Good Day, Coffs Coast, it seems like a long time since the end of the Push Up Challenge. However, weeks have passed since I and Court stopped bombarding your social media with images and videos of ourselves progressing our way through the hardship of 3128 push-ups in 21 days.
Was it worth it? Yes & yes, to be honest, I miss it. Having a target each day and the tremendous support from our members provided an amazing amount of motivation. That said, I did struggle more than I expected to, purely based around the ridiculous volume of push-ups! What makes pushups so effective is precisely what makes them so difficult: They work your entire body. Even if you have pretty strong arms, if you aren’t conditioned to using all of your muscles to hoist your body weight up and down with control, you’re going to be humbled.
What did I learn? Having a goal is highly important to keep you on track. Fitness goals are perhaps the best form of maintaining motivation for exercise. Short term goals give you an immediate target to focus on while long term goals keep your overall objective in mind, striving for higher achievements. When you reach your goals, tick them off against your list and make new ones. In my experience, being able to do that provides a great sense of satisfaction and extra motivation to start on the next goal.
When is the next challenge? Next month! I and Court are taking on ‘The Beast’ at Spartan Gold Coast in the beautiful Numinbah Valley. 22km of off-road terrain incorporating 30 Obstacles! oh! and 30 Burpees for each obstacle you are unable to complete! We will keep you updated on how we go!
Let me know your fitness goals and I will let you know how myself and Coffs Coast Health Club can support you and motivate you to achieve them. If you want to catch up, please feel free to DM me firstname.lastname@example.org or follow my Facebook Jen Lou Fitness at Coffs Coast Health Club or Instagram @jenloufit