Ab and Squat Challenge – Day 5…Fewer Squats? Yes, Please!

Welcome to those of you who decided to take us up on our ab and squat challenge for the month!  If you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about wander over to our March Monthly Update blog post and scroll to the bottom…it’ll catch you up.  So we’re adding a new post about it (hopefully) each day this month.  The idea is that we’re going to share our immediate thoughts and reactions (or whining and complaints) each day as we progress through March.  Lydia is in italics, Annie is regular font.  Just hoping we survive it!

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March 5

These squats…there’s getting to be a lot of them.  I was super excited to see that today was a down day.  Only 20 squats.  But then I made the mistake of looking ahead to tomorrow.  That was not the best idea I’ve ever had.  Just take my advice, don’t look!  I know that ultimately we’re all going to end in the same place, which is doing 100 of these suckers in a day.  I guess I was just hoping that we’d do 5 to 10 of them everyday until the last day and then pound out 100 real quick…my bad.  Today’s workout felt surprisingly easy after the last few days.  I’d kind of like to just repeat Day 5 everyday for the rest of the challenge, *sigh*.  On the bright side, I feel like I’ve got my technique down.  Not up to fitness model standards, but fitish, mid-30’s, moms? Check!

Head on over to Lose Yo’Self and check out this great post on using a band to maintain proper squatting form if you’re having knee issues.

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Today should have been a nice break but instead I decided to attempt “good form” squats with weights at the gym. Why do I do these things? But it actually felt good!

And the sits ups were a cinch. Ain’t no thang. I’ve been attempting to motivate my husband to go to the gym with me a few times a week, and this challenge had been fun for us to do together. I’m already more confident about my form and the sit-ups are already easier. Day 6…bring it on.

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4 thoughts on “Ab and Squat Challenge – Day 5…Fewer Squats? Yes, Please!

  1. How are you attacking the daily exercise volume? All the squats then all the crunches then all the sit-ups? I think I would probably breakdown into circuits as a strategy.

    Wish you the best of luck on the challenge!

    1. So far we’ve been able to get away with doing it all in one go. After today, however, I’m thinking I might split my squats into two sessions…they’re brutal! 🙂

      1. I would, you still get the volume with an active rest between exercises. Better form better workout. I’m following you to route you on. LOL

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