1) The "6-Week Program" might take a little longer than 6 weeks. Mine took me 9, actually. Some workouts were really tough, and I repeated them. Other times I only managed 2 workouts (instead of 3) so I was further behind. One week (I think week 4?) I completely repeated because I wasn't ready for the next one. Don't worry about this, just keep at it!
2)YOU WILL IMPROVE. In the beginning, I could do 11 push-ups. I was exhausted afterwards, but I managed. Now I can do 50. There has never been a time in my life where I could do 50 real push-ups and I'm so excited.
3) Don't be afraid to move down a column. Of the three columns, I started at 2 (the middle) and moved to 1 (easy). I couldn't complete the workouts in Column 1, so rather than feel bad about it, I adjusted my plan.
4) Push yourself. Especially on the final Max-out set. I had a complete mental conversation each time. "How many should I do? It says at least 30. Ok, 30 then. How about 31? No way, 30 is hard enough." In the end, the best thing is to literally MAX OUT. As in, do as many as you can until your arms physically give way and can't push up anymore. Sounds tough because it is, but a few seconds of discomfort for huge guns? Worth it.
5) The end of Week 6 is not the end. I've technically finished the program, but no way am I stopping. I have decided to head back to Week 4, this time in column 2, and go from there. I WILL make it to 100!
This shows the final workouts in all 3 columns. I many have finished column 1, but 2 and 3 are still on the agenda!
Believe it or not, I have never made spaghetti squash before today but Emily over at eat.drink.run used it in an amazing recipe lately so I decided to give it a try. I just microwaved the massive guy and then cut in half, scraped out the seeds and keep nuking.
|A whole spaghetti squash|
On the agenda later today is a 6 mile easy run. I'll let you know how it goes!
Are you doing the 100 Push-up Challenge? Tell me about it!
Have you ever cooked spaghetti squash? Send me your recipes please, I know I'll be cooking it again soon!
*** Sam over at Run with Sam is having a giveaway with some great prizes. Plus, it involves bad race photos. Every has one of those, right? :)