In this video, I explain another way to meet the salad requirement and I also explain how those of you who are beginners can succeed on the pushup and/or lunge portion of this challenge.

Salad for Breakast: 2-3 cups spinach cooked, 2 scrambled eggs, top with salsa
Pushup Tips: If the assignment seems daunting, then do small sets. Complete 10 pushups upon waking, at work, before dinner, and before bedtime. Do a little bit here and there. Doing it this way will allow your muscles to rest so you can achieve your goal. You don’t have to do it all at once, if you are a beginner. My advanced people should aim to do as many reps as possible on each attempt.

How’s everyone doing? I’m 4 salads in and 80 pushups down.


Slomo · 12/08/2011 at 8:18 pm

Also, I’m REALLY sore. Walkin real funny.

Slomo · 12/08/2011 at 4:49 pm

@ Leah – Even though we are all sharing what we’ve done, this is in no way about comparing ourselves to each other. The sharing is to hold ourselves accountable – if I share what I still need to do then it makes it something real and putting it out there gives me motivation to complete the assignment. Knowing that I want to report that I’m making progress also motivates me to make that progress. Don’t compare yourself to anyone – you moitivated yourself to do those 70 lunges, which is 70 lunges more than you would have done without this challenge, and both of those are things to be proud of and happy about! If you can barely walk now, that means you were WORKIN and that’s what matters – get it! I”m proud of you.

Leah · 12/08/2011 at 3:24 pm

OK so am I the only one sore…..I have 4 salads down. Mike had 130 pushups as of last night and I (with my head hung in shame) could only do 20 lunges per leg totaling 70 per leg. I have a long way to go but I can barely walk now.

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 2:17 pm

@Hollywood. You getting close. Keep up the good work.

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 2:15 pm

@nancy. Go, nancy, go! I”m proud of you!!!!! See you soon.

Nancy · 12/08/2011 at 12:28 pm

5 salads 89 pushups so far.

Hollywood · 12/08/2011 at 11:04 am

My first night doing the lunges made me dizzy. The second night, not so much dizzy, but mad sore. I’m 30 push ups and 100 lounges in. Only on salad 1 -foolish I know, but I’m being honest. Exercising makes me sleep good den a mug!

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 8:07 am

@Quynn, Yep, almond milk is okay.

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 8:06 am

@Quynn. Everything about this is fantastic!

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 8:06 am

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Angel · 12/08/2011 at 8:06 am

@Dena. This is so exciting! You’re about to hit your goal.

Dena · 12/08/2011 at 7:01 am

Can i just add, i am NOT a runner?!? So excited that I’ve accomplished more than half the miles. Can i get a woop, woop?!?! LL, im gonna be a runner again, havent done that since i was a teenager…jyst a few years agi;-) ha!

Dena · 12/08/2011 at 6:58 am

4 salads, 6:16 miles, 50 pushups, 20 lunges. I’ll work on pups and lunges today. Thanks for being such a supastar trainer…u da best!! Lovue!!

Marsha · 12/08/2011 at 5:45 am

2 salads and haven’t even started on the exercises yet. Hm mmmm…

Stacy · 12/07/2011 at 11:38 pm

I’m on my way 100 lunges , 60 pushups, 1 salad : ( lots of fruit : ) and 4 miles completed. Man I’m a little soreness. Thank you for your time.

Slomo · 12/07/2011 at 11:21 pm

Run and pushups are done (I did extras for you), still have 130 lunges and 4 salads to go.

Quynn · 12/07/2011 at 10:51 pm

I”m at 75 push ups, 100 lunges, and only 2miles cuz I had to wake up mad early, but i’ll add extra milage to my morning run tomorrow. The entire office breaks at 3:00pm to go into the studio and do our lunges and pushups. its hilarious

Quynn · 12/07/2011 at 10:49 pm

The breakfast smoothie ROCKS! I think I’ll have one every day. Is it ok to add almond milk?

Shannon · 12/07/2011 at 8:36 pm

80 pushups and 100 lunges down. Here’s to lunges in the bathroom at work!

Angie · 12/07/2011 at 7:42 pm

20 miles run, 2 salads, 150 push ups, 200 lunges each leg. pretty clear which challenge needs the most work 🙂

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:14 pm

@kerrine, glad you liked the shake. You can’t even taste the spinach!

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:13 pm

@Slomo. Brilliant idea.
@ALL, if you are doing this with co-workers, do it together at a certain time. Makes a huge difference.

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:12 pm

@Shae. You were right to avoid creamy. Technically, you can have it on this challenge but why would you. It has so many extra calories and you find great tasting dressings for less damage. I’ll write about that soon.

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:11 pm

@leah, I’m so proud of you!

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:11 pm

@Sara. You so important, with your door.

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 5:11 pm

@Deanne. Wonderful!

Sara K · 12/07/2011 at 5:10 pm

90 push-ups and 100 lunges per leg completed so far. Thankfully I have a door at work so I can close it to get some reps in during the day!

Deanne · 12/07/2011 at 4:23 pm

3 salads, 100 pushups, 100 lunges on each leg, and 4 miles down! Phew. Thanks for all the suggestions, Angel! I think I’ll try your breakfast recipe tomorrow :).

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 2:27 pm

@Leah, you better find a conference room and sneak some in. 🙂

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 2:27 pm

@jane. Get it.

Angel · 12/07/2011 at 2:27 pm

@slomo. excellent idea. For those who are doing this with colleagues, set a timer and do it together. Makes a difference. Great idea, you.

Leah · 12/07/2011 at 1:28 pm

100 lunges done and getting ready to grab my second salad now. I never thought about doing the lunges at work….hhmmmmm

shae · 12/07/2011 at 12:43 pm

2 salads down, set one of push ups and lunges done! Does the type of dressing make a difference with the salads? Trying to stay away from the creamy stuff. Thanks for the breakfast salad choices! Will be trying that tomorrow!

seejanesweat · 12/07/2011 at 12:25 pm

3 miles, 100 lunges and working on my second salad as I type this.

Aisha · 12/07/2011 at 10:57 am

2-salads and 60 pushups. I was so tired from Zumba last night I didn’t eat dinner or do any pushups. So I have some catching up to do. Today I will be downtown and will stop by favorite luxury salad chain Mixt Greens for lunch.

Slomo · 12/07/2011 at 10:40 am

I totally thought you passed out – made me a lil nervous about the spinach burning. I’m good but sore from all the pushups yesterday. My office mates and I will be doing 10 pushups and lunges/leg every hour at work today.

Kerrine Roth · 12/07/2011 at 9:54 am

2 Salads down (tried your shake, yum!)
45 Pushups, 80 Lunges (not too sore but tomorrow may be interesting)

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