Yup! For the next 30 days I will be gettin’ it in with my health & exercise. I’m tired of looking like a Frump. My once cute and heart shaped booty has headed south and I will be getting her back. Its never too late to get in shape.
The other day on Instagram, I found out about this great 30 Day Squat challenge from my blogger friend Alisha, over at Coily Locks. Alisha’s goal is to get in shape for a friend’s destination wedding in August. My goals are to whip this body of mine into shape, get my gutt & butt in gear and start taking better care of myself. You know we only get one body, and I’m determined to start taking better care of mine inside & out.
So basically the squat challenge is done by following a chart that lists out the days and number of squats you’re supposed to do for that day. There are some rest days thrown in there about every 3 days or so, so you do get some relief during this, but make no mistake you will feel the burn.
So here’s the actual chart I’m using:
Note: There are a LOT of these charts out there so you don’t have to start with 50 like I did, you can opt for one with fewer/more.
Now, is my body gonna look like this chick after 30 days? NOT!!! But hopefully I will see an improvement in my specific body shape. I need toning all over but I’m hoping for a more lifted and firmer butt, stronger thighs & less cottage cheese that’s all I’m asking. Oh and my gutt has got to go. I had my son almost 5 years ago, so there’s no excuse for this mess!
Today is my Day #1
My legs…ARE ON FIRE!! After doing about 30 of them, I had to stop and take a serious stretch break, walk around the house, quick sits on my bed…anything to get my leg muscles moving. I was scared I was gonna cramp up. I can’t believe how freakin’ out of shape I am. It’s really embarrassing. So then I started back on the squats and got in another 10. After that I basically said Yup I did 50! because it took me about 10 squats to get the photos for this post :D anyway which I’m not showing because I was doing them wrong in the photos But I’m throwing those in my total too.
Here’s the video I’m using as my point of reference for proper positioning:
On top of doing the squats, I’m also trying to incorporate these few things into my week.
Drinking More Water- I load up on those Smart Water bottles each week. Makes me feel good to empty those things.
Brisk Walking- I joined a walking group on Meetup. It’s supposed to meet every Thursday evening, lets see if I even show up for the first one LOL! Knowing me, I’ll come up with some lame excuse as to why I couldn’t go.
More Fruits & Veggies- I don’t care nothing about the stereotypes about Black people eating watermelon. I love the stuff and can’t get enough of it! I’ve been eating a ton of watermelon, mango, strawberries, applesauce & grapes. I also have been incorporating fresh veggies into my diet. I’ll do a post about my tasty Veggie Quesadillas shortly so stay tuned for that.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress as I go through this. If you want to join in, please leave me a comment after you begin so we can motivate each other in the process. I hope to see some of you participating and whipping those bodies into shape. Don’t be a lazy A$$ like me and sit around until things gravitate south, show those glutes and thighs who’s boss! Tell ‘em I Run This!!
until next time Stars. Stellar Out!
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