Maureen’s Birthday Challenge

Today I’m 56 and I’m using this opportunity to do my first video!

Have a watch.

Important dates are a good time to reflect and since I’m getting older, I’ve been thinking about what aging means to me and other people.

When I was in my 20-30s, I thought that aging = fewer possibilities. Boy, was I wrong!

Every year just keeps getting more exciting and more fulfilling. 

I accepted a challenge for my birthday to do 56 pushups – one for each of my 56 years!

I’m not doing this just to show that I can do 56 pushups. I accepted it because challenges keep me feeling young, but more than that,

I want to show that aging is not an obstacle to goals and dreams! 

This is my first video and the thought of posting this scares me more than having to do 56 pushups (but trust me, that scares me too). 

This challenge is an opportunity for me to ask you…….

  • What do you really want for your health and life? 
  • What is it that you would love to go after?
  • What do you dream of doing or accomplishing? 

Don’t let another year go by without challenging yourself in body, mind and/or spirit.


So what will you challenge yourself to do this year?….

  • walk a mile
  • match your age in pushups
  • learn a new language
  • travel
  • participate in your first race

Trust me,  goals keep us feeling young and fill our lives with purpose.

Make this year count! You’ll never get it back. 

Don’t forget to lean on community for support. And I’d love to help you. Look under the ‘Work With Me’ tab to see how we can work together, in person or via Skype.  

You deserve to have a full, vibrant life.

Leave a comment below and let me know how are you going to make this year count! How will you challenge yourself?

So, without further ado, my birthday challenge! These won’t be perfect pushups especially toward the end, but my goal is to get them done. 

Wish me luck.

In health,



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  1. says

    You’re awesome, I’m blown away!
    Happy Birthday! You’re not getting older, you’re getting younger.
    I’m glad to see that when I reach your age I’ll be able to do more push-ups than I’m able to do now.
    This video is very inspiring; I grew up in an environment of sick grand-parents and people who say it’s so great to be young, but I’ll be 40 this year and I can’t wait. My friends can’t understand my excitement, they are kind of stuck in their 20s, but I’m sure you do.
    Now that you’ve done 56 push-ups you have to blow 56 candles 🙂

    • Maureen Kemeny says

      Thanks so much Anne, and I totally understand what you mean about reaching 40. It truly is a decade filled with amazing opportunities. I’m excited for you.

    • Maureen Kemeny says

      Thank you Anne, and yes I totally understand. I know you will love your 40s, it just keeps getting better.

  2. Mouse says

    Maureen, you’re an inspiration to us all! Setting goals is so important indeed; that first step gets everything else rolling….thank you!

  3. Margy says

    Happy 56th Birthday Maureen!

    You really are an inspiration to everyone!
    I am so enjoying our group sessions. You are giving us so much information and encouraging us in a very professional way.

    Enjoy this special day, xo

    • Maureen Kemeny says

      Hi Margy: Thank you and I am so glad you’re enjoying the workshops. You, and the rest of the members of the group are amazing people to work with!

  4. Amy says

    And we thought Tina Turner had more stamina than anyone at 56, but no, it’s Maureen! Thank you for the excellent video and Happy Birthday!

    • Maureen Kemeny says

      To even be mentioned in the same sentence as Tina Turner is quite the compliment. Thank you Amy for the birthday wishes

  5. Nia says

    Oh my….Your first video rocks! And hope you had a fabulous Birthday! Your body language and beautiful, soft spoken voice just SCREAMS sincerity! Your message comes across with so much positive energy! That IS you! It is professionally done and it truly seems like you are speaking JUST to me! You have found an incredible new avenue to put it all out there! This may be one of your best marketing tools! YOU CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.

    • Maureen Kemeny says

      Nia, thank you so much for your feedback. I’ll think of you when I do the next one to help give me a boost of confidence. xxoo

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