get back on track this evening!

@7kg6da7- come join the challenge!

@joelsp- if i were to time myself doing all sit ups and push ups, it would be around 6 minutes. now i'm curious as to how long it will really take, maybe i'll post my time later. btw, your weight ticker has you in the 300's??

@runningcrazy1- i sure hope you feel better soon! also, if my belly looked like yours i wouldn't even be a member of spark people.

@libbyf- i understand how difficult it can be doing push-ups. i get on my knees to do them, the sit-ups aren't as bad for me though.

hope everyone has a great day!

Aquakween

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1/27/10 3:10 P

I would really enjoy doing all that !

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/27/10 2:44 P

lol Only 4 pac though, sad. 100 push ups 200 sit ups today. Finished my exams, now I can actually do a proper work out.
two sets 50 push ups
one set 100 sit ups
two sets 50 sit ups


RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/27/10 1:33 P

no sit-ups or push-ups for me today. recovering from flu.

RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/27/10 1:32 P

Joelsp: Your abs ARE NOT flabby! They look great! That's what mine will look like in a month or two emoticon

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/26/10 10:05 P

Uploaded my before pictures. Abs a little flabby today though :(.

RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/26/10 5:14 P

libby, you can also do some wall pushups to get started. I've been doing modified and wall.

MUNKINDOO86 Posts: 8
1/26/10 11:00 A

I can do this I know I can

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/26/10 9:35 A

@Libby, keep going and get on your knees if you have to. Thats how I started, never give up! Hope you meet your goal next week.

Today did my 50 and 50, and I can finally get a camera to do my before and after, even though I am technically on day 3. It might not be an accurate representation of what happens by just doing 50 sit ups and 50 push ups, because I do a lot more then just those at the gym and at home whenever I can.

LIBBY_F SparkPoints: (38,571)
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1/26/10 9:25 A

Ok, the 5 crunches were easy, the 50 pushups were a little more trying and I even broke them up in groups of 10. I only got to 25. My goal will be to reach 50+ by next week. emoticon

RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/25/10 4:05 P

I posted my abs before photo on my profile! Woohoo! I'll have to wait and do my arms photo after my husband gets home. It's really hard to take a photo of your arms!

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/25/10 3:26 P

I am SO glad to see more people joining in on this! I thought I would mention that I know the challenge says 50/50, but if you are wanting to do more (because you can) or need to do less (due to ailments) then that is OK. As long as we are starting a habit that will grow into something new.

I took the advice (or copied I guess you can say) from The Spark and began putting the number of days I've done this challenge in a row on my dry-erase board next to my office door. When people walk by it, all they can see is a number on it. No one has asked what the number is all about yet, so I'll be excited when I get the chance to hopefully start a 'spark' with another person.

AquaKween emoticon

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/25/10 1:53 P

Amazing idea Runningcrazy! Just one problem I don't have a camera... I'm going to go to staples today and buy a webcam to contribute.

Edited by: JOELSP at: 1/25/2010 (13:55)
RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/25/10 1:51 P

I might be the only one who likes this idea, but maybe we should all take before photos of our stomach and arms, and then post them with after photos after 30 days to see if we can see a difference. I know it's always so hard to see a difference day-to-day, but maybe comparing photos 30 days apart, it will be easier to see! Taking photos of my flabby abs today emoticon

GLOWORM1963 SparkPoints: (42,619)
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1/25/10 11:47 A

Oh my goodness, I have wanted to do something like this but...I will try. I will let you know!

LIBBY_F SparkPoints: (38,571)
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1/25/10 11:13 A

Just saw this, but I am up for the challenge. I will start tonight and then do it every morning. Thanks!

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/25/10 10:59 A

50 Sit ups
50 Push ups
Perhaps this should be a time challenge as well? Might make it more interesting and stimulate more muscle growth. I did my push ups in 31.52 seconds. My sit ups were in 28.5 exact.
Arms feel like they are going to fall off, delay onset soreness sucks.

Edited by: JOELSP at: 1/25/2010 (11:09)
AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/25/10 8:13 A

Done!
25su
25pu
25su
25pu

RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/24/10 6:49 P

2 sets of 25 sit-ups

JOELSP Posts: 295
1/24/10 1:43 P

Thanks for the compliment Aquakween. Today my abs were hurting a bit, because i fell hard in soccer :(.
4 sets 50 sit ups
2 sets 50 push ups
Last set of sit ups I almost gave up at like 35 sit ups, but after reading your comment it helped me to complete my last set. Thank you very much :D

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/24/10 12:12 P

I have to admit that I wasn't able to do anything Friday or Saturday......I'm about to get on that floor and do my 50/50!

Keep up the good work!

joelsp- That is awesome for you to be able to do so many. More power to ya!

