22 January 2009

The Push Up Challenge

One of my New Years Resolutions was to do 5 push ups. I haven't been doing anything about it, unless thinking... hmm how on Earth will I ever do 5 push ups counts. It must be said that I have zero upper body strength, I am amazed that I can even carry my groceries with these feeble yet generously proportioned arms. So I had no idea how to start achieving this goal until I came across this site in a frenzy of blog lurking tangent following time wasting internet gorging.

Luckily for me the creator of this program saw people like me coming and provided options for those of us who are a little challenged in the area of negotiating our body weight in a horizontal position. Enter the knee push up, I don't look quite as graceful or at ease as the dude demonstrating on the site, in fact I felt a bit like my shoulders where going to pop through my back and render me armless, but I managed 3 so that qualifies me to start.

Push ups have always been a dream of mine, something I fantasize about being able to do in my perfect "skinny" life where nothing goes wrong ..... I would get up in my beautiful serene bedroom, white curtain dancing in the breeze coming from my window over looking the sea. Hunker down on my polished floorboards admiring my manicured nails and proceed to launch into a set of perfect form push ups in my co-ordinated sleepwear, never breaking a sweat. I'd jump up, swish my immaculate hair and saunter out to the deck where my cook would have prepared a delicious breakfast with the papers waiting...... HA!

Back in the real world, I'm logging in and going for the 6 week challenge. Anyone want to join me?

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal"
Pamela Vaull Starr


  1. Hi, thanks for joining us over at befitathome.com. I commented over there but will mention it here as well. I did the 100 pushup challenge and it was TOUGH. I did it all on my knees. I hoped I could eventually work up to doing more on my toes, but once I accomplished 100 on my knees I didn't even want to do a pushup for a couple months. :P Soon I'll start doing pushups again and maybe I'll get to those toes ones soon.

  2. Hey Lainie, yeah I think I'm a long way off the real toe push-ups, but ya gotta hope right?