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Ending the 30 Day Squat Challenge

I am very sad to say I have to cut my squat challenge short. My knees have been killing me for the past 3-4 days. They hurt just sitting here. I don’t want to compromise my physical health just to complete this challenge. I am really disappointed I won’t be able to complete it but my health is more important than anything else. I am striving for a health lifestyle and doing so many squats is hurting my knees. I’m not sure if its the amount of squats, if I am not doing them properly (which I am pretty sure I am), if my weight is too much for the high number of squats or a combination of all of them. I still plan to do squats once I give my knees time to get better. I just won’t be doing such high numbers. I feel comfortable doing 50 squats a day. Sorry to guys for being unable to finish this challenge. I’m really bummed about it 😦

May 07, 2013 at 04:02PM

30 Day Squat Challenge Day 12 and 13

Day 12

Rest day! Much much needed rest day! Ahhhh!

Day 13

Today I had to do 130 squats. Ugh! I did the first 70 without a problem. By the time I got to 90, my knees started to ache. This hasn’t happened before and I am a little concerned. I don’t know if its just from all the exercise or if I have bad form. I will keep an eye on it and listen to what my body says.

Oh, I am taking a break tomorrow and postponing the squat challenge back a day. Tomorrow I am going to a Relay for Life and plan on walking 5K around the track.

BeFit in 90 Day 30/ 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 11

Day 30

Woohoo!!!! Day 30!!!! I’ve gotten through the first third of BeFit in 90!!!!! I’m so proud of myself! Although I must say, Day 30 was kind of a disappointment workout wise. It consisted of the Warm-up, Fat-Burning Cardio (I did Zumba), the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down, and yoga (I did POP Pilates). I definitely didn’t think it needed two cool-downs. I realize they wanted to give an easier day after the 3 strength workouts yesterday but still. I think two cardio workouts would have been fine. Otherwise Day 30 was really easy. I’m really looking forward to what the new workouts have in store for me. I’m pretty excited to see the new videos!

Day 11

My legs are pretty sore today. It was tough doing all my squats. I was busy today and Peanut refused to go to sleep until after I left for work so I had to break my squats up throughout the day when I had time. I worked out it sets of 20 except I did 30 with the last set. I had to do 110 squats for day 11.

Well, that’s all for today folks!

BeFit in 90 Day 29/ 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 10

Day 29

I will survive!!! Woot woot! After looking at the playlist for Day 29, I could have swore BeFit in 90 was trying to kill me! A TRIPLE strength day!!!! Seriously??? Day 29 consists of the Warm-up, the Chest, Legs, and Buns workout, the Back and Shoulders workout, and the Ripped Arms and Abs workout. Holy crap! I did it though!!! All of it! I am so proud of myself. I did take water breaks in between workouts (as well as squats) but I did them all! Woohoo!

I really love chest flies! I love the way they feel. They are one of my favorite workouts. I also love lateral raises even though my arms hate me for them. I love the challenge they give me. I know they’re working. I can feel it. Even though I don’t necessarily want to do three strength workouts everyday, I just love how I feel now that they are over. I know I was really challenged today and it makes me feel awesome. I love being able to say “Yep, I did it!”. It feels so rewarding! Let’s just hope I can keep up that attitude at work tonight LOL

30DSC Day 10

I broke my squats up throughout my BeFit in 90 workout. My legs were ready to surrender by the last 5 squats. Let me tell you! My legs were shaking and everything. It’s mainly due to the first strength workout since it worked my legs as well. But I did survive! LOL

After THREE strength workouts and 105 squats, I still manage to smile!

After THREE strength workouts and 105 squats, I still manage to smile!

BeFit in 90 Day 28/ 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 9

Day 28

Today was an easy day for BeFit in 90. It was a double cardio day. Day 28 consisted of the Warm-up, Cardio MMA Phase 1, Zumba, and the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down. I forgot I wanted to use weights during the Cardio MMA until I was halfway through it. Oops! Overall, it was a very easy workout day. The Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down felt great

30DSC Day 9

After my warm-up, I did the first set of 25 squats. Then I did 10 “girly” push-ups and 20 crunches. I got right back up and did another 25 squats. I did the Cardio MMA workout. I took a water break. I get so thirsty when I workout so I drink a lot of water. After my water break, I did another 25 squats, followed by 10 “girly” push-ups and 20 crunches. I did the last 25 squats. I finished up with some zumba and the Sports cool-down. I love stretching out after doing squats. My muscles love it too. I think my legs are finally getting use to the squats because my legs aren’t as sore as they were a few days ago. I am thankful for that!

BeFit in 90- Day 27/ 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 8

Thank goodness for rest days!!!! A rest day for BeFit in 90 AND 30 Day Squat Challenge! Woohoo! A double rest day! It was much needed, especially for my legs from doing all the squats. I did feel really restless. I kept wanting to workout but I know rest days are important and I need to give my body time to recover. Rest days are just as important as working out. I had a great time with my family. We went to my brother’s 30th surprise birthday party. It was nice but it was later in the day and Peanut was ready for bed by the time my brother got there.  It also difficult to the stand around all the food. There was dairy in EVERYTHING. There was a little fruit and veggies there but I haven’t had dinner yet so I was pretty hungry. Otherwise I had a great time.

