There’s a challenge I secretly
did tried this month: 100 daily push-ups!
I was inspired by another Buzzfeed video:
I decided to go for it along with the splits challenge. After all, if I could make it to 50 push-ups, I could do 100 daily, right? Right.
Right and wrong.
I would say that for more than half the month – and I mean about 23 of the days of the month – I actually pumped out 100 push-ups.
I had it down to a whole system:
7 a.m.: Wake up, do 10 push-ups
8: Do 10 more before leaving for work
9: I need a desk break. Let’s do 10.
9:30: I could do 10 more.
10: Yeah, I’ll do 10 again.
10:45: It’s almost 11. Let’s do 10 more.
11:30: I need to go for a run. I’ll crank out 10 before running.
12:15: I’ve done some stretching – maybe do 10 more? Okay, 10 after that, too. What the hey – I’ll do 10 more. Hey, I’m done!
That was a GOOD day. But every weekend, I got thrown off. Plus, there were often days where I felt more like this:
It was brutal, dude. I had to force myself a LOT.
I had gotten strong enough where I was trying to challenge myself with 20 push-ups each time, which was sufficiently challenging each time that my arms were weak at the end. And I’d recover and do some more when I was feeling up to it.
But man, I did NOT do it for 30 days straight. I had days where I just thought,
Still – on the days I DID do it – I felt amazing. And I feel stronger for it. And so ultimately, even though I failed at this challenge (the whole “doing it for 30 days straight” part), I feel stronger for it.
I can do push-ups, and can get up to 100…just not daily.