Stellar Joins The 30 Day Squat Challenge

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:

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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!

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I’ve got some serious work to do…But day #1 is done!

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 50503_291673647080_2739333_nBut 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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Candice S.

Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar.
Candice is a passionate entrepreneur and business professional with a love for beauty, fashion, music, natural hair and great food. When she's not busy being a rock star mom, an awesome wife or catching up on her British dramas on Netflix, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog, Naturally Stellar.