Post # 31
Thank you! Yes, I sort of adjusted my eating habits and I roughly counted calories, like estimated calories rather than inputting everything I ate into a fitness app. I also cut down down alcoholic beverages and decreased snacking on carbs. When I snack, I snack on things like greek yogurt. Dinner is usually where I’m a bit more lax because I have dinner with my Fiance, so it’s usually real food rather than a protein bar or yogurt! I just watch my dinner portions and try to stay at 500 calories or less for dinner.
By the afternoon, I usually will have already consumed around 600-700 calories. I hit the gym and estimate a burn of about 300-400 calories. Dinner is around 500 calories. So I always try to make sure I have “negative” daily caloric intake.
Post # 32
I just downloaded this app – starting a squat and plank challenge tomorrow!
Post # 33
Good luck, Bee! I just started the ab challenge yesterday! Post a progress update soon and I’m excited to hear about the end results! 😀 😀
Post # 34
I have the sqaut challange on my fridge! Lol. I started it a while back but only lasted a few days. After this post, i’m going to start it again!! It’s good to hear something positive about it, as i didn’t really think it would work that much!! Thanks for the motivation!! 🙂 Picture progress would be good – in a non creepy way!! haha
Post # 35
I did day 1 of the plank and push up challenge instead – I started squats and my knees made gross crackling noises so I figured it was not a good idea;(
Post # 36
If you get too sore, then you need to start with lower numbers and work your way up to the challenge. It will be longer than 30 days but any small progress is better than not being able to walk for days! (Been there……it was awful!!!)
I just downloaded the App. I have a pretty painful hip injury and can’t do much at the gym so maybe this will help keep me active till I get surgery. Thanks!!!!!!
Post # 37
keep it up, bee!!!
oh no :(. Actually that happened to me midway through the challenge, but i t it was because I didn’t stretch. I wonder if there’s a way to get started on the challenge th a variation of the squat that is less stressful on the knees? I’ve hear donkey kicks are a good start!!
good luck, bee! I read squats work out a large group of muscles so it might be a good exercise for you and not too hard on your hips. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Post # 38
While not the squat challenge, I squat 3 times a week (do about 50 in different ways) and my ass is amazing if I can say so myself. Good stuff.
Post # 39
I just downloaded the app! You bees have inspired me to try it out. I went from losing 50 pounds to putting 20 of it back on. Sigh… my fault for letting stress and drama get the better of me last year. So now that I am in a better place (literally and figuritively LOL) I need to get back to eating better and exercising. Time to get rid of the bad habits again.
Post # 40
I am wearing a pencil skirt today and checked out my own ass in the mirror the loo at work and it is looking fiiiiiiiiiiiiine if I do say so myself! lol. Yay for squats.
Post # 41
How do you do squats right?!?! For me I only get sore in my front thights (That already are quite massive, lol) and I feel N O T H I N G in my bum?!?! 🙁 I don’t want bigger front thigh mucles, only a nice bum! 😀
Post # 42
Congratulations! It’s always so exciting to see what a difference a fitness goal can make- mentally and physically. I’ve had it in my mind that I want to do 300 squats one day but I get bored doing them for that long so I’ve never really pushed. Your post is motivation to revisit that goal.
I do do my squats in the gym with weight, though. My current PR is 210 and my goal for this year is to pass 225. Volume squats are my nemesis and the hurdle I’m currently working to overcome- squatting my body weight for sets of 20. I weigh between 125 and 128 and Fiance (who is my trainer) has me do 135 since it’s easier to just put that on the bar than to fiddle with the smaller plates. I did that for 3 sets of 20 once earlier this year (with a warm up set of 95 for 20 to start) and I’ve been terrified to do it again. It was very intense.
Post # 43
going to give this a try….. my Fiance says i have a double butt…. FML
Post # 44
widen your stance on your squats for more glute focused (toes turned out slightly and a tad over shoulder width apart) narrower, toe forward squats are more quad activation.
OP, great job! Squats are one of the best exercises you can do to strengthen your legs, hips and core! I love them!
Post # 45
Good idea. I always do mine all at the same time too, so maybe breaking them into sets throughout the day will be easier for me. Thanks for the tip!