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Old 02-07-2010, 12:29 PM   #46  
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Hang in there Eliana. You weigh less than I so I know you can do it. Slow and stead wins, and you can always drop down to knee push-ups, which is still hard but a little easier.

So I did the endurance test yesterday for week three. IT was a near thing. I got through 10 push-ups and collapsed. Which was not too surprising since I have a fever and all the attendant muscle aches, but I was so not going to quite. I tried a second time, and did 22 push-ups, so I am in column 2 of week 3.
Hopefully this cold will blow over today and I will be in top form later this week. It was a very long time in setting in, so I am hoping it leaves fast. Fingers crossed for me Ladies.

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #47  
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Eliana - You just do what you can do. You are making progress and that's a good thing, that's the entire point, right? I think I am probably going to do week 2 a second time, not sure yet - today will be week 2 day 3 for me, we'll see how it goes. I'm struggling with going as low as I'd like to as well, so you aren't alone. Hang in there, and good for you that you're not giving up.
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Question Week 2

Hello all, I'm on the first day of week 2 in column 1... honestly, the end of last week was better, now I can't do as many... thinking about starting week 1 again... it said something about if it's not easy, go back... does this make sense? Anybody else have this problem?
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HI ladies! Anyone else feel that they're plateauing? I'm on week 4 technically, but I haven't been able to move past week 3 day 1--and I'm in column 3 doing them on my knees. They feel no easier! And yesterday my left shoulder felt weak in the joints, and started to sting a little. uh oh, hope I'm not doing any damage! Think I need to drop it down, maybe to column 2.

knobhdy, I hope you're feeling better SOOOOOON sounds like you're doing great with the challenge though!

nightangel, yes totally. I had to do that with week 3. Go at your own pace! I'm thinking this challenge is going to take me 3-4 months instead of 6 weeks!

fitflirtygirl, I'm thinking of building up initial strength in the challenge and then going back and doing slower, more perfect push ups. It's worked before in kickboxing class... first you get the rhythm down and build a little endurance, then work on form.

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Old 02-12-2010, 12:33 PM   #50  
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I feel better!! Wow, after 2 weeks, I am so excited to feel normal again.
Of course I am way behind in my push-ups. I will try day 1 of week 3 tonight, and see if I can get though it. If I can I will do week 3 next week.
If not, I will do week 2 again next week and then do week 3 the week after.
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knobhdy--yay for feeling better!! get back on it, girl!

after feeling twinges in my shoulder joints monday, I decided to skip this week, stretch, and let my arms rest. they still feel a little tired today... which is supposed to be day 3 of week 4. I think I'll do a test today or tomorrow to see where I'm at, and begin again Monday. I'm definitely going to have to elongate my challenge, LOL!
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Unhappy ah darn....

well, I fell off this challenge. I think I have too many challenges going on right now, I'll restart this one again some time. Sorry all.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:19 AM   #53  
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Shasha -- Hang in there. There is no shame in taking a week off to rest your muscles. It is way better to to go slow than to cause hurt to yourself.
So says the lady who is doing week 2 for the third time. Someday I will finish this challenge!

Night Angel -- Good luck on your other challenges. I know I have to limit myself or I get really overwhelmed.
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hi ladies i'm back on the challenge! i started week 3, column 2, and day 1 seemed to be a breeze for me. day 2 is today, so fingers crossed i can progress from here, and haven't hit a plateau. 100 seems ridiculous still! but 25 or 30--not so bad.

and i love the definition my arms are showing! i have muscles!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:14 AM   #55  
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I'm doing it, just not feeling great about it. It's really hard! BUT, I need to remind myself where I started and how much better I am now. I'm just not up to par with where the challenge thinks I should be. My form is not good.

I am a perfectionist.
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Ok, here's where I am:

Push-Up Challenge

Initial Test - Jan. 27, 2010 - 6 push-ups
Second Test - Feb. 12, 2010 - 13 push-ups
Third Test - Feb. 20,2010 - 19 push-ups

Week 1: Jan. 28 - 10
Jan. 30 - 11
Feb. 1- 13

Week 2: Feb. 4 - 12
Feb. 6 - 14
Feb. 8 - 15
Week 2 Round 2: Feb. 14 - 16
Feb. 16 - 17
Feb. 18 - 18
Week 3: Feb. 22 - 15 (lots of arm work in the weight room yesterday)
Feb. 24 - 16

Sit-Up Challenge
(The sit-up challenge is aiming for 200, not 100 like the push-ups)

Initial Test - Feb. 2, 2010 - 40 sit-ups
Second Test - Feb. 18, 2010 - 50 sit-ups

Week 1: Feb. 6 - 25
Feb. 8 - 34
Feb. 10 - 36
Week 2: Feb. 12 - 40
Feb. 14 - 41
Feb. 16 - 43
Week 3: Feb. 20 - 52
Feb. 22 - 53
Feb. 24 - 62

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:07 AM   #57  
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FitGirlyGirl - I am in awe that you are doing both challenges at once. Go you!

I am finally getting back to this challenge, I am doing week 2 again, but I will move on to week this this weekend if it kills me.
I have been surprised by how easy it was to get off track when my IRL buddy abandoned me. But I was also surprised by how easy it was to get back into it. I move up a "level" for this the third week 2, and I was able to still beet the minimum for the last set. Even if only by 2.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:01 PM   #58  
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so then does that mean you do or do not want to know I'm also doing a 1,000 miles in 2010 challenge and have challenged myself to 10,000 crunches in 2010? I am a serious health nut in training. For me it's a fight for my life since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July. I'm also trying to get as fit as possible as soon as possible so that the doc will ok me to try to get pregnant. Discipline and drive come pretty easy if you have good enough reasons.
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Oh I do want to know. I want to know about all of it.

I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but good for you turning it into a source of motivation. I am waiting to get my next period so I can be tested for fun things like insulin resistance, and I was asked by my doctor to lose 24 pounds. I an trying to lose it before I see her again in a couple of months, and hearing about your determination helps me stay on track my self.
You go girl!!
My challenge (in additon to this one and generally losing weight) is to build up the endurance to fight in a major medieval re-creation event this summer, which is 3 to 4 hours a day, for 5 days, in 20 plus pounds of metal armor, the August, in the sun, swinging a stick, holding a metal slab, and running around up and down hills. Talk about a workout. No wonder you get bragging rights if you make it all the way through. And I am going to, mark my words.
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I am back in the game!!
I started week 3 this morning. Wow after doing week 2 for three weeks, and last week being pretty lax about the whole thing, this morning was.. a challenge. But I am determined.

Here is the score from the beginning:

Initial Test: 11 (which is more than I expected to be able to do. The 30 Day Shred must be paying off )
Second Endurance test: 22 (plus 10 in the first try. I crashed, got up and did it again, and got to 22 the second time.)

I am recording the number of push-ups I can do in the last set of the day. The do as many as you can set.
Week 1: Day 1: as many as possible was 12. Day 2: 7 . Day 3: 15!!!!
Week 2: Day 1: 16. Day 2, 13.
Week 2 redeux: 21. 17. 22.
Week 2 the third: day 1: 17. (that's it. I only did one day. )
Week 3: Day 1: 20. Day 2: 22! Day 3: 27. Day 1 (again) 30
Week 4: Day1: 25 (had to reset in the middle)
Week 5:
Week 6:

100 Push-ups!!

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