Today marks a milestone that excites me as much as any other I've passed, and more than most! In fact, I think I am happier over today's accomplishment than any other I've reached so far!!
I did my first push-up today! It wasn't pretty and it wasn't graceful, but it was all mine! I have been trying to do a push-up since April 23rd. Back then I couldn't even hold a plank position for very long and I couldn't lower all the way down without collapsing to the floor. The best I could do was to lower and hold for as long as I could and slowly work my way to being able to lower all the way. Forget about getting back up!
Until about a week ago the best I could do was lower all the way. Then I could come back up just a tiny bit... hardly noticeable if you were watching, but I noticed! In the past few days I've been able to come up just a bit further... and today, just as I was about to quite and congratulate myself for coming up a bit further than ever before I realized I was still moving... so I gave it all I had and before I knew it I was all the way back up!!
So today, June 21st, 2012, the first full day of Summer, a mere 17 days after starting DDP Yoga, weighing in at 295 pounds, I did my first push-up in more than a decade!!
I credit the DDP Yoga as much as anything else. It is really building up my strength. I am pleased!
-Norm aka John Smith