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Getting toned and ready!

April 12th, 2012 by     

Have y’all heard about this?? Quick, take a looksie!

I stumbled across this website about two weeks ago. Now, I love a good challenge. I like it better when it’s free. And quick! This promises that in four weeks, three times a week, in less than 15 minutes a session, I will be able to do 100 pushups. Seriously?

Can you imagine what my arms will look like in four weeks?!

I know I haven’t shared anything about my wedding dress. (We’re getting there!) I can assure you, having nice arms on my wedding day is priority numero uno in my book.

So! Two Tuesdays ago, I took the assessment test. I could do a whopping 11 pushups. Woohoo, go me! Now I just had to build up my stamina to do 89 more :)

My first day of the program went like this:

Set 1: 10 push ups, rest for 60 seconds (this is cake, I’m thinking)

Set 2: 12 push ups, rest for 60 seconds (thinking I might die)

Set 3: 7 push ups, rest for 60 seconds (maybe I’m doing better)

Set 4: 7 push ups, rest for 60 seconds (now I’m doing great!)

Now comes the tough part because this is the part that counts — this is your MAX pushups, the number that you get to record in your on-line pushup logger.

Set 5: Must do at least 9, and I am proud to say that I did 12!

So even though I could only log 12, I actually did 48 push ups….and my arms still hurt for the next two days, I could barely lift them over my head!

You rest for a day in between, and then you slowly increase by a couple pushups per set each time.  And since it wouldn’t be fair for me to not document my progress, here I am on day one!

Ignore my awkward face, this is why I dislike candid photos! :)

Today, I am on week two, day three, and I can successfully do 82 pushups in a workout, and 24 in a max set. After only two weeks! The improvement in my arms is insane as well, I am so impressed with myself! This is one workout that I will definitely be keeping up until the wedding. I don’t want crazy muscle arms in my dress, but I do really want nice, toned arms. Seriously, what girl doesn’t? And, okay, just to prove it, here I am on week two, day two!

Ignore my awkward pose, was trying to show off the new dress I got for my bachelorette party!

Has anyone else tried or heard of the hundred push up challenge? What are you doing to get into shape for your big day??

One Response to “Getting toned and ready!”

  1. Gerber Bud Says:

    I am going to have to try this! You had great arms to start off with though! Nice arms on my wedding day is priority for me too!

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