Push ups

99 day pushup streakOne of the skills I hoped to devel­op this year is to learn how to do push ups.

I total­ly sucked at push ups last year despite exer­cis­ing 110 hours. I just could­n’t do even a sin­gle push up on my toes. So rather than get­ting frus­trat­ed and angry at myself and jeal­ous at oth­ers who can do, I decid­ed to sign up for a begin­ner lev­el push up plan on Coach.Me plan and stick to it.

The result is impres­sive. Now I can do 20 push ups in a row on my toes. It took 100 days of prac­tice. But each day I prac­ticed only for about two min­utes. That is a great return on my invest­ment.

Some­one said, the reward for win­ning a round of game is the eli­gi­bil­i­ty to play next round. Or some­thing on those lines. So here’s to Lev­el 2. And there is Lev­el 3. Like most of the habits I like to build and keep, there is no end date to this habit.

This reminds me: there are no real quan­tum leaps or secrets for­mu­las in life. Only baby steps when tak­en con­sis­tent­ly, sud­den­ly look like mag­ic.

4 responses to “Push ups”

  1. That’s real­ly good. I’m crap at pushups. Maybe I should give it a go.

    1. Go for it. Every­one have 2 min­utes a day. Half of the days are rest days, to start with.

  2. Awe­some!! Keep it up 🙂

    1. Thanks bud­dy.

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