Thursday, July 24, 2008
Push ups are hard. I was thinking about them today, and dared myself to do some, mostly out of curiosity. Could I still do one?
I check on my cartwheels every once in a while, so I should check in on my push up status too, right? Strong arms = better cartwheels. These skills go hand in hand, so to speak.
I hate push ups, but it's not their fault. Push ups don't lie. Your arms are either strong, or they're not. Mine are not.
Once, after I finished one of those agonizing "Adventure" Bootcamps, I could do 15 good push ups in a row. This morning, I would have guessed I could do 6, maybe 7.
Turns out I can only do 3, and I'm sort of fudging that number even, just to save face.
I am a weakling, for sure.
I was on Twitter this morning, lamenting my lack of arm strength, when a follower sent me this link for 100 push ups http://hundredpushups.com/ This cute blond chick, in a white unitard, claims I can do 100 push ups after 6 weeks of minimal work.
I'd never wear a white unitard, even if I was blond. White just seems so...see-through. Where are you supposed to hide the jiggles in a white unitard, anyway? There's a good reason chubby mommy fitness ladies wear black, and its name is "too much information."
One hundred push ups in a row? Sounds like a pipe dream, but I think I'll try it. The only thing I've got to lose is flab. Plus, maybe I'll gain strength, and save face next time I dare myself to do a push up.
Anyone else want to join me? White unitards optional. Er, I mean, you don't have to wear a unitard, you can just wear regular clothes.
You can do push ups while you're naked, of course, but I'd rather not hear about it.