101/1001 (16)

15 Jul

One task completed this week:

Manage ten real sit-ups.  (10/10)

I’ve been gradually building up from one and I reached ten a while back, but Spud told me I was doing them wrong so I had to start again.

We have been encouraging each other.  He will walk into the room and quietly ask, ‘Have you done your sit-ups today?’  The answer is always ‘No.’  He then barks at me to drop and give him three-seven-nine-whatever number I’m up to, plus one.

I did my first proper ten yesterday and I can already feel the difference in my stomach: intense pain and an inability to straighten up.

We are encouraging each other for two reasons: to get fit, and to get girls (that last bit is just him).  He has reached 50 sit-ups, 50 press-ups, morning and evening; and ten pull-ups on the crossbar of the swings in the park.  He excitedly showed his Dad and I the real lump in his bicep that has started to appear; not one of those imaginary ones we’ve been feeling since he was three.

He is also fixing up his bike and intends to ride it many miles every day.  I guess the child is serious.  Those girls had better look out: there’s a new boy in town and he’s got a bumpy bicep.


Don’t forget to click the links on the right, under 101/1001ers, to see how everyone else is doing.  And think about joining us!

25 Responses to “101/1001 (16)”

  1. Cindy July 15, 2011 at 15:28 #

    I was always partial to a lad with a bumpy bicep …


    • Tilly Bud July 15, 2011 at 17:26 #

      Bit too young for you…though he does like his food 🙂


  2. mairedubhtx July 15, 2011 at 16:17 #

    Good for you! I keep saying I’m going to start using the exercise room here but I play too much on the computer and read and find other things to do. I will pay for this soon.


    • Tilly Bud July 15, 2011 at 17:26 #

      You have an exercise room? How wonderful 🙂


  3. kiwidutch July 15, 2011 at 17:10 #

    Good for you Tilly!
    You do them knees bent with arms behind your neck? I hate doing them but force myself sometimes, it would be better to force myself more regularly but motivation is lacking, there’s *always” something nicer to do than sit-ups and that something needs doing right now doesn’t it?
    Now onwards to 20?


  4. gigihawaii July 15, 2011 at 17:25 #

    Both of you are still young and can do all of those horrible exercises. Go for it! lol


    • Tilly Bud July 15, 2011 at 17:27 #

      Not quite young and barely doing them, but horrible, yes 🙂


  5. Pseu July 15, 2011 at 17:25 #

    I’m hoping my hedge cutting will get me fit again….


    • Tilly Bud July 15, 2011 at 17:27 #

      Have a word with Gigi, she’s just murdered hers 🙂


  6. Pseu July 15, 2011 at 17:25 #

    I have a lot of hedges.


    • Tilly Bud July 15, 2011 at 17:28 #

      Then you should be fit. You don’t cycle with the mister?


  7. vivienne Blake July 15, 2011 at 20:12 #

    Bravo, Spud – you keep her at it, and she’ll have to alter her profile as she’ll have become young and slender again.


  8. kateshrewsday July 15, 2011 at 21:32 #

    What steely determination! A stark contrast to my neighbour’s son, who has suddenly decided he wants to go into the Navy, but can’t quite gather the stamina to go for a run….


    • Tilly Bud July 16, 2011 at 11:36 #

      Tory Boy was like that, then found a girlfriend: suddenly, he’s mad for exercise. 🙂


  9. earlybird July 16, 2011 at 07:45 #

    Good progress! I’m impressed, Till! Glad to hear Spud is keeping you up to the mark 😉


  10. gobetweenflames July 16, 2011 at 13:23 #

    Good luck to the both of you 😀


  11. sarsm July 16, 2011 at 15:33 #

    That’s so sweet!!


  12. nrhatch July 16, 2011 at 15:45 #

    You go, girl!


  13. We're Jumpin' July 17, 2011 at 03:10 #

    Great idea!


  14. eof737 July 18, 2011 at 02:43 #

    I dislike sit-ups but I applaud your effort… Go get em Tilly! 🙂



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