Today’s Fit Mission is inspired by and dedicated to my friend Melina and her co-worker Iisha.
Melina, who has herself lost more than 50 pounds, told me that she and Iisha are stopping for a moment every hour to do 10 pushups. By the end of their workday, they do 100 pushups or so.
Well, this inspired me. I thought–wow, if I do 10 pushups for every waking hour, I could skip a few and get my 100 in easily.
(And friends, I can even do pushups in my “big shoes”–AKA platform wedges–so no excuses!)
Ten pushups is nothing, but there’s no way I could do 100 at once. But the benefits are still there–so that’s why today’s mission asks you to do the same.
So that’s the mission today: Ten pushups every hour for ten hours.
Need to Modify?
If your doctor says you’re healthy enough to exercise but you can’t do pushups, that’s ok! Do ANY kind of exercise for about one to two minutes each hour for ten hours. Some alternatives include situps, pullups, marching in place, arm lifts or anything else that is safe and makes you feel good.
You might also consider doing less pushups each hour, or less hours in a row. Remember, this is all about you and you need to do what feels right for your body. And don’t forget–always check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise program.
Let’s do this! I’ll do it with you.
Will you do today’s Fit Mission? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below!
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Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.