August Challenge: “Push It!”

BAMs, August is staring us in the face. That month where we have the dog days of summer, the onset of back-to-school commercials, and that strange feeling of being in no-man’s land – somewhere between vacation and the regular routine that September will bring.

It also will bring us a brand new baby BAM.

That’s right, First Lady Linda will be lovingly pushing a little boy BAM into the world in August, and as fit and badass as she is, we know she could use some virtual encouragement and support from the #BAMily.

So to help us all help Linda, we are thrilled to bring you PUSH IT, push-ups, squats, and core work. For our long-time BAMs, this will bring back memories of those crazy days last winter when we started our 30-day challenges. For our newbies, well, you’re in for a treat.

It’s going to be challenging, but nothing like what Linda will be doing, so let’s all jump on this one with renewed energy, and snap out of those doldrums of summer.

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You can find the link to the program we have chosen here. (As usual, we did not create this challenge. All credit goes to Marc Hemingway, whose terrific blog http://hemingwayrun.com is on the other end of this link. Definitely check out his story in the “about” section.) You will also find a handy-dandy downloadable chart that you can stick on your fridge to remind you to be badass each day.

A couple of things:

  1. As with all of our challenges, this is scaleable. Don’t be frightened by the number of squats or push-ups or whatever. Do what you can – the idea is to set a realistic goal so you can gradually do more each day.
  2. Do SOMETHING every day.
  3. Feel free to spread the workouts throughout the day. It’s much less overwhelming to do three sets of ten than one set of 30. Have a few minutes while waiting for the kettle to boil, the laundry to spin, or the printer to spit out your presentation? Drop and do a set!
  4. Tweet us, using the hashtag #PushIt (be careful to use the capital P and I or you may type something you don’t want to!), and let us know how it’s going. If you’re having trouble staying on it, SHARE WITH US! You’ll get instant support and motivation. BAM @CoachPrawn may even send you a funny distraction.

We start August 1st, so we have a few days to get our core strong so we can virtually help Linda puuuuuush it when it’s time.

Let’s do this thing and Pu-Pu-Pu-Push It! Push it Real Good!

Love and emojis, as always,

Your First Ladies (Linda, Ruth, and Sarah)

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