Out with the old, in with the new! 2014 is coming to a close, and 2015 is literally just around the corner. With the new year, comes a new determination and new focus -on YOU! 2015 is the year to focus on yourself and be the best YOU that you can possibly be. The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is here to help you out -we will challenge you and encourage you along the way with fitness challenges, workout calendars, and weight loss challenges. You will never be alone in your journey! This month’s free fitness calendar is appropriately titled “New Year, New You: A 31-Day Squat and Push-Up Challenge.”
To kickoff 2015, we will be throwing a party in the form of squats and push-ups! You did NOT just groan, did you? Put on your party hat, blow your noisemaker, then drop and give me twenty!
Kidding… sort of.
Below, you will find two separate workout calendars -one for squats, one for push-ups. Print them both out and hang them up on your fridge. Get to know each other, you’re about to become best friends.
Looking to lose weight, too? Lucky for you, we have two brand-spankin’ new weight loss challenges starting on January 5th! You can find all the details on these challenges here! Break out those skinny jeans, because you will be wearing them in no time!
If you haven’t already printed out the calendars, do so now… I’ll wait. Hang them somewhere you will see them every single day. For the next 31 days, you will be squatting and push-upping until you can squat and push-up no more. You will eat, breathe, and sleep these exercises.
Before we start, go take before and after pictures of yourself. Hurry! You won’t believe your eyes come February! Also, make sure you join our New Year, New You 31-Day Squat & Push-up Challenge Facebook Event, where you will find other challengers and can check in daily! Accountability is key!
Rest days are provided every five days to give you a chance to let your muscles recoup. As with all of our monthly workout calendars, these daily exercises are intended to supplement and enhance your current fitness routine.
Stay aware of your form at all times! It’s quality, not quantity that counts. If you find the daily total too difficult to achieve, just do as many as you can, or break it up into smaller sets. If you need to modify your push-ups, do so! Think the challenge is too easy? Add in weights or a kettlebell while you are squatting and maybe a clap with each push-up! This workout is for YOU. Challenge yourself, but not to the point of injury.
Push-ups: Check out this article for proper push-up form, as well as modified versions of the basic push-up.
Squats: What is the proper form for squats? This video will demonstrate!
The Workout Calendars
Looking to tone other areas of your body? We have a full library of free workout calendars for you to choose from.
For workout tips, weight loss info, and daily inspiration, like our Facebook page! And don’t forget to join in on the official New Year, New You: A 31-Day Squat and Push-up Challenge event page!
You asked and we listened! Now you can click to add the calendar directly to your Google calendar!
We are not medical doctors or licensed medical experts. Before starting any diet or exercise program, please consult with your doctor.