After feeling so good after our hike yesterday I decided to add something additional to my fitness regimen – push ups. Understand, I lead a sedentary life, but I really feel a difference from the hill climbing Helaine and I have been doing.
My clothes fit better. ‘Nuff said there.
There’s a website, “one hundred push ups, ” which has a six week schedule to get you to 100. Being a sucker for good design, I’ve decided this program will work because the website’s pretty (I have the ads turned off. It’s not as pretty with ads)
My initial test got me to seven, then collapse. That’s OK. It just set my benchmark.
I followed the first day’s schedule in the website’s middle group. I did 7, 7, 5, 4, 4 push ups with a minute between each set. I’m a little sore in my upper chest area right now. To recuperate, today’s a day off, but tomorrow I’m scheduled to do 9, 8, 6, 5 and 7 with 90 seconds between each set.
How long will I continue? Who knows. It’s always possible I’ll drop the ball. I figure mentioning it here is likely to give me a little more motivation.
One hundred push ups in one sitting is my goal. It would be something I’ve never been able to do – ever. Their schedule suggests six full weeks before I make the attempt. I’ll let you know how I’m progressing.