There’s something about the start of a new year that inspires me to create lots of goals. I really enjoy coming up with ideas of things to accomplish during the year. In fact, during the last week of December and the first week of January I spend hours crafting goals and making plans to accomplish them. Here is my goal list for 2013.
While making a list of goals is fun & easy, actually accomplishing them is a bit more of a challenge. I typically get about 40% of my goals done. Well, this year I’m going to do better.
To that end, one of my goals is to successfully complete the Push-up Challenge. The idea is that every day you do the number of pushups as the day of the year. So, January 1, you do 1 pushup. January 31, you do 31. On February 1, you do 32 pushups and so on. By the time December rolls around you’ll be doing 340+ pushups every day.
I’ve previously made it to around April with this challenge but this year…I will complete all the pushups. And for added measure, I’m also doing the same thing with situps.
If you want to try this challenge, here is a useful spreadsheet you can use.
Push-up challenge tips
Here are some suggestions that might help make the challenge easier to accomplish.
- You don’t have to do perfect push-ups. Just something reasonably close to a push-up
- You don’t have to do them all at once. Take a break if you need to.
- Find a good place to do them.
- For situps, try to avoid doing them while wearing jeans. You can scrape your lower back
- Tell people about your challenge. This helps with your motivation.
- Keep track!
Good luck. I’m hoping all these push-ups and situps will make my joggling easier.