Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get down and give me 50

I think I'm going to rename this blog the "Muscle Discovery Blog". That's if the last few posts are anything to go by. The only problem of course is that in a few weeks I will probably fall head over heels for something new. My attention span is like that.

Now about my favourite topic; muscles. A few weeks back when I did my assessment at the gym I had to write down some goals. Three to be precise because the form only had enough space for that many. I meant to post them as motivation, but clearly I was more interested in discussing other things at the time, so here they are.

1. Get down to a ridiculously low body fat percentage. It seemed achievable until I found out my current percentage, then it became ridiculous. Anyhoo...
2. Run 5K in under 25 minutes. Personal best...umm the only time I timed it...was 31.5 minutes. But you know running is soooo last month. Which brings me to;
3. Muscles - be able to do one proper, real, not-sissy-on-my-knees push-up and same for pull ups. I didn't have high standards which is why I would been utterly thrilled with one.

I've tried again and again, just to see if maybe by some miracle I could manage either. With push ups I could get down, but up was not so good. And pull-ups? They are just about hanging on the bar right?

Until today. Yes, she formerly with no upper body strength can do a full push-up! So take that trainer who said I couldn't do it without the gym. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go feed my muscles and gently rub 'em and tell them how much I love 'em :-)


  1. Woo-hoo! There will be more push-ups to follow, I promise!

    I do the same style pull-up as you. I've made progress though. I can change my grip, mid-hang. And I don't swear nearly as much. :)

  2. Pull ups are nearly impossible, I'm convinced. I've been trying forever, and the best I can do is a chin-up, which is not the same thing. Someday though...

    And CONGRATS on the full body pushup! Way to go!!!!!!

  3. Congrats! That pushup is a major accomplishment.

    I remember being able to do pullups like crazy when I was in elementary. I can barely get my chin up to the bar.



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