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100 Pushups...or Sit Ups...or Squats

Has it really been a year since we set our goals on Healthy Tech Talk? 
I, like so many others, had the best of intentions when I set my goals. I’d like to say that I met all of mine but let’s just say LIFE got in the way, and unfortunately the things I committed to fell to the wayside. 
I won’t talk about the fact that I’ve carried my jump rope on every trip and never used it, that I’m still having a love affair with my Grande White Chocolate Mocha made with soy, that I didn’t eat a low-fat healthy salad every day (I did manage to have a salad at least three days a week), or that I haven’t posted since October so my commitment to participate in Healthy Tech Talk and share my journey along the way…well, we know how I did with that.
What I will talk about is that I‘ve lost 15 lbs. (would like to lose 20 more) and I was re-inspired by my nephew, Patrick, this summer. He’s starting football this fall and asked me if I would commit to a six-week program he found online ( to help build his upper body strength. I can never say no to him, so I said sure. Little did I know this would require me to drop down and do pushups. Easier said than done, and after embarrassing myself with barely doing two that first day…I am proud to say that we are starting our 3rd week and I can do 20 pushups in a row! What I love about this program is that it only takes 10 minutes a day, three days a week and you can do it ANYWHERE. I love that my arms feel stronger and I can already see definition. Feeling stronger has inspired me to get back on track and make healthier choices like drinking more water, walking at least 30 minutes a day, and not worrying so much about what my scale says but that I have more energy to do things I enjoy.
Congratulations to everyone that met their goals and to those of you that have set new ones and are working toward them! A special congrats to Holly and Connie…you both look amazing and should be so proud!
Keep up the great work!
— Barb
PS. In addition to the 100 push-up challenge…there is a 200 sit-up and 200 squat challenge on the same website. I start them both this week…can’t wait.
Print | posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:29 PM


 re: 100 Pushups...or Sit Ups...or Squats

Gravatar left by Connie Harbour at 7/30/2009 5:51 PM
YAY! Go Barb!!!! That is awesome! I cannot do 1 push up! LOL! Sounds challenging! I am proud of your commitment to your nephew. Congrats on the 15 lbs. loss. Thats great. You will get there. Rome was not built in a day....
Thanks for the kuddos! Love ya!

 re: 100 Pushups...or Sit Ups...or Squats

left by Holly L Schippers at 7/31/2009 12:41 PM
Barb! What an incredible challenge! A buddy to workout with is definitely going to make things more fun for you! I am so happy for you :o) It takes a strong person to start again and you should be proud of that choice. That jump rope in the suitcase will wait for you to be ready and when it is the right time for you I bet the two of you will become aquainted. Take care and good luck in the challenge, 20 push ups is pretty impressive if you ask me!!

# re: 100 Pushups...or Sit Ups...or Squats

Gravatar left by David at 10/27/2009 5:20 AM
I'm trying to do 100 consecutive push ups too, but I am doing instead. It is 60 days instead of 6 weeks so it takes a bit longer. I'm on day 5 now.. my arms ache..

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