I take my Fitbit very seriously like many owners. You set a goal—in my case 12,000 steps per day—and you aim to get there or well past it by the time you are calling it a night. Some days you kill it. Some days it beats you. But for the most part you get there, and in a few cases you double your goal.
Other physical fitness has not been as big of a priority until now. In February I was watching a YouTube video about the proper form for a push up. The buff dude in the video not only showed you how to do it, he also challenged viewers to commit to something. The challenge? To do push ups every day, three sets, as many as you can. Then watch from month to month as you make some progress.
Here is my first month, starting with an astonishingly terrible total of 21 push ups, including one round of nine, and two rounds of six. Sad. But you have to start somewhere. Now a few months later I’m doing 100. Today was an incredible day, getting to forty in my first round, which is a personal best.
In the past few months I’ve added more to the process, including biceps and triceps, daily two minute plank, ankle touch crunches and other crunches, and a few other things to keep it interesting.
Here is my latest monthly chart in progress, including daily 100 push ups.
We are joking that we need a beach body for an upcoming trip. But one thing is for sure. I have a stronger body, and I’ve oddly enjoyed following my own plan. Now if only I can get rid of my gut!