Wednesday, 26 November 2008

No Pain...No Gain...

I wasn't going to do it...I was going to pass. No pushup workout for this gal - we'd just move it to another night. Then I read a comment someone posted suggesting perhaps that I was a baby because I collapsed in my first day of pushups. Or a baby for some reason - I'm not quite sure. However, it was all I needed to get me to drop on the floor and giver.

It mattered not that running down the stairs jiggled my funbags which made my now sensitive pecs hurt, it mattered not that I went to yoga and had to drop like a sack of dung when we were to lower ourselves slowly to the floor because my triceps hurt so much, and it mattered not that just a brushing of my ribcage made me whimper. I was going to do my darn sets of pushups because I am SO not a wuss.

Perhaps I should re-read my buddhist books on letting go of ones ego...

I looked at the nights workout. Five sets of the following reps of pushups - 14, 19, 14, 14, and at least 19. I cringed. Then I assumed the position and fueled with more than a little Dutch/Scottish determination I attacked the first set.

No problem. Bring me more! But first let's let the old ticker slow down a bit....

I took longer than sixty seconds between the sets, but I didn't care. I was actually able to do all the sets without collapsing during them. Nice. Day two and we already seem to building some endurance here.

I actually think that doing the workout got rid of some of the stiffness I'd been feeling. Of course, if someone were to ever so gently touch my ribs or triceps I'd still drop to the floor and beg for mercy, but at least I can move a bit better!

So all I can say to that is 'security blankie my ass!'

Peace out my wonderful supportive friends!


  1. If only it was as easy as "letting go of one's ego". That little bastard clings like an octopus. You have to pry it off, and work to keep it off. And while you deal with one tentacle, the others are wrapping around your vitals. Then if you do succeed, it will follow you home and beg for food with the saddest eyes.

  2. The only reason you would need a blankie is to wipe the sweat off your brow.

    Hey....Matthew got his next stripe and has been invited to test for his blue striped belt! I think I hvae the terminology right....learn as we go here!!!

  3. Way to go Susi!! Or should I say, Ju? LOL!!!

    Keith is bang on once again. Good for you for sticking it out and cranking out those sets -- you have motivated me once again!

    It was great talking to you on the phone earlier today...I was so excited I could barely talk -- you probably noticed. :) :) :)

  4. yeah who needs a bankie..... jeepers. OBVIOUSLY, he saw your cute little picture and really has no idea who he said that to.... Nice analogy Keith - you are good at them!!