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My #ToneUp Summer Fitness Goal: A Push-Ups Challenge

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During tonight’s #ToneUp Twitter Party with @MAMIVERSE, they challenged us to state one fitness goal we would publicly commit to this summer. I instantly thought of push-ups. When I was studying karate for 5 years as a teenager, I had a lot of arm strength. We would do sets of push-ups as part of every warm-up. During karate camp, there was a push-up contest and I was set on winning. I think the winner was determined by who did the most push-ups throughout the day. You had to have someone watch you and sign a booklet. I actually did win, so that was fun.

At the time, I clearly remember that I was able to drop and do a set of 50 push-ups at once.  It’s hard to believe now that I was capable of this. I definitely took my strength for granted.

Now, doing 50 push-ups has always been a goal that I’d like to be able to accomplish again. Right now, I can do about 17 push-ups comfortably in one set. So, it’s officially ON. I will do push-ups every day and work on my arm strength.  At the end of the summer, I will make a video so you can watch me do 50 solid, real push-ups. Here we go!

Latinas Creating Positive Change #OrgullosaProject Twitter Party 6/5

Tonight I participated in a wonderful #ToneUp Twitter Party with @MAMIVERSE where we discussed all things fitness. It was an enjoyable, fast-moving conversation and I was able to connect with some new Latinas online.

One of my goals has recently been to revamp my Twitter presence and participate in more chats. I just got an invite for a chat through Facebook, and I wanted to post about it. Maybe you’d like to join the discussion too!

It’s the Latinas Creating Positive Change #OrgullosaProject Twitter Party. Latina Mom Bloggers (@LatinaMomBlogs), @Orgullosa, and lifestyle expert Evette Rios (@EvrRios) are hosting. You can join by using the hashtag #OrgullosaProject next Wednesday, June 5 at 9pm EST.  I like the focus on non-profit and social change, even if it does come from a large company.

Let me tell you one tip about how I set up for a Twitter party. I always open two tabs: one with Twitter and my @s and the other with TweetChat.com to follow the hashtag. It keeps me engaged in the conversation while allowing me to also remain aware of who’s interacting with my posts.

RSVP for the Twitter party here: http://www.latinamombloggers.com/join-us-for-the-latinas-creating-positive-change-orgullosaproject-twitter-party/

Hope to see you at the party!