cart-splits Created with Sketch.
cart-splits Created with Sketch.
Your Bag
Your Bag is Empty
  • {property.value}

The 30 Day Push-Up Challenge

The 30 Day Push-Up Challenge

 The 30-Day Challenge

As an Aries, I've always been driven and goal-oriented, sometimes to my detriment.  I’ll get laser focused on something, but then the multi-tasker takes on more and more until I’m overwhelmed.  This is one reason why I’ve always shuttered at New Year’s resolutions.  I love the idea of resolutions, but it’s daunting to make promises to yourself that you are accountable for through an ENTIRE YEAR.  Sure, some resolutions are not quantifiable and/or results driven, (“I will be more patient,” “I will take time to stop and smell the roses,”) but, as a lover of challenge and a limits-tester, I enjoy the idea of putting my mind to something that will make me feel physically better, stronger, happier.  So, this year, rather than resolving to, “Drink less wine,” “Dine out less frequently,” or “Hit the gym more,” I decided to try something with a shorter timeline…the 30-Day Push-Up Challenge.

While trolling through Facebook, I noticed one of my friends posted that she was doing the 30-Day Push-Up Challenge.  The lowdown: Do 100 push-ups a day for 30-days straight.  My first reaction was, “This woman is nuts!”  But I admired her dedication, so I *liked* her post, and shared the link with my virtual friend-base.  I was SO surprised at the overwhelming and immediate response from people saying they were "IN".  What had I gotten myself in to???!!!  What started off as an innocent *like* turned into a slew of daily posts from friends (and friends of friends of friends) heckling and encouraging each other through the process.  One incredibly organized person even created a Google doc with everyone's name and a field to record our daily push-up count.  By day 7, many of us were super sore and ready to throw in the towel, but then came the huge outpouring of motivation from others, encouraging that we stay the course.

We shared tips on our different "strategies" for getting 100 push-ups done a day…some did sets of 25 broken up with some stomach crunches, some did 10 sets of 10 with brief rests in between, and one beast banged out all 100 in one shot (yes, SHE did...and no, it wasn't me!).  I know you might be thinking, “This is NOT for me.  I can barely do 10 push-ups, let alone 100!”  That’s where you are mistaken. The 30-Day Push-up Challenge is for everybody because you can get them done any way you want, and on your own timeline.  Begin with sets of 5.  Start on your knees.  Sneak a few in while you are getting ready for work, a few more on your lunch break, and finish up after you put the kids to bed.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

As I write this, we are about halfway through the challenge.  Some days are harder than others, and there have definitely been days when I’m just not in the mood, but today marks the 1,400 push-up mark, and I’ve done every single one.  Sure, I could easily fudge my numbers, and add a few extra to the Google doc.  The contest is totally on the honor system; but just knowing I have that group to support and motivate me, and that they are going through the same challenge that I am, has helped power me through.

For me, the 30-Day Push-Up Challenge is not only about doing 3,000 push-ups in a month, but rather, a reminder that we are never alone in our healthy endeavors.  There’s a whole world out there in cyberspace filled with like-minded people looking to connect.   

Are you ready for the challenge?  Here's what you need to get started:

  1. Read through proper form and injury prevention tips.
  2. Pick your start date and write it in your calendar.  You don’t have to wait until the first of the month.  Get going today!
  3. Download your tracker.  Print it out and post it on your fridge or in your cubical.
  4. Get social to get motivated. Forward the challenge to friends, and share your progress on Facebook and Twitter. 


Please share your progress with me, and reach out if you need a boost!


