Throughout the month of August, I participated in a 30-Day Squat Challenge, and now that it’s completed, I have to say how great it was.
I’ve never done any sort of 30-Day Challenge, but as soon as I started the Squat Challenge, I was hooked. I especially enjoyed it because so many of my pals on MFP were also participating. It was fun to read everyone’s quick status posts as we struggled through the day’s numbers.
On Day 1 I thought 50 squats was a lot, but when we really started to get to the big numbers, over 200 squats in a day, that’s when the real challenge began. Once I was in the middle of doing the squats, I really enjoyed it, but some days I definitely had to do a lot of self talk to get myself going. But it was so worth it in the end – I definitely think it helped with my changing shape.
One thing that really helped keep me in the challenge was looking up the different ways that squats can be done. Each day I completed several reps of each of the following:
The bottom line? I loved this challenge. It built up steadily and was challenging the entire time. I’ll do this squat challenge again for sure. Next time I think I’ll try adding in a rep of weighted squats to up the ante even more.
Now it’s onto the next challenge – September’s #plankaday Challenge. You should definitely join in!