For some reason, I have decided to start doing the 100 push ups challenge. Yeah, me… Mr. “Exercise Blows.” Me… exercising. Who’d-a-thunk it?
Q. Why am I doing this?
A. How the hell should I know? Why did I start doing yoga? Why have I been eating better, exercising, and starting to face heretofore crippling fears? I guess I just want to change who I am. I want to inculcate myself with a new self-image and more discipline. I want to strengthen my core, shape my abs, lose weight, fix my shoulder problems, and start packing some sexy guns.
I want to be hot for a change.
I grew up scrawny and weak. I barely weighed 140 lbs when I entered basic training at the age of 17. At my peak weight, I cracked the scales at 250+ lbs. Now, after altering my diet and increasing my activity level, I’ve managed to work my way back down to 225 lbs. I’m still not where I want to be, but I’m on a path.
Q. Why would I post something like this where the public-at-large can see it?
A. Because I want you to hold me accountable.
Here’s how it works. Today, I did their assessment test. My total number of “good form” push ups was 20. Since I’m under 40, this puts me nicely in the middle of rank 3 and establishes which training program I fit into. In the coming weeks, I’ll post my results. Once I reach 100 push ups, I’ll let you know.