This one requires that I record things now and compare them with my progress a month later, hopefully with improvement.
I belong to a small neighborhood gym, which I go to sporadically, so I went this morning with this requirement in mind.
¼-mile walk/run. I got on the treadmill and warmed up at a jog for a bit, then I cranked it up as fast as I felt I could go and started keeping track of how long it took me to run a quarter mile. I did it in 2 min, 5 sec. It occurs to me that a treadmill really isn’t the best way to do this–it sets up an artificial barrier. Next time I’ll measure off a quarter mile and just run it, if I can.
Pull-ups. I did 11, which is actually better than I thought I’d do. I tried not to hold back on any of these–I want to give it my all now and see if I really get much better in a month, but I’m still pretty sure I could have done a few more of each of these if I’d really tried. Maybe my improvement over the next 30 days will be more self discipline.
Push-ups. I only did 15 in a set, but keep in mind that I’d just finished the run and the pull-ups. No, never mind, that doesn’t make it any better at all.