Jul 03 2008

One hundred pushup challenge

When Carmen wrote about the 100 pushup challenge, I was intrigued.

And then casually mentioned to her that I was thinking of doing it. Which then committed me to doing it.

Real pushups, not girl pushups.

On a good day I can do maybe three real pushups. On a not-so-good day I fall asleep on the floor. I know they’re good for me, but how many pushup people does a family need? My brother is in the Army and can knock out pushups like nobody’s business. I figured I’d just let him do the pushups for the both of us.

Riiiiiiight. Not so much.

I’m starting on the very lowest level, and hoping that doesn’t kill me. So far, so good. Talk to me in a few weeks…I may be typing with my tongue.

And then I’ll lift my van over my head.


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  1. Karin

    I did 10 in a row by the end of the first week. It gets easier I promise!

  2. RC

    I think I might join you falling asleep on the floor…

  3. Lisa

    Girlfriend, are you out of your mind?! Just THINKING about doing 100 pushups made me tired! All kidding aside, I know you’ll be able to do it. You’re one tough cookie. And just think, you’ll be able to reward yourself with an icy cold brew now when you’re done! 😉

  4. HRH

    Ooooo! I want in. I can do a bunch of girl pushups, but the real thing…that would be cool! I will go check it out.

  5. Michelle

    Okay…I’m intrigued…my arms are pretty weak…I might give this a try….I’ll let ya know!

  6. soapchix

    I’m totally in.

    I can do 5 real pushups…but I can stay in a plank for, like, freaking ever. That has to count for something?!

    I need to do this–maybe my newly made chest muscles will make up for my deflating boobs?!

  7. Christina Shaver

    Holy hell. Good luck to you. I will be cheering you on… from the sidelines!

  8. Beth

    I’ll do it with you. Did the initial test this morning and was happily surprised with how many I did.

    I get to do the challenge twice – doctors orders say I have to do it once through “girl-style” and then I can do it again using full push ups.

    Will have to track my progress on my blog.

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