Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ain't Nothing Gonna Breaka My Stride

   I've always said that I'm a bit Bi-Polar and blogging has confirmed this to myself.  I go back and forth between cranky/ motivated/ inspired/ exhilarated blah blah blah. . .on a daily basis.  On the whole though, I think I'm doing pretty darn good with my workouts and goals and sometimes I'm just too hard on myself.

   Anywho after yesterdays little slump  (I'm blaming it on the lack of endorphin raising workout, but it was a much needed rest day) I'm back to kicking booty :D   I did get my Push-Ups in (@ 10:15 PM) and I'm very happy that I did.  I have to thank Shannon from Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy because after reading her post on reaching a January goal of running 5 miles, I decided I should set a monthly goal as well.  

      Since I hadn't missed a push-up workout yet ( The 100 Push-Up program consists of 3 weekly workouts, which I do M/W/F and then a few max tests which I try to do on wknds) I decided it would be a good goal to keep it up through the rest of the month (and after as well, but we'll take it a month at a time).
    My downfall with the push-ups in the past is that if I wasn't feeling them one day I would push them over to the next day and before I knew it I was missing workouts and totally of the wagon.   So now the motto is "Just Do It!"   I did just that last night  and they were a complete success!!  I totally thought they were going to be a FAIL, I felt very weak all over, but my arms have gotten stronger :D.   The last set was tough, but I actually did one more than what was asked.  Final numbers: 12/17/13/13/18 T 73

   My arms felt it for the rest of the night, even while I was lying in bed.  I LOVE that though, it is the feeling of victory :D!

   Challenge for today: Zuz Workout that has something like 150 Burpees and 200 One-Armed Kettlebell Swings.  SCARY

  A little overkill on the YouTube 80's Music videos, but I couldn't pass this one up today.   We used to sing this on my College XC team while running hill repeats.  Plus this video makes me laugh (serious ear to ear grin going on over here :D)

One of the comments on this video from YouTube, "So this is what Super Mario does when he is not saving princesses?" Ahahaha

  Last note:  WOW I'm almost at 200 followers,  I'm pretty sure my content doesn't warrant that.  Thank you all for following, I think I'm gonna have to step up my game.  


gmontalvo13 said...

wow, now that's extreme workouts! good job!

Chad said...

I'm on my 3rd attempt at hundredpushups. This time I started with a friend, and we text each other after the set is complete. After week 1, day 1, I'm not ready to call it a success. I usually fail around week 3. I think I'll make it farther, though.
Also, in the past I've done the initial test and done quite well. Then the daily workouts start out HARD. This time, I'm starting at week 1, and just getting it done.
Let's do this, Katie!

Meg O said...

Hi! I've been following for a while, but haven't commented before. Love the goal and that you're realistic about making it month to month :) and love the blog!

Melissa Cunningham said...

oh my goodness!!!
me and my college xc team would sing this song too!!!!
and love your goals as well!

keep on keepin on!!
you rock!!!

coach dion said...

Can I scare you, back in 1989 I could do 100 push-ups in 1 minute, I was in the army then and all we did was push-ups, now I can maybe make 30, so I tack my hat off to you...

JohnP said...

Wow 200! Amazing.
Do you think if I post half naked sexy pix of me on my blog, that more people would follow me?

I think you're onto something.

Then again, I dont think you're half naked. Maybe that was just my imagination.

Bah, disregard that last sentence.