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Today, at this very moment, I have completed 21 pushups.
How do you motivate yourself to move a little more each day? Here we are in our sixties, and we know this is an important goal. For about eight weeks now, Tony and I have been keeping a log of our daily pushups - a friendly competition, if you will. It's a simple notepad, and it is kept in plain view on our kitchen counter, so that we might keep these calisthenics in mind throughout the day.
Although we can readily see each other's totals on a daily basis, I don't compete numerically with him - Tony is much more practiced at doing pushups and his totals are always considerably higher, at least twice mine, if not three times more, to be honest. I do notice, however, when he has logged in - which tends to inspire me to get down on the floor and do a few, or a few more, building my daily total. I have also noticed that, today, I am able to do more at one time ("in a set") than I was when we started - so, this simple logging game is definitely making me stronger - at least at this one skill.
We are both finding that doing a quick set of pushups also serves to clear the mind. It gets us off the couch a bit. I've been doing a few after sitting and writing/sitting and thinking - particularly if I get a mental block. Which, actually, is why this 27th day of March is about pushups - hahaha! I had no other idea for today's slice! lol
Push on! The 31st of March is just around the corner....