Week 1! Are you excited? I totally am.
I hope everyone did their initial fitness test. My H and i did ours last night and the poor man was not pleased to learn that women are pretty notorious for having better lower-body strength. I schooled him hardcore in the squats. That'll teach him to underestimate me!
I did these challenges last summer so I wasn't really surprised that my test qualifies me for the harder grouping of sets. Apparently it DID work last year. I could barely pound out 10 pushups at last year's initial test and this time I did about 40 before I collapsed in a puddle.
I'm modifying the crunches since I've kept up on the maintenance for those and know I still can do 200 standard. I'll be doing an assortment including bicycle, oblique, and reverse crunches. Reverse crunches kill me.
Feel free to post any questions, chat, or whatever in this thread. I'd love to see a status post from everyone at week end.
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