Los Angeles, CA

10,000 Push Ups in 10 Days. 

That’s what I did.

Day 8, #8,000, push ups, 10,000 push ups

Day 8, #8,000.  In the yard at Gold’s Gym in Venice.

Why?

To raise money for a children’s health charity, The Alliance for a Healthy Generation, and because I love a challenge, I love to help people, and I’m a little bit crazy!

Day 2, #1,630 with one of my Champion clients. push ups, 10,000 push ups

Day 2, #1,630 with one of my Champion clients, Cindy.

When?

November 13 – 22, 2013

Where?

Wherever I was throughout the day!

I didn’t stop my life to do it, I just made it happen.
In the coffee shop waiting for the decaf to brew, at the car dealership waiting for my car to be serviced, at the gas station, at home, on the sidewalks during my morning walk, with all my clients and even some random people who got inspired!

 

How?

I don’t imagine I have ever done more than 300 push ups in one day, so 1,000 a day was intense.  I knew I could do it when I broke it down into hours.  However, after a test day I did, I realized that I have a ton more energy in the morning, so I would get about 400 in before my first client at 7am, and then make the rest happen throughout the day.

Day 4, #4,000 with my 11 and 14 year old Champions!

Day 4, #4,000 with my 12 and 14 year old Champions, Amelia and Abby!

It was hard.  There were times I was in pain but did them anyway.
Holding boxing mits for my clients was tough on my shoulders but I never let them know it, I just winced inside.

A few people said this couldn’t be done, but I let that fuel me instead of bring me down!

I stayed focused, kept it simple, stayed positive and only took it one day at a time.  One set of 15-50 push ups at a time.  I didn’t think about the 10,000 and I didn’t count down the days. I just did it.

Beyond the actual pushups, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it if I didn’t take care of myself all day, every single one of the 10 days.
My routine of self-care was a full time job, I was busy.  If I wasn’t doing push ups I was stretching, icing my shoulders in the car, getting massages and had several visits to the amazing team at Chiropractic West

How it all came together and other pertinent info.

I also continued to eat clean, drank plenty of water, abstained from alcohol, and increased my consumption of tumeric, ginger and coconut water to help with inflammation and muscle function.

Like I said, I was busy. But it worked like a charm!  I was stronger on Day 10 than any other day!

Day 7, #6,650. All smiles with the Amazing Anne who did 120 of them with me that day!

Day 7, #6,650. All smiles with the Amazing Anne who did 120 of them with me that day!

Again, why?!

Day 9, #8,925 with 5 year old Jonah! We did 25 together! He IS the Healthier Generation!

Day 9, #8,925 with 5 year old Jonah! We did 25 together! He IS the Healthier Generation!

To  raise money for The Alliance for a Healthier Generation!
As of today, I raised $3,388 thanks to the generosity of many!

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.

*Click the link below to be directed to my fundraising page on Crowdrise.*

  10,000 Pushups for A Healthier Generation 

*And click here to watch my final 25 pushups on the 10th day!*

What is your 10,000?  GO GET IT.

 

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