I decided to do the 100 pushup challenge. (sorry, I have yet to learn to put links in my text - you can find this challenge at http://hundredpushups.com - well, what do you know? there is a link, automatically. Can you tell I'm not much of a geek?)
Today I did the initial test. I surprised myself by doing 5! That still puts me at level 1, but I really didn't expect to be able to do more than 1.
However, I feel like I did my treadmill for 1/2 hr - and after only a minute or so of work! I expect to have to do one of the "alternative" pushups at first, in order to get through the workout, AND I'll likely have to repeat weeks regularly, BUT I am looking forward to seeing my strength increase little by little.
This might also inspire me to do other workouts in a more disciplined way.
I've been avoiding committing to a workout routine, which is probably why the numbers on my scale haven't moved much lately.
Will keep you updated on my progress with this challenge.