Norm wrote: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 some 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(unofficial), 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!
Your post almost made me cry. I know what an accomplishment that is! I have had so much difficulty with my knees and feet that anything physical is awesome. Keep up the good work. Do you go to yoga classes, or do them on your own? I've never tried yoga, but The Wellness Center here in the Columbus, OH area has yoga classes. It is a low fat, vegan wellness health center run by well-known speaker and naturopathic Dr. Pam Popper and Chef Del Stoufe who is writing the new Forks Over Knives Cookbook.