img source: instagram.com/dinaivas

AUTHOR: Dina Ivas 

img source: http://davidhauserman.com/blog/page/2/


Search Splits59
Abbot Bra - Black
Abbot Bra - Neon
Aerial 7/8 Tight - Black Dusty Blue
Aerial 7/8 Tight - Indigo Marigold
Aim Tank - Black
AirWeight Bra - Black
AirWeight High Waist 7/8 Tight - Black
AirWeight High Waist 7/8 Tight - Walnut
AirWeight High Waist Short - Black
All Star Tight - Heather Blocked
All Time Tear Away Pant - Black
Apres Pullover - Black Dusty Blue
Apres Pullover - Heather White Marigold
Apres Pullover - Sunset
Apres Sweatpant - Black Dusty Blue
Apres Sweatpant - Forest
Apres Sweatpant - Heather Grey
Apres Sweatpant - Heather White Marigold
Apres Sweatpant - Off White
Ashby Tank - Black
Ashby Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Ashby Tank - Sol
Ashby Tank - Sunglow
Ashby Tank - White
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Azure
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Indigo
Bardot High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot High Waist Tight - Heather Grey
Base High Waist Tight - Black
Base High Waist Tight - Harbor
Bonus High Waist Tight - Black
Brooks Tight - Black
Brushback Tank - Off White Red
Carla High Waist Tight - Black
Caroline Seamless Bra - Black Heather Grey
Caroline Seamless Bra - Black White
Caroline Seamless Bra - Dk. Forest White
Caroline Seamless Bra - Royal White
Caroline Seamless Bra - White Heather Grey
Cool Down Pant - Black
Crossover Bra - Black
Crossover Bra - Indigo
Darci Tank - Black
Darci Tank - Walnut
Defender Long Sleeve - Black Off White
Defender Long Sleeve - Maroon Maple
Distance Tight - Red
Distance Tight - Vintage Blue
Double Play Tight - Black Off White
Drea Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Drifter Tank - Black
Drifter Tank - Heather White
Drill Tight - Indigo Heather
Dugout Full Zip Jacket - Army
Edie High Waist Tight - Black
Edie High Waist Tight - Dk. Forest
Edie High Waist Tight - Maple
Endurance Hoodie Vest - Black
Fame 7/8 Pant - Indigo
Flash Tight - Black Grey Surf
Fly Crop Tank - Harbor Off White
Focus Bra - Army
Focus Bra - Black
Freestyle High Waist Tight - Black Indigo
Freestyle High Waist Tight - Indigo Sunset
Gift Card
Give Jacket - Field Print
Glow 7/8 Tight - Indigo Multi
Go Short - Field Print
Halfback Crop Hoodie - Black
Halfback Crop Hoodie - Forest
Halfback Crop Hoodie - Grey Mesh
Hall Full Zip Jacket - Indigo
Header Tank - Black Dk. Forest
Hill Zip Away Pant - Midnight Off White
Hill Zip Away Pant - Surf Off White
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Azure Blocked
Horizon 7/8 Tight - Surf Off White
Icon Sweatpant - Black
Incline Tight - Black
Jillian Pullover - Heather Grey
Jillian Pullover - Off White
Jordan Tight - Black
Jordan Tight - Black Sol
Jordan Tight - Indigo Dk. Forest
Kinney High Waist 7/8 Tight - Neon
Kinney High Waist 7/8 Tight - Sunrise Ombre
Kym Tight - Heather Grey
Layover Pullover - Black
Leona Crop Tank - Black
Leona Crop Tank - Heather Grey
Leona Crop Tank - Off White
Leona Crop Tank - Sunset
Lincoln Bralette - Black Off White
Lincoln Bralette - Off White
Link High Waist Short - Indigo Multi
Loren Rib Seamless Bra - Indigo Rib
Loren Rib Seamless Bra - Maroon Rib
Loren Rib Seamless Bra - Off White Rib
Loren Seamless Bra - Black
Loren Seamless Bra - Heather Grey
Loren Seamless Bra - Malibu
Loren Seamless Bra - Sunset
Loren Seamless Bra - Tangerine
Loren Seamless Bra - White
Marina Sweat Pant - Dusty Violet
Marta Tank - Black Off White
Marta Tank - Maple Off White
Match Bra - Embossed Black
Match Bra - Embossed Forest
Midfield Tight - Walnut Off White
Morgan Bra - Black
Morgan Bra - Black Multi
Morgan Bra - Dk. Forest
Morgan Bra - Indigo Marigold
Morgan Bra - Indigo Multi
Morgan Bra - Maple
Morgan Bra - Off White Indigo
Motion Bra - Azure Off White
Motion Bra - Harbor Off White
Naomi Jacket - Black
Overtime 7/8 Tight - Embossed Black
Overtime 7/8 Tight - Embossed Forest
Parachute Tank - Black
Parachute Tank - Heather Off White
Pin Tank - Black
Pin Tank - Indigo
Pin Tank - Marigold
Pitcher Tight - Black Off White
Qualifier Seamless Capri - Black
Ramp Pullover - Off White
Ramp Pullover - Surf Off White
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Indigo
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Indigo
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Walnut
Raquel Flared Tight - Black
Raquel Flared Tight - Black Indigo Stripe
Raquel Flared Tight - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight - Indigo
Raquel Flared Tight - Indigo Black Stripe
Raquel Flared Tight - Walnut
Raquel High Waist Flared Tight (LONG) - Black
Raquel High Waist Flared Tight - Black
Raquel High Waist Flared Tight - White
Reena 7/8 Pant - Black
Reena 7/8 Pant - Indigo Off White
Reena 7/8 Pant - Sunset
Rocket Tank - Dusty Violet
Rose High Waist Capri - Black Off White
Rose High Waist Capri - Midnight Neon
Sage Tank - Maroon
Sage Tank - Off White
Shine Hoodie - Black
Shine Hoodie - Vintage Blue
Slide Pant - Black
Slide Pant - Vintage Blue
Sprint Short - Army
Sprint Short - Black
Stand Bra - Black
Stride Capri - Black
Strike 7/8 Pant - Army
Strike 7/8 Pant - Off White
Swing Tank - Black
Tag Cropped Tank - Midnight
Tag Cropped Tank - Neon
Tag Cropped Tank - Off White
Tag Cropped Tank - Surf
Tendu Stirrup Tight - Black
Toni Tank - Black
Toni Tank - Dk. Forest
Toni Tank - Indigo
Toni Tank - Maple
Toni Tank - Off White
Toni Tank - Royal
Tryout Short - Off White
Turf Hoodie - Black
Turf Hoodie - Maroon
Venice Tight - Black Dk. Forest
Venice Tight - Black Maple
Venice Tight - Black Royal
Venice Tight - Dk. Forest Black
Venice Tight - Off White Indigo
Victory High Waist 7/8 Tight - Dk. Forest Blocked
Victory High Waist 7/8 Tight - Indigo Black
WarmUp Pullover - Black
WarmUp Pullover - Heather White
WarmUp Pullover - Indigo
WarmUp Pullover - Off White Forest
WarmUp Pullover - Royal Heather
Wave 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black Vintage Blue