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JOELSP Posts: 295
1/23/10 4:34 P

Sounds like fun, 100 push ups 200 sit ups today, but this was part of my work out :D. I'll try and keep to atleast the minimum.

2 sets of 50 push ups
2 sets 50 sit ups
1 set 100 sit ups

CAROLE152001 SparkPoints: (5,853)
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1/23/10 4:05 P

hi

22nd jan did 50 sit ups
50 push ups

today 50 sit ups
50 push ups

it is getting a little easier

love carole

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/22/10 10:16 A

thesungoddess-

anyone can join in at anytime!

the challenge ends when a member no longer wants to continue and decides to end it. otherwise, we hope it will be a simple small 'spark' to get people joining in for more energy and a stronger core in order to build motivation to add to the challenge.

it's also a good habit to start, that way when we can't make it in to the gym or do our home/outdoor workouts, we can know there is a simple exercise we can still fall back on.

good luck!

aquakween

THESUNGODDESS Posts: 16
1/22/10 12:46 A





Hi, everyone. Love this Challenge! emoticon


Can newbies still join? If so, will post Friday's Day 1 results.


When does the Challenge end? Just wondering.


Thanks again for this topic!




AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/21/10 8:49 P

Yes!
2 sets of 25 push-ups (not in a row though)
2 sets of 25 sit ups

DONE!

LILYGIRL44 Posts: 712
1/21/10 3:41 P

Hi there! I'm signing up for this...I already do wall push ups (50) per day but I NEVER do sit ups. I don't like them & that's why I really need this challenge. Hope it's ok to do it in sets (like 10 at a time) as I haven't done them in YEARS! Good Luck 2 all!

CAROLE152001 SparkPoints: (5,853)
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1/21/10 2:21 P

done
50 push ups
50 sit ups

got to get easier with time

MARDGY SparkPoints: (42,057)
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1/20/10 11:57 P

I like this message because it sets up to make small goals as "The Spark" suggested that we do. I am doing modified pushups of about 50 and will like to raise the bar with my sit-ups but is only able to do two sets of 12 at this time.

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/20/10 11:51 P

25 sit-ups
25 push-ups

25 sit-ups
25 push-ups

DONEDONEDONE!!!

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AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/20/10 2:07 P

It does seem easy when you think about it, but once you get started it can be a real challenge. Even if you have to break them up in sets of 10 or however many you'd like then that's good enough. As long as we get to the 50. I know I can't do 50 push-ups in a row right now, and I'm even on my knees! One day though, that will change!

KAY-SUPREME SparkPoints: (25,226)
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1/19/10 10:30 P

I'm in!

50 sit-ups today

will start tomorrow on trying to get both sit-ups and push-ups in!

RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/19/10 9:55 P

did my 50 sit-ups. Push-ups will have to wait for Thursday.

Great job everyone!

CAROLE152001 SparkPoints: (5,853)
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1/19/10 8:31 P

done it
50 push ups

50 sit ups
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AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/19/10 7:52 P

Carole-

Yes, we post everyday we complete the challenge. I hope more people join. If you do extra then that's awesome, post that as well. I haven't yet, but hope to in the future.

Good Luck!

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CAROLE152001 SparkPoints: (5,853)
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1/19/10 7:16 P

i like this challenge will do it, do we post every day to say its done

carole

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/19/10 6:57 P

OK, I hope this gets easier as time goes by....

25 push ups
25 push ups

50 sit ups
DONE!

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WAUFLEZ Posts: 77
1/18/10 9:34 P

ok, got my 50 sit-ups and push-ups done after a 45 minute walk, so i feel pretty good. :) ill be sure to post back tomorrow. thanks so much for this challenge. i probably "wouldnt have got around to it" otherwise.

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/18/10 5:55 P

That's great! Make sure you post so we can keep each other motivated!

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RUNNINGCRAZY1 Posts: 418
1/18/10 5:49 P

I like this idea, but I'm going to modify it for my body. 50 sit-ups everyday, and 50 push-ups every other day (when I do weight training) to give my muscles time to repair themselves. Great challenge idea! emoticon

WAUFLEZ Posts: 77
1/18/10 5:06 P

ill do this challenge! ^_^ I really wanted to focus on my tummy and arms anyway. this will be a easy way to start. ill post later after ive done them. :)

AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/18/10 1:24 P

50 sit-up

50 push-ups

done!
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AQUAKWEEN Posts: 215
1/17/10 4:07 P

The challenge is to do 50 sit-ups and 50 push-ups every day.

Me-
1/16/10:
25 sit-ups...25 push-ups...25 sit-ups...25 push-ups
DONE!

1/17/10:
25 push-ups...25 sit-ups...25 push-ups...25 sit-ups
DONE!

How about you?

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