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One Hundred Pushup Challenge and Midweek Blog Roundup

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I’ve decided to join my colleagues like J.D. by taking the One Hundred Pushup Challenge. I started on Monday and I plan to continue with my second day of training Wednesday evening. I’ve been meaning to improve my health and fitness — I promise myself to do so every year but find it hard to summon the motivation despite its importance — but this might be a communal way to kick-start my health endeavors. Also, a co-worker keeps trying to get me to go with her to the gym to take her husband’s weight class, so I may give in soon.

Here are a few articles from the Money Blog Network that caught my eye recently.

Five Cent Nickel explains how he hacked his MPG and increased his gas-mileage by 15%. He was able to do this without dangerously “hypermiling.” By accelerating gradually, anticipating braking, and minimizing air conditioner usage, he’s saving more than $0.50 per gallon.

Circumventing Realtors and Negotiating Directly. Here Free Money Finance asks some questions about working directly with sellers, spurred by a comment left by a visitor. I found GeekMan’s comments on this post interesting.

Get Rich Slowly shared a personal letter from his father to him from when he was a teenager, full of financial and life advice. I particularly like numbers 4 and 6.

No Credit Needed was recently featured in Money Magazine for this blogger’s life without credit cards. He talks about this here.

In response to Zero to One Million: How I Built A Company to $1 Million in Sales… And How You Can, Too., Wise Bread presents 16 Ways to Get Money for Your Business.

With deals aplenty, Mighty Bargain Hunter warns that buying a cheap gas-guzzler may backfire.

Social Security Death Benefits. Cathy, filling in for JLP at AllFinancialMatters, explains what she learned about these particular benefits.

Updated December 29, 2010 and originally published June 18, 2008.

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avatar 1 Anonymous

I’m giving this a shot as well. I’ve been reading about J.D., Jim, Five Cent Nickel, etc. and it seems like so many people are getting into it.

Looks like we are on the same schedule since I completed day 2 today myself. If we can do 100 pushups in 6 weeks, it might not be getting fit that slowly.

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avatar 2 Anonymous

don’t get discouraged if this plan for 6 weeks doesn’t work, …

I’ve tried my own plan, that was far more intense than this, and I got plenty of rest, sleep and healthy food. I could not get past 88 push-ups. I worked for months. I’m back down to 64 push ups and it seems according to this chart and challenge, I should be able to reach 100 in 1 week.

To be bluntly honest, this program seems like total crap to me. Maybe I am missing something though…

on the bright side, doing push-ups, imo is the best exercise there is, and made a vast difference in my looks and energy, but you know, I had my heart set on that magic number!

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avatar 3 Anonymous

I have lost some weight via a permanent diet an regular exercise. better than a fad ’cause it’s got to last. gave up donuts and crackers…kept the beer though…

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