Days 5 & 6

Days 5 & 6 of the 6 Week Challenge:
(Apparently, I forgot to record my 5th day.)

This is getting easier; a lot easier. Now that I’ve reached the 600 squat goal, I’m changing that exercise. Instead of doing more squats, I’m adding weight and doing as many as I can. I’ll probably stay at 30 or 50 squats. I’m not sure yet, but I’m not a big fan of high repetition sets.

Day 5:

  • 100 push-ups
  • 100 sit-ups
  • 3:50 planking
  • 50 squats, with 2 x 25 lb. dumbbells
  • 110 bench dips

Day 6:

  • 100 push-ups
  • 150 sit-ups
  • 5:10 planking
  • 30 squats, with 2 x 25 lb. dumbbells
  • 135 bench dips

For some reason, I couldn’t manage 50 squats, today. No matter. It was enough.

What’s really surprising me is how close I’m getting to the goals, already and it has only been two weeks. I didn’t believe I would be able to reach all of these goals within just six weeks, but it looks like I’m going to blow past them.

I’ve already reached my squat goal. I’m at 100 push-ups, just not in a single set. I’m half-way to the sit-up goal and my planking goal. and I’ve only got 15 more dips to go, before I reach that one. Then, it’s just a matter of reducing the sets and increasing the repetitions, until I’m able to complete each of these exercises within a single set. This now seems very doable. Well, except for the planking. 10 solid minutes of planking in a single set still seems impossible to me, but we’ll see.