Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?!?! | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I am doing the 100 push up challenge.

I did my initial test and guess who couldn’t do one military push up? Yep, that would be me. Not one stinking military push up!! I was totally ticked off. I have been working out faithfully for a few months now. Why can’t I do one military push up?

I moved on to the girlie style push up. I could do 13. Better than the military style, but still not great. So I did the wall push ups next. These are the kind I’ve been doing at boot camp. I could do 43. I was standing three feet from the wall to do them which makes them harder. Obviously my best attempt, but not military style.

Why do I keep mentioning military style push ups? I think it’s because I’m feeling like a total failure. It’s embarrassing to get on here and say that I can’t do one rotten military push up. I’m overweight and one of the older sisters, but that shouldn’t mean that this is beyond my abilities.

I was emailing back and forth with Christy (my spring challenge buddy) and she was saying how hard the push ups were to do when she watched the demo on the 100 push up site. She said she thought a lot of people would have trouble if they were watching the demo and then doing the push ups. Could that be why I couldn’t do the military push up? I watched the demo and did them or didn’t do them exactly like they showed.

Truth be known, I have no idea why I can’t do a military style push up. But, I have a plan. I think that if I work on the other styles first, by the end of the challenge I’ll be able to do the military. I ranked a 1 for military push ups and the site said that if you ranked a 1, you may want to consider a different style push up. I’m going to consider the other two styles. If I start with the wall and work my way up to the girlie, I should be able to finish with the military. Right???

Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble with push ups?

Christy said that I would be doing military push ups before I knew it. I sure hope she’s right. But, why does it have to be so hard?!?!?!

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