Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Keep pushin it!

Big News first: Today was day one of my version of the Hundred push up challenge. I had tested myself on Sunday to see how many push ups I could do, with good form, in a row. I topped out at 10, so that's the column i put myself into. I must have been really tired on Sunday or something because today when I did the challenge set, it was way too easy, and for the last set when it says "do your max" I did 15. So I'm bumping myself into the higher column for the next set on Thursday.

We went to boxing on sunday, which was an accomplishment in itself, seeing how exhausted I was when we woke up to go. I tried to push myself as hard as I could, and I think I did pretty well, which means I must be getting stronger, since I was so much better off after class than I had been the first time we went. My hands still shook a little when I held them out, but that went away after a couple hours, and by Monday the only thing that was still sore was that spot between my shoulder blades that always used to bother me when I was doing Karate.

I did my weigh in on Monday and saw 159 lbs and then forgot entirely to record the body fat % because I was so bummed by the number. I'll get another number on Wednesday and make sure I record the *important* number (the bf%)

I know with all the strength training I'm doing, that lb number is gonna stop going down due to muscle gain, but man it's hard to face that when it's the numbers on the scale staring at you. I think I'm going to do three weigh-ins a week (m,w,f) to chart how my weight fluctuates during the week.

Here's hoping that Wednesdays number is inspiring!


Crabby McSlacker said...

I think when your weight training it's really important not to get to caught up with scale numbers, because they don't reflect actual fat loss. How you feel is so much more important. And it sounds like you're getting stronger, hooray!

Meg said...

Wow! I'm so honored to have you leaving a comment here ^_^ I love your blog (end girly gush)

Seriously, thanks for the positive words. It's hard not to get caught up in the numbers sometimes.

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