That’s right! I did 100 push ups today. Booyah!
One of my fitness goals this year is to increase my upper body strength, increase my free weights from 8lbs to 10lbs and get good at push ups!
Increasing the weight in my free weights is a goal in progress. I still keep my 8 pound weights on hand just in case. My long term goal is to only rely on the 10lb weights.
Back to the push-up goal. Today at my group fitness class- No Limits Cardio- We started the class with a pushup challenge. We began with sets of 8 pushups. Our instructor never told us how many sets we were going to complete. When we got to 8 sets I knew we were going to eventually complete 100 push ups.
We ended up doing 12 sets of 8 pushups +4 pushups. I did about 85 of them on my toes and only had to drop to my knees for about 15 push ups. Not bad!
I don’t know what got into me. I usually do most of my pushups on my knees, not because I can’t do a regular pushup but because I feel that I complete a better quality push up on my knees. Today I was motivated to get uncomfortable and challenge myself. And I liked it!
I am not going to lie, I was swearing in my head, “thinking why are we doing this…it’s stupid.” After we completed all those pushups it felt great! Not many people can say- “I did 100 pushups today.” Did you?
I think I am going to try at least once a week to do 100 push ups during one workout session. After I get good at 12 sets of 8 maybe I’ll try 10 sets of 10.
Got Push Ups!