Category Archives: Exercise

One Hundred Push Ups-Week 2

I have just completed my second week of the Hundred Push Ups Challenge. So far so good! I did the exhaustion test at the end of the week and managed to pump out 60 push ups. On to week three! =D

Day 1

Set 1: 14
Set 2: 14
Set 3: 10
Set 4: 10
Set 5: 40
Total: 88

Day 2

Set 1: 14
Set 2: 16
Set 3: 12
Set 4: 12
Set 5: 40
Total: 94

Day 3

Set 1: 16
Set 2: 17
Set 3: 14
Set 4: 14
Set 5: 50
Total: 111

Exhaustion Test: 60

One Hundred Push Ups-Week 1

I’ve heard some people talking about this neat one hundred push ups challenge, so I figured I should try it out. It’s basically a 6 week training program that has you doing sets of push ups so that at the end of 6 weeks you should be able to do 100 consecutively. It only takes a few minutes a day and 3 days a week. I’ve always been okay at push ups, but could never do 100. I maxed out at 50 once, but my average is ~20. I started the challenge last week and hopefully in a few weeks I’ll hit the goal of 100.

Initial Test: I managed 25 push ups (which puts me at a level 3 out of 7…1 being the worst and 7 being the best) .Even though I did more than 20 push ups initially, I’m still starting with week one.

Day 1

Set 1:  10
Set 2: 12
Set 3: 7
Set 4: 7
Set 5: 25
Total: 61

Day 2

Set 1: 10
Set 2: 12
Set 3: 8
Set 4: 8
Set 5: 40
Total: 78

Day 3

Set 1: 11
Set 2: 15
Set 3: 9
Set 4: 9
Set 5: 40
Total: 85

So far the program seems pretty fun. If I’m hitting 40 in the first week, it looks pretty good that I’ll be able to hit 100.

Be sure to check out One Hundred Push Ups, Two Hundred Sit Ups, Two Hundred Squats, and Twenty-Five Pull Ups.

April’s Goal

It’s been decided. April is total fitness month! I was hoping to have my senior project done so I could use my program to monitor my nutritional intake, but I’ll keep track until it’s done. I practiced with my raw month and lost a lot of fat on my body. I was finally losing that stomach that I’ve always had. Then when March came around I slowly went off of it and gained 5 lbs back. I’m not really concerned with weight loss or numbers so much, as total health.

I’m going to keep track of calories, fat, protein, etc, and then plan to work out 5 days a week (hopefully). I’m also going to focus on taking my vitamins EVERYDAY, along with fish oil. I’m going to stick with 85% raw.

I’m thinking I will mostly follow some of the exercise onDemand programs I have through comcast. I also have tons of recommended exercises I’ve found online.

Problems I expect to occur:
-LAZINESS! This I think will be the most difficult, especially with the recent always tired/lyme/mono scare. I’ve barely had energy to eat and shower, working out will be a challenge.

-Saying NO to the vending machine. Sometimes at the lab or in between classes I hit the vending machine…it’s right in between my two classes and if I’m hungry I stop.

Ways to overcome the anticipated problems:
-Bring snacks to class. Bring bananas or peanuts if I have to.
-Plan out meals and have food available!
-Do anything to workout…even if it means crunches and push ups before bed (my most likely form of exercise).

I’ve taken some pictures of some of my raw foods I’ve made, and I will post them soon. I’m also going to take measurements again on April 1st (or March 31st).

What I want to accomplish
Hopefully this will push me to continue to write (one of my potential goals), as well as continue to be healthier. I think feeling healthier will give me motivation and confidence in my job search, and I might just have a beach body by summer =).