Thursday, February 16, 2012

Push-ups? If it were easy...


A friend of mine in Tampa, Florida extended a challenge to do 100 pushups a day for 30 days starting NOW!! I laughed at first. I thought, "with all the crossfit I am doing, I do enough. I have upped my game lately, I am good." But, then something crazy happened. I remembered something I say to my clients every day, "Your body will do exactly what your brain tells it to do."

Often we decide ahead of time that something will take too much time, will be too difficult, or will not be worth the trouble. When in fact, if we reprogram our brain, the extraordinary can happen! How many times have we shoved something to the side, that will bring great gains, because we are too lazy, we don't have enough time, or we need to wait until Monday? It's amazing how long it takes the right Monday to roll around. I know, I have been there...many, many times.

What are the benefits of a pushup, you may ask? Well there are tons...but, if I may quote Herschel Walker...

"Pushups are one of the oldest and most basic exercises and they are very effective. They work out all the muscles in the upper body and build optimal strength in the forearms, wrists, upper arms, shoulders and chest. Former NFL star Herschel Walker was one of the top running backs in the game in the 1980s. He eschewed weightlifting but he did a regimen of at least 100 pushups everyday, something he has continued well into his retirement. 'They helped me get in shape and stay in shape,' Walker said. 'That's why I have always done them. Every day.'"

So my question is..."What are you waiting for?" Even if you don't have a regular workout routine. Even if you think today that you can't do it. Force your brain to tell your body otherwise. Get off your "you know what," and do it! You can do them any way you want. You can do them on your knees, or you can do the full body kind. If you are not sure how to do them, email me,, or facebook me...I'll help you! You can do all 100 at one time, or you can spread them out throughout your day! How cool would it be for a ton of us to do 3000 pushups in 30 days!! Do it! Do it! Do it!! Let's do it together. Just, get moving!! You'll be glad you did! "Being strong is a is being weak." I'm feeling sassy today. Can you tell? :)

Hugs and peace from one tough mother :)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE YOU!! Rock on, Dixi! I love your encouragement and motivation!