Pushup prodigy in the making?
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Probably not. But I am getting the hang of these things.
Last night, I had just finished up my 45 minute treadmill date and was starting on my strength training. On days that aren't official "Tone n'Tighten" days, I usually just do a few squats and push ups.
And when I say 'push ups' please note that I mean girlie push ups. When I first started doing them I couldn't even do 1 regular military-style pushup. So I quickly settled on performing them girlie style and I could barely manage 5 of these before my quivering arms failed me and I dropped to ground.
So every night for the past 2 weeks I would alternate between doing 5 pushups (girlie style) and 10 squats. I would only do 3 or 4 of these sets before calling it a night.
Well, last night I started with the pushups and by the time number 5 rolled around I had enough energy to keep going. I was completely flabbergasted but decided to just go with it. I continued my pushups with a huge smile on my face. I was totally surprised that I was able to do more.
When I got to number 10, I was giggling so hard at my new found pushup power that I couldn't control it anymore. I dropped to the ground and burst out laughing. I've never really surprised myself like that before.
If I could have kept my wits about me (and not been giggling like a school girl), I would have been able to do a few more. But I'm still thrilled with what I did get done. It may not sound like much but it was a big step for me.
Now if only the squats would get easier to do.