Sometimes when you’re trying to lose weight and you’re not having as much success as you would like, you have to take it wherever you can find it.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’m trying this challenge where you work towards being able to do 100 push-ups in a row, and despite not exactly burning through my big, aggressive pre-holiday goal like I wanted to, I’m still trying to relish in the fact that a mere three weeks later I’m now able to do nearly 3x as many push-ups in a set as I could when I started! Fitocracy just implemented a new graphing feature that I think shows my progress pretty nicely:
When I first started this challenge at the beginning of the month and could barely squeeze out my initial 4, I couldn’t even imagine doing upward of 27 push-ups in a span of maybe 5 or 10 minutes, and as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, push-ups have always been a bane for me so I guess that makes this kind of progress a little extra-special for me. And just as you often hear fitness gurus telling people to weight in less and pay attention to other things like how clothes fit when they’re trying to lose weight, even though the numbers on my scale aren’t exactly doing as I would’ve hoped, it’s kind of tough to deny these numbers as proof that over the course of three weeks, my arms actually are getting stronger! 🙂