Transformation Tuesday – Pushups

I HATED pushups.

I couldn’t do them.

They caused pain in my shoulders, a lingering injury from a car accident many moons ago.
And they made me feel WEAK.

And I hate feeling weak (does anyone actually ENJOY that?!), so I would avoid doing them. I would just chalk it up to I am not meant to do pushups, and do something less painful. No harm, no foul right?

Wrong. Because DOING them – first in a modified format, then in the real way – is what strengthened me. I participated in my own group called Guns Buns and Abs, and each day called for additional pushups… and so I did them. And I got better. And somewhere along that line, the pain stopped.

 Pushups stopped being a source of PAIN, and started being a source of PRIDE.

If you take any moral from this, it’s your only limitations exist in your head. EVICT them, and watch yourself FLOURISH!

Do you struggle with pushups?

Saturday Sweat – HIIT Cardio

Happy Saturday, guys! First one of May, and so as a tribute to the warmer weather, this one requires no equipment, so you can take it anywhere your heart desires!

If the weather is cooperating in your area, feel free to take it to a beautiful park – pay no mind to anyone else, and don’t be self conscious if you think they are watching you – invite them to join you in getting your fit on! 🙂

Saturday Sweat

Simple but effective! If you do not have a pullup bar (I have gone to the local jungle gym and used that!), you can double up on the pushups, or do renegade rows with weights, or even a band pull if you have one.

Who is getting their sweat on today?!

Saturday Sweat

Ahhh, it’s Saturday, and it’s almost springtime! Depending on where you are today, this could be a great workout to take to the beach, or the park, or somewhere with inspiring views, since it requires no equipment (a yoga mat is optional, but I find a grassy spot works just fine for me!)

Doesn’t even take 30 minutes – you can get this done quickly and efficiently!

Remember, if you want it, you have to work for it!

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Move It Monday – Scissor Pushups!

You guysssssssss! This program – specifically Dynamic Strength… whew! It’s a lot of pushups!

I gripe about it but I remember back when I couldn’t even DO a real pushup on my toes, so that tempers it a bit — feels good to see how far you have come!

This one really works your core, because of the scissor/twist motion. I feel it while I am doing it AND after I am done, haha.