Ugh, push-ups.

The Victorias Secret fashion show was last night. I missed it, I don’t have cable.

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Muscles rock… Anywho, I’ve been loving that store lately. I got a sweater from them and I really like it. It came with a free scarf too! I wore it yesterday even though it was 65 degrees. Come on, winter!!! Ugh. I also got some of those “boyfriend” style sweatpants. They are ridiculously comfortable. I used a coupon code and got a free “PINK mini dog” with them. I have no idea why, what am I gonna do with a stuffed dog? I think I’m just really obsessed with getting free things right now.

heavenlysteals.com has been my vice.

I get free lipgloss, shampoo samples, pens, all sorts of random doodads. It’s kinda fun, and it makes checking the mail a lot more exciting πŸ™‚

Last night Brad came over again and we cooked steaks (again), put mushrooms and onions under it, and guacamole and I made cauliflower mashed potatoes.

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For some reason I couldn’t finish eating that, haha! I enjoy hanging out with him. Having dinner alone all the time kinda sucks, so it’s nice to share it once in a while. Plus he taught me how to cook steak. I’m 26 and have never cooked steak! Bah! Maybe this summer I can even learn how to grill it! I hope all that protein is going to help out with my sore push-up arms.

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In my last post, I talked about the “Exercise of the Month Club” on Facebook, and this month is hand release push-ups.

(see video for demo)

Here’s my progress so far:

  • day 1- 0 (started late)
  • day 2- 115
  • day 3- 115
  • day 4- 115
  • day 5- 15 (so far, going to do more on my lunch break…)

Um. so yeah, my left shoulder has been twitching for over two hours. I’ve never been good at pushups, but I guess that’s why I should complete this challenge. My strategy: do 115 reps a day until I get caught up for missing day 1, then do 100 reps a day from here on out, unless I need a day off to heal. Then back to square 1.

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Working out should be fun, and this push-up challenge definitely is not. But I’m stubborn and I want to be a stronger athlete, so here goes.

Oh, I almost forgot! (What are blogs for if you can’t brag?)

I split-snatched 110#–with correct form!!!! I have snatched 110 before but it was super ugly and very incorrectly done. This time, I did it right and landed 110 in a split. I normally prefer squat snatching, plus obviously I haven’t been able to do that lately. Splitting is kindof cool, though. It looks badass when you actually land it right.

Also, since we’re on this topic, I finally did a workout with squats in it:

20 min AMRAP:

5 Pull ups

10 Kettlebell swings (35lb)

15 WallBalls

I completed exactly ten rounds, and I almost died. BUT, I did the deep squat wall balls! HURRAY! Today I have the option to either run a mile for time or find an overhead squat max. I think it would be wiser to shoot for the mile. I don’t think bearing load in a squat is the best idea for me just yet…

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6 thoughts on “Ugh, push-ups.

  1. ~jenniferlynn December 5, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    That food looks AMAZING, as always. How did you cook it? I have yet to master the steak. We eat it every few weeks, but there’s always that sweet spot of cooked enough on the outside, but gorgeous medium rare on the onside..

    And this boy sure has been showing up in the blog a lot lately..just teasing.. πŸ˜‰

    • fabulousinfayetteville December 5, 2012 / 2:39 pm

      You rub it with a rub of some sort, then you put it in a hot skillet for like 7 minutes-ish on each side. SUPER simple. And u shouldnt use oil in the skillet–trust me! I was shocked by that, for some reason lol.

      Yeah we have been cooking buddies a lot lately. We’re keeping each other accountable with paleo. It’s actually quite effective! πŸ˜‰

  2. ~jenniferlynn December 5, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    AND.. AWESOME for doing so many push-ups! I had to do 70 on Monday and I’m still sore; even though I did them all inclined on the 20″ box. Ugh.

    and YAY PR!!!!!!!!

    • fabulousinfayetteville December 5, 2012 / 2:40 pm

      I firmly beleive that box pushups are MUCH harder than hand stand pushups once you get the hang of kipping. The trick is PERFECT timing.

  3. polkadotrunner December 10, 2012 / 10:53 am

    The pictures of the model and cats rock my world. Muscles do rock!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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