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.
I'm starting the next 100 days tomorrow! Will you join me? #giveit100
p.s. - how cute is that muscle-man Tattly?!