100 Days of Push-Ups

100 days ago, I watched this video of a young girl who does push-ups for 100 days as a means to overcome bad feelings about her body (hat tip, Joanna Goddard) and was absolutely inspired. I watched it with my 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Several times. I showed it to my husband, my babysitter, my friends, my parents. I decided to give it a go myself. 

100 days is a long time, and yet for me with these push-ups, it flew by. Each day the alarm went off on my phone and somehow I found the time for push-ups. My kids cheered me on and always celebrated the final push up, dancing around and singing about having a strong mama. That alone is a powerful motivator. Admittedly, I have a shoulder problem so I did these push-ups on my knees but the work was challenging for me nonetheless. And 100 days later, I am absolutely proud to say that I'm stronger, I feel fantastic and though the work was grueling and tiresome at times, overall it was thoroughly enjoyable. 

100 days of push ups

I'm starting the next 100 days tomorrow! Will you join me? #giveit100

p.s. - how cute is that muscle-man Tattly?!