💪 200 pushups per day for 1 year
As the holidays were approaching last year, I decided to give myself a physical challenge for the upcoming year.
To counter the procrastination instinct of "I'll start on the 1st of the month", I started on a random Sunday: Nov 6, 2022.
The goal was to do 200 pushups / day for 1 year.
Yesterday I successfully completed the challenge while adding a few more exercises into the mix along the way.
Here's the breakdown:
Two main takeaways:
Consistency trumps initial momentum. The real challenge isn't starting; it's maintaining that momentum on most days, with life's chaos coming your way.
Discipline > Motivation. Motivation fluctuates, but discipline is what keeps you going. Those days when you least feel like doing it are the days that contribute to your progress the most.