BeFit in 90- Day 26/ 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 7

Day 26

Another double strength training day! It wasn’t too bad though. This week has really been focusing on the arms. I don’t mind though! Day 26 consisted of the Warm-up, Back & Shoulders workout, Ripped Arms & Abs workout, and the yoga cool-down (yet again, I replaced this with the POP Pilates cool-down. It’s so much nicer). By the time I finished the Back & Shoulders workout, Peanut decided she was done with her nap and demanded I go get her. So I brought her downstairs and laid her down to play so I could finish working out. She started playing and I was able to do the Ripped Arms & Abs workout. Even though it’s says Ripped Arms AND Abs, I don’t really feel like my abs are being worked too much. I have been thinking of adding a few extra crunches to my workouts but haven’t decided yet. I replaced the yoga with the POP Pilates because I really like the Pilates so much more. Peanut even rolled onto her tummy. Guess she wanted to do Pilates with her mommy. 🙂

30DSC Day 7

I can’t believe it has been 7 days already! Woot! Day 7 had me doing 80 squats. I was going to take the suggestion of another blogger and do my squats closer together with crunches and push-ups in between. Since Peanut woke up halfway through my workout, I just did them to get them over with. The 80 squats weren’t that bad. I think my legs are starting to get use to all the squats, at least I hope so.

Playing while I workout

Playing while I workout

Evy trying to do pilates like her mommy

Peanut trying to do Pilates like her mommy

Snuggling after my workout

Snuggling after my workout

BeFit in 90- Day 25 / 30 Day Squat Challenge Day 6

Day 25

Another great day to workout! Then again, everyday is a great day to workout! 🙂 My workout today was an easy one. Day 25 consisted of the Warm-Up, the Ripped Arms & Abs workout, the Cardio MMA Phase 1, and the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down. The Ripped Arms & Abs workout is definitely the easiest workout out of all the strength training workouts. I don’t mind because I could use a light day. LOL! I am really looking forward to the next phase of the Cardio MMA. I think I’ll start doing it with 3lb weights until we go to the next phase so I continue to be challenged.

30DSC Day 6

Squats, Squats and More Squats!!! For Day 6, I had to do 75 squats. I broke them up into 25 squat increments. This made it much easier to do than 75 at once. My legs are sore now. LOL. I did 25 right after I woke up. I did another 25 after my warm up for BeFit in 90 and I did the last 25 before I did the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down. A total of 75 squats.

Sweating after my workout today!

Sweating after my workout today!

30 Day Squat Challenge Day 4 and 5

Hubby took a picture of me squatting. I was halfway up by the time he took it LOL

Hubby took a picture of me squatting. I was halfway up by the time he took it LOL

Day 4

A much needed rest day! Thank goodness! My legs are thankful. 🙂

Day 5

I broke up my squats today. Day 5 calls for 70 squats. I did 20 squats before Hubby and I took Peanut for a walk. They were pretty easy and wasn’t that big of a deal. I did the next 20 squats when we got back from our walk before we left to run errands. The second set was a bit harder since it was after the walk. The last 30 were added during my BeFit in 90 workout. They were pretty tough but I made it! I am so happy I did them all. 🙂

BeFit in 90- Day 22/ 30DSC Day 3

Day 22

I can’t believe I am already at Day 22. The time is just flying and I am surprised to say I’m having fun. Although it was a love/hate relationship with my workout today. Day 22 consisted of the Warm-up, the Chests, Legs, and Buns workout, Cardio MMA Phase 1 and the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down. My legs really had a workout today. The Chest, Legs, and Buns workout was a killer from doing squats for the past two days. Add in the fact I did 60 squats today as well and you can imagine how sore I am. But I want a nice, tight booty and I’ll do whatever it takes. 🙂

I was drenched in sweat before I even finished my strength training workout. I need to get one of those ugly sweat headbands to keep the sweat out of my eyes. Haha! Or at least a bandana! I can just picture how goofy I would look wear that. It makes me chuckle! I amuse myself.

30DSC Day 3

Today, I had to do 60 squats. I broke it up throughout my BeFit in 90 workout. The first 20 were pretty easy. I did these between the warm-up and the strength workout. The next 20 squats felt like pure hell. It was after my Chest, Legs, and Buns workout so my legs were aching by the time I hit 40. I did the last 20 after the Cardio MMA. They weren’t as bad as I was fearing they would be.

I always make sure I keep the correct form because I don’t want to hurt myself. I’m a clutz and I don’t want to accidentally injure myself anymore than I already do by running into walls or tripping over my own two feet. Always remember your posture and form.

Doing the Sports Stretch and Flexibility cool-down after all those squats was almost heavenly. I was able to stretch out all my muscles and relax better. It felt so much better. I might just do this video everytime I do squats.

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