So lately it seems like I’m surrounded by 30-day challenges. First came the ab challenge that seems to have taken the country by storm. I meant to do that one, really I did. But then I….. didn’t.
I know a couple of people participating in the June 30-day ab challenge (guess it’s over now, hey!), and it sounded okay at first. A short plank, a few crunches and sit-ups, a couple of leg lifts. But then by day 20-something it sounded insane! When does a fitness challenge turn into a daily time commitment?
(Challenges from Catch 88)
Now, I’m all for dedicating time to exercise. I run four weekdays before work and one weekend day. I work out at lunch time five days a week. I lift, squat, do yoga, whatever. I’m exhausted! But now I feel like I need to add to my crowded workout schedule by challenging myself to get a stronger core, or a tighter butt, or both! Anyone else feel this way?
I have been pinning some cool-sounding 30-day challenges, and I’m mostly interested in the push-up one and the plank one. There’s just something so appealing about being able to do push-ups properly, rather than getting less than halfway down and feeling like I might collapse and die. But do I really need to do a push-up challenge? Who knows.
Now is not the time to be starting anything anyway, since we will be going on vacation soon for a couple of weeks. But when I return, it’s push-up time! Or not…
Anyone else inundated with 30-day challenges?
Should I do one? Which one?
Why are proper push-ups so difficult and sucky?