Saturday, May 28, 2016

30-30-30 Push-Up and Squat Challenge

We are all busy moms, we all have way too much on our plates with kids schools, end of year programs and now with summer starting camps and various activities to entertain the kids at home.  But if you're like me, you still want to think of ways to get fit and get your body back.  It is summer, but so what.  It is not too late to start getting in shape, it never is.  Are you doing this for yourself or for other moms to be jealous of your bikini body? Well, it can be both, but you gotta get to work right now.

I was talking to my bestie at the gym yesterday and she was telling that she used to do 30 push-ups and 30 squats a day before having kids.  So I thought why not do a 30 Day, 30 Push-Ups and 30 Squats Challenge? I have seen challenges out there where you increase the number of sets each day and you end up doing 3000 push-ups and 10000 squats.  That's not my goal here; I couldn't take the time to do 100 push-ups a day at the end of 30 days.  No way!!! I have kids, they need to eat dinner, they need to be bathed and my house needs daily picking up.  I am a mom! So ideally, I would start small and end with a whopping number of push-ups and squats and win a medal for my hard work.  Realistically, I am busy, you are busy, we are all busy, so I thought my friend’s number of 30 push-ups and 30 squats was pretty reasonable.  


Start today or wait until the beginning of the month, it doesn't matter when you start it, the important is to start.  

Start small if you want, do 10 of each in the morning, then 10 in the afternoon and 10 at night. Cannot do push-ups on your toes yet? Do them on your knees at first and try a couple on your toes, increase the number as you go.  Be honest with yourself.  I started mine today and I couldn't do more than 10 push-ups at the time.  I'm up to 20 as I write this.  I need 10 more to finish for today. Easy? Not like a piece a cake or anything like that, but doable, for sure!! Then you can increase to 15 each twice a day and by the end of the month you should be able to knock out 30 each in one sitting.  Notice I don't have fancy charts to show you how many to do a day because it is simple.  Do 30 push-ups and 30 squats a day for 30 days, period!!

Why push-ups and squats? Because you can do them anywhere, wearing whatever clothes, with just your body weight.

I wanna see your pictures! Share it on Instagram and tag @wheresamommy with hashtag #30DayPushUpSquat 

Just so you know, by the time I finished posting this (you know I got up 1000 times to tend to my kids while writing this) I had also finished by last 10 push-ups and squats.  All done of today!!