100 Boy Pushups

My family members and I each chose a fitness goal yesterday to start working towards in the New Year. My 10 year old son and I chose to work on doing 100 push ups (that are broken down into smaller sets throughout the day) 3 x a week until we can each do 100 pushups all at once. My 11 year old daughter is working on doing 1,000 hula hoop spins a day (she’s pretty good and has even kept her hoop moving for 1,226 spins without it dropping before once) and my 8 year old son is going to work on his wall sit – working up to holding it for 3 minutes solid. My two youngest girls (ages 5 and 3) are likely just going to have fun trying out the different activities the older kids and I are doing and my husband is determined to run 3 x a week and I’m excited about that since I’d love for him to become committed to running also so that we can do it together.
So, for my first day of “100 pushups” challenge I did:
Round 1 – 35 pushups (boy style)
Round 2 – 10 pushups (after a minute break)
I saved the others for bedtime and I think that’s how I’ll keep doing it on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. About 50 in the am and 50 in the pm. Maybe I’ll get stronger and be able to handle them closer together sooner, but for now – I think this will be fine.
At bedtime I did:
Round 3: 10
60 second break
Round 4: 10
60 second break
Round 5: 10
60 second break
Round 6: 10
60 second break
Round 7: 15
Collapse – just kidding (sorta.) 
I was surprised that I could do 35 in the morning all at once. The kids were watching and I told them that I really didn’t think I would be able to handle more than 2-10 max. My 11 year old did 16 and my 10 year old did 17. It was very positive and we all encouraged each other along. My 10 year old is a really determined little guy (very small for his age too – he still wears size 6/7 clothes.) He knocked out all 100 within half an hour – just totally focused on the goal. I love that about him. My daughter immediately headed outside and started working on her hooping right in the chilly backyard. I was inspired.
I’m a bit sore this morning, so I know this is going to do me some good.
And, though I’m reporting on this today (Dec 13th), this workout happened yesterday. But, I’m happy to get to share that today is in fact my 13th wedding anniversary! I married my best friend, we’ve had five amazing kids together and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Happy Anniversary Wayne!!! This is the first wedding anniversary that I’ve been able to zip up my wedding dress (and that’s saying something after five babies!) Hooray for running and how it’s given me back my youth (at least that’s how it seems sometimes despite all of that gray hair that Miss Clairol helps me hide.) lol

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