Sunday, January 24, 2010

A great workout and hundred pushups


I sat around yesterday doing homework, playing with the kids and with a strong desire to go sea glass hunting at the beach. That last one didn't pan out but I was really dragging and feeling lazy. My friend Amy called and invited me to join her at the gym. I thought about it for about 20 minutes.

Why did I think so hard, it should be a no-brainer? But I just felt it was one of those days I need to do nothing, maybe, I don't know.

I called her back and agreed to join her with the comment "I'm still sore from walking up the hill pushing the baby stroller so we'll have to take it easy." She agreed. Cool.

Well, this workout was anything but easy. We did a full body strength training class which took me back to my teaching days... um last month :-(. I really miss teaching strength training and hope to somehow come up with a class here. Anyway, Amy and I went through a complete routine, head to toe and 90 minutes later we were home. I felt fantastic. Best of all, I did not feel sore at all. My body was warm, stretched and energized.

I do feel a little sore today but it is a good sore feeling. I'm so glad I didn't let my lazy day get in the way of my workout.

On another note, I recently started the Hundred Push Up Challenge. My exhaustion test yielded 15 max push ups which put me on level 3. Last week I completed a total of 53 on Monday, 58 on Tuesday, and 60 on Friday. A total of 171 push ups--awesome!

Moving on to week two, this week. The numbers will be higher but I can't wait to challenge myself. You ought to give it a try, join me and share your progress. Have an amazing day today. Time to go sea-glass hunting!

Stay Well!!

2 comments:

  1. Thx for stopping by my blog today! Sounds like you had a great strength training class! I am sure that felt great! Seeing my pic at my blog, you probably know I love the weights!

    Saturday is a full day of rest for me. Friday may be some abs & stretching but that is it. I do a Sunday-Thursday hard core, Friday easy as above if anything & Saturday off completely unless I have to change Saturday & Sunday around for some reason.

    I love that talk of walking on the beach! You are in Cuba... WOW!

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  2. Hi T2BFit- All I can say is "your welcome" - I do love your blog and I have to say that it is inspiring to see that it is never too late to get in the best shape ever...it just takes determination. you look fabulous!! Thanks for coming by.

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