As you can clearly tell from the last post, athletics + fitness is not my strong suit.
In fact, here’s another embarrassing story to tell you:
About a month ago, some friends were over playing cards (because that is what old people do to have fun on a saturday night) and our self-imposed penalty for losing a hand was 10 push-ups. Well, apparently the game of Hearts is also not my strong suit and when I had to get down and give ‘em 10, I seriously could not even do ONE. Girl pushups on my knees? No problem. But real, straight back, feet out, all the way down, all the way up? No way.
So I set a goal. We’re going on vacation with our friends again next month (see round 1 here) and so we’ve all got ‘get in shape’ on the forefront of our minds. My big goal: do 10 real pushups by the time we leave.
I’ve been working out way more than usual (and by that I mean 3ish times/week) but not really keeping track of any gains or losses. This past weekend, I decided to check on my progress and see how many pushups I could do.
My friends, I shocked myself by doing 5. FIVE! Now that might not sound like much, but for me I couldn’t believe it! Just a handful of workouts with my girl Tracy and I’m already seeing results.
If you are looking for an easy way to gain some muscle tone in your arms, you’ve got to give this workout a try. There are four 15-minute workouts for arms, thighs, butt and abs. All four are great. I wish I could do this every single day, but I just can’t/don’t fit it in. For the arm workout, you use 2 and 5lb weights which doesn’t sound like much until you’ve been holding your arms out to the side doing little movements and you feel like they are about to fall off. It’s totally doable and obviously has made a difference in my arm strength.
I’ll let you know if I make it to my 10 pushup goal.