I have already extended the invitation across multiple social media pages. The responses I have received are great and want to extend the invitation to everyone. I am challenging anyone who reads this post to join me in a squat challenge. Squats every day for the rest of February. I was doing this as a 30-day experiment, which I will continue to do so. However, I think it is better to invite everyone to encourage each other and participate together.
The goal is to technically to accomplish 100 squats. However, I don’t want this to be exclusive of anyone with extenuating circumstances that may prevent them from doing that many. So, for those of you who may be recovering or physically unable, PLEASE still participate and let me know how great you’re doing. There is so many different ways you can variate this based on your current level. If you can do 25 squats at once, feel free to do it four times throughout the day. Or maybe 10 at a time a couple times a day. The goal is to improve and get stronger. I look forward to getting stronger with you.
I want to take a moment to give a shout out to my mom, who is still in recovery from something she almost didn’t walk away from. She has stepped up big time to push herself and participate in this challenge. I had hoped she could possibly struggle through five assisted squats once or twice each day. However, yesterday she started off with a whopping ten and accomplished another ten later that day! This is so exciting to see her show some real strength after such hardship. I can’t wait to see how much more strength she shows this month and moving forward. If she can do that after everything she’s been through, any of us can!
Part of my motivation in this particular challenge is because of the “thunder thighs” the women in our family has been cursed… uh, blessed… with. I have taken my measurements of my thighs and the largest part of my hips and will take my measurements at the end of the month. I am also curious to see if squats become easier. I am actually really excited for this challenge. I really want to hear from all of you and how you will be participating. If you need to set an alarm on your phone to remind you. Break it up as needed but the point is to push yourself. This first week will be the worst for our muscles, but I bet we will see a big improvement once we enter into our second week. So, everyone… ready, set, and squat!