hello everyone! i'm still in a surprisingly good mood from the weekend, which is even more impressive seeing as i started out this week with my annual visit to the ladyparts doctor, which is SUCH A FUN WAY to wake up on a monday morning, wouldn't you agree?
(aside: i didn't think the paper gown situation could get more awkward / demeaning than it already was, considering it was a PAPER GOWN that opens in the front and all, but i was wrong! today's ensemble was the normal paper gown, open in front, and the paper.. sheet, i guess, to go over my knees, just like normal. or so i thought. turns out i no longer get a paper gown; i get a paper.. how to put this... bolero jacket. a cropped, open-front, paper vest, basically. and a piece of tissue paper to go over my knees. yowza.)
ANYWAY. sunday continued to be nearly as delightful as saturday, and even involved a thorough (and much needed) cleansing of my bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen, as well as the completion of 90% of my laundry. i have NO IDEA what inspired this sudden burst of productivity this weekend, but it was quite the pleasant surprise.
so today marks day 1 of my 100 push up challenge, which i have decided to do for no particular reason other than i think it would be pretty cool to have upper body strength for a change. several people have warned me that it's pretty unlikely that i will want the upper body of someone who can do 100 push ups, which is a good point.... except that my body is so hilariously resistant to building muscle mass that i'm not actually too worried. even when i AM strong and muscular, i really, really don't LOOK strong and muscular. my body doesn't believe in muscle definition. or large biceps. AS FAR AS I KNOW, anyway. i reserve the right to quit partway through the 6 weeks if a) i start not fitting into my clothes due to how hugely muscular i become, b) i start scaring men with my veiny arms, or c) ok, i actually can't think of anything else. i was going to put something about being able to bounce my pec muscles independently, like dudes who lift a lot, except i actually think that would be AWESOME AND HILARIOUS and just about the BEST PARTY TRICK EVER, so i'm secretly hoping that does happen.
anyway. day one of 100 push ups: completed. i'm starting at level one, so i did four rounds of 2 push ups each this morning, plus the final "max out" round where i did 5. my friend silvia (who seriously needs a blog... i think i'm 75% of the way to convincing her to start one, right silvia?) is doing it with me, so we'll be push up queens together. or will both quit halfway through when we start having manly upper bodies, whichever comes first.