Remember the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge back in elementary or junior high school? You had to do so many things: push-ups, chin-ups, 50-yard dash, etc., and to pass you had to do a certain number of reps and run in a certain amount of time.
Although it’s been a long time, I remember bits and pieces of this test, especially the fact that I couldn’t do a full chin-up. Not even one. Hence my latest training goal, which is to be able to one and then some!
I’m working through the program in the book: The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I sort of limped through Stage 1, not exactly motivated, but started to pick up speed toward the end. Now, near the end of Stage 2, I am feeling a LOT stronger! I mapped out the seven stage program on my calendar, which will take me through summer. I’ll finish Stage 4 in mid-May, which is perfect timing, since I’ll be able to take a break while I’m on vacation. Stage 7 finishes in early August, at which time will be my test. I wonder how many I’ll be able to do??
At least 5 – that would be outstanding!