Still not giving up.....back to Week Two

Jane Stevens

Sometimes the pursuit of a goal is not a straight line. Sometimes, it involves moving sideways -- in this case, repeating Week Three. Sometimes it involves pulling back on other goals. I've reduced the upper body weight in the Body Pump classes at Body Boutique, so that I don't injure ...

Hitting an impasse at the dreaded Week Four

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jul/13/217130/ Here's the story so far: After Jon Stewart at Heartland Community Health Center [did a post][1] about how his staff had glommed onto [hundredpushups.com][2], a few other individuals and organizations took up the challenge. That was on May 4. It's now steamy July, and at least three people have ...

100 pushups can make a muscle pop!

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jun/26/216253/ Ali Edwards sent in this photo of Megan Foster and her HUGE tricep and bicep. (Our commenters corrected us -- pushups strengthen the deltoid and tricep muscles; biceps get strong from lifting, such as a bag of groceries or a weight in a bicep curl. Thanks, Jesse! See comments ...

Heartland Health completes 100 pushups challenge

Jane Stevens

Here's the deal. The leaders of this effort have modified the 100 pushups challenge to work for them. Ali Edwards provided the update for Heartland Health: > Let it be known that the six-week 100 > push-up challenge is complete for > Heartland Community Health Center! > > During our ...

We're not giving up on 100 pushups!

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jun/17/215798/ We aren't we aren't we aren't. Not only have I missed two weeks, but I haven't been checking in with people, either. What kind of inspiration is that???? My only excuse is that I've been subbing for our health reporter, Karrey Britt. She'll be back on Monday, though, so ...

Motivation is Hard

Kris Adair

I am starting my thrid week of training and have yet to get a full week in. Something always comes up. This past week I returned to my Tuesday Boot Camp workouts at the gym and we did a few puchups as part of the set. Come Wednesday it was ...

Just how DO you train to do 100 pushups?

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jun/1/215027/ Confession time. Even though I could do 30 pushups last week, I decided to start my official Week 1 this week at just 20. The iPhone app scared me into it. But that's the end of the story. I'll start at the beginning. Some of us who have entertained ...

100 pushups works, but it's hard enough that Heartland's repeating Week 4

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/27/214778/ According to a comment that **Heartland Community Health Center** outreach coordinator **Ali Edwards** posted this week: > HCHC decided to repeat Week 4. It's > getting difficult, and none of us can > keep up! What week is everyone else > on? **Marilyn Hull**, program director of **LiveWell Lawrence**, ...

Getting harder, but still at it

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/Marilyn_Hull/photos/2011/may/27/214766/ Got through Week 1 with my self-respect in tact. Now it is the end of Week 2, and this is starting to get hard. Good news: I'm up to 47 push-ups. Bad news: the only way I got through the last 3-4 was by imagining that some chic named ...

Our starting points in the quest for 100 pushups

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/20/214357/ Ok. We're *really* serious about this now. Here are our starting points, with comments: Whitney Mathews: 14 full pushups. Jake, her beau, did 24. "He wants to do it, too, bc he thinks it won't work (men)." Jonathan Kealing: 31 pushups. Schnette Hollins: 25 pushups. Her son, Ivan who ...

It's week four, and my arms are tired.

Ali Edwards

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/may/20/214355/ The 100 Push-Up Challenge rages on! For the HCHC crew, it's week four, day two of the six-week training program designed to help people-- weaklings and body-builders alike-- do 100 push-ups in a row. I would be lying if I said it was easy, and I would be lying ...

Five organizations, one SAHM, one reader and counting! 100 pushups, here we come!

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/13/213913/ Sifting through the comments on the last post, here's where we are: Kris Adair, SAHM, and blogger ([Inthekitchenwithaudrey.com][1], which has the funniest photo on its home page), said that she'd started the program once, but lost momentum: > I started by only being able to do 5 > knee ...

She CAN do more push-ups than me!

Ali Edwards

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/may/12/213838/ Check out this video that was shot at HCHC the other morning. See how it was started here [in this article][1] written by HCHC CEO Jon Stewart. See how the Challenge is being spread throughout the community and how YOU can join the challenge [in this article][2] written by ...

She Can Do More Pushups Than Me!?!

Jon Stewart

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/may/4/213254/ Can I just point out that this was not my idea? I suppose it should have been. I'm one of the few males in a predominantly female workplace, and a push-up contest seems to me like a 'guy thing.' But it was a group of young women in our ...

The challenge is on!! How many in Lawrence & Douglas County can do 100 pushups?

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/9/213563/ Last week, [Jon Stewart posted a fabulous story][1] about how the staff at Heartland Community Health Center had challenged each other to do 100 pushups. Of course, there's an app -- and a site -- for that -- [onehundredpushups.][2] The site provides a great training program, which is supposed ...

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