Friday, August 2, 2013
Who hates push ups anyway?
"I HATE.....no despise....push ups!" Words that echoed from my lips even just last week. Well, I take it back. Not that I love them by any means, because I certainly do not, however they are far more tolerable now since I can actually do them. That's right, I can do push-ups. Not just a modified 'on my knees' push-ups either. I can do both regular and modified decline push-ups, normal push-ups, incline push-ups, wide arm push-ups and as of last week, decline close-grabbing push-ups. So I eat my words, they're not so bad now.
Push-ups, of course, are not the only exercise I have seen super awesome improvements. I've been upping my weights, I can do 20 leg lifts, sit ups and I can do planks on each side and front for 30 seconds, then modified for the other 30 seconds.
Yes. I am proud.
So a couple blogs ago I was commenting on how I was having trouble seeing results. Well, I need to just shut my mouth and continue to trust the process. Since June 24 and starting the challenge, I have lost 10 pounds and 7.5 inches. 53 days of 5-day a week gym, 3 weeks of mad-dance and 3 weeks of running, starting to really pay off. Patrick and I have decided we are in for a second round of the challenge. With school starting soon, fitting in gym time will become more taxing, but we WILL meet our goals.
I was looking back at my measurements from our big lose in 2011 (before my 3rd pregnancy in 2012), and I have come to the conclusion that I am being too hard on myself. It took us both approximately 6 months to get to the 50 pound loss that year, I'm just now Closing in on completing the 2nd month - plus last time all I did was run, I wasn't at the gym building lean muscle and toning.
37 days left of this challenge. I'm excited to see the results continue....
Speaking of results, have you seen my husband! Hot.