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July Push Up Challenge – Join Me!

Good morning lovelies! Am I the only one struggling to believe that it’s already July?! One thing that I want to start working on is providing more than just recipes, because I’m more than a chef! I’m a wife, a mom, a health coach, and an entrepreneur. As a combination of all those things, I’m also incredibly busy. You feel me? My workouts keep taking a backseat to everything else going on, so I created the July Push Up Challenge! I can totally handle 5-10 minutes a day to get some killer arms, and I’m hoping you’ll join me!

Real talk. I never used to understand those women who complained about arm flab. In my young twenties, I just didn’t get it. Who really struggled with that, and why was it an issue? Oh how I miss the days of naturally taut skin and barely having to workout to make an impact. Two kids and ten years later, I GET IT. My arms need more than a little definition, and this mama has to work for it to see a difference. But if we do push ups for an entire month, imagine how GOOD our guns will look?

Now I don’t want you to think that I’m some sort of crazy, fit person. On the contrary! I didn’t work out nearly as much as I intended to while I was pregnant, thanks to the constant nausea and lack of energy. So I’m just now getting back to it, but I can barely do one real push up. Can’t do all the reps at once? Try breaking them into sets. For example, if it calls for 50 bench push ups, try doing 2 sets of 25, or 5 sets of 10! And if you need a rest day, take it. Listen to your body and do what’s right for you.

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We’re starting slow week one with push ups against the wall. This is still tough enough that I’m already sore after day 1! Then week two we move down to a bench or a chair. Don’t have either? Try using your kitchen counter! Week three we’re doing push ups on our knees, aka “girly” push ups. Trust me, they won’t seem so girly after you do 50! And to finish the month, we’ll be doing full-on, plank-style push ups.

Like I mentioned before, break it up into sets if you need to, and have a rest day when needed. When the going gets tough, remember why you started. YOU CAN DO THIS! So join me, and let’s rock this challenge! If you post about it on Instagram or Facebook, tag me @thesamanthaelaine so I can cheer you on! And use the hashtag #JulyPushUpChallenge

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