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Seven Weeks to One Hundred Push Ups

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A couple months, as I was surfing around Pinterest...

Ahem... quick aside... surfing is cardio, right? emoticon

No? Blah. Anyyyyyway... I came across a link to a Plank Challenge calendar. It was fairly old so the dates didn't really match up to anything in real time, but the general idea was totally workable. You do a plank each day for a month, adding to the length of time you held it each day, working your way up to 90 seconds at the end of the month.

I have now been doing 90-second planks daily. Well, when I remember to anyway. But my rule is... if I think about it, then I have to stop what I'm doing and DO it. (Be back in 90 seconds...)

I just stumbled across a website that promises that you'll be able to perform 100 consecutive push ups after seven weeks. I like doing these incremental challenges. They motivate me and give me something concrete to measure my accomplishments.

I'm a girly push up kind of girl. But maybe as I progress, I'll be able to do the full push ups. And even if I can't... I have every intention of doing much better in seven weeks than I did today!

Here is the link to the program if you're interested:

Happy Saturday!!!

^ That's me! Even the colors are correct!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEGIRL50 7/19/2013 8:03AM

    I love how you're increasing your exercise and strength in increments. Also, your "If I think about it, then I stop what I'm doing and Do It." Awesome!!
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VTORIA3 7/15/2013 5:48PM

    What an interesting challenge. I am looking forward to your blog updates on this. I must admit, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to strength training. I'm still hoping I find a lamp and genie and with a snap of the fingers I will have my flexibility back and be strong. emoticon Tween us.....I know you are onto something! emoticon

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