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    30 Day Squat Challenge - who's in?

    Hey everyone

    So I've decided I want to do the 30 day squat challenge - anyone fancy joining me? Looks like a good wee way to get doing more activity into my routine and I want buns of steel

    I'm going to start mine tomorrow so I can do it in the morning


    Day 1 - 50 squats
    Day 2 - 55 squats
    Day 3 - 60 squats
    Day 4 - Rest Day
    Day 5 - 70 squats
    Day 6 - 75 squats
    Day 7 - 80 squats
    Day 8 - Rest Day
    Day 9 - 100 squats
    Day 10 - 105 squats
    Day 11 - 110 squats
    Day 12 - Rest Day
    Day 13 -130 squats
    Day 14 - 135 squats
    Day 15 - 140 squats
    Day 16 - Rest Day
    Day 17 - 150 squats
    Day 18 - 155 squats
    Day 19 - 160 squats
    Day 20 - Rest Day
    Day 21 - 180 squats
    Day 22 - 185 squats
    Day 23 - 190 squats
    Day 24 - Rest Day
    Day 25 - 220 squats
    Day 26 - 225 squats
    Day 27 - 230 squats
    Day 28 - Rest Day
    Day 29 - 240 squats
    Day 30 - 250 squats
    My Diary




    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Weight to Lose: 3st2lb
    % Lost 13.62%
    Yeah I'll give it a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Escapade View Post
    Yeah I'll give it a go
    Awesome - great to have you on board too my thighs are already a bit nervous about tomorrow ;-)
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    haha 2 years ago I was running 4 miles a day and doing 3 hours in the gym a week... oh how the mighty have fallen! So im hoping my muscles might remember what exercise feels like... trouble is I don't really have the space to do proper exercise videos or programmes in the house and the weight I am now, no way am I going to the gym where I live, when its full of fit young men and skinny women!

    Hopefully get a few stone off and get a bit toned with the squats and walking and I'll feel more comfortable about going to the gym again.
    10 week holiday challenge - 17lbs by August 23rd - 1 lost - 16 to go
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    Lost 7 st between Jan 2011 & August 2011, slowly been regaining since then until I regained 6st 7lb, back to lose the gain and with the knowledge of how easy it is to regain determined to never regain again!

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    Goals
    Get out of 15's (done 1st March)
    Lose 1 stone (done 29th March)
    Get out of 14's (done 12th April)
    Lose 2 stone (done 14th June)
    Get out of 13's
    Get out of obese BMI (12st7)
    Lose 3 stone
    Get out of 12's
    Lose 4 stone
    Get out of 11's
    Get out of overweight BMI (10st6)
    Lose 5 stone
    Get to target 10 stone

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    I'm in!
    I've tried this before but only ever manage to egg to day 6 ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Escapade View Post
    haha 2 years ago I was running 4 miles a day and doing 3 hours in the gym a week... oh how the mighty have fallen! So im hoping my muscles might remember what exercise feels like... trouble is I don't really have the space to do proper exercise videos or programmes in the house and the weight I am now, no way am I going to the gym where I live, when its full of fit young men and skinny women!

    Hopefully get a few stone off and get a bit toned with the squats and walking and I'll feel more comfortable about going to the gym again.
    WOW! I don't think I've *ever* been fit enough to do that much exercise! Fingers crossed the squats is the kick start we could both use

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    I'm in!
    I've tried this before but only ever manage to egg to day 6 ha!

    Xx
    I'm feeling optimistic but then I haven't even tried day 1 yet - hahaha! Glad to have you on board xx
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Weight to Lose: 4st0.5lb
    % Lost 13.03%
    I'd like to join in with you, however I'm a bit scared of day 30!
    A few mini targets to work towards:

    Reach 15% Weight Loss (14st 3lb)
    Be under 200lb (14st 3lb)
    Get into the 13s (13st 13lb)
    Reach 3st loss (13st 10lb)

    That should be enough to keep me going for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppybibby View Post
    I'd like to join in with you, however I'm a bit scared of day 30!
    Me too! we can do it though, and apparently it can be spread over the day. I think I'll be spreading the later ones out
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Total Weight Loss: 2st2.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st0.5lb
    % Lost 13.03%
    I do love a good challenge so I will do it! Starting tonight with day 1
    A few mini targets to work towards:

    Reach 15% Weight Loss (14st 3lb)
    Be under 200lb (14st 3lb)
    Get into the 13s (13st 13lb)
    Reach 3st loss (13st 10lb)

    That should be enough to keep me going for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppybibby View Post
    I do love a good challenge so I will do it! Starting tonight with day 1
    How did you get on last night with Day One?

    I did day one this morning - was a wee bit tough but not bad in all. Well, until I forgot my phone when I left for work and had to run back up all the flights of stairs to my flat to get it in time before my bus came. That was hard work!

    Day 1 - 50 squats - DONE
    Day 2 - 55 squats
    Day 3 - 60 squats
    Day 4 - Rest Day
    Day 5 - 70 squats
    Day 6 - 75 squats
    Day 7 - 80 squats
    Day 8 - Rest Day
    Day 9 - 100 squats
    Day 10 - 105 squats
    Day 11 - 110 squats
    Day 12 - Rest Day
    Day 13 -130 squats
    Day 14 - 135 squats
    Day 15 - 140 squats
    Day 16 - Rest Day
    Day 17 - 150 squats
    Day 18 - 155 squats
    Day 19 - 160 squats
    Day 20 - Rest Day
    Day 21 - 180 squats
    Day 22 - 185 squats
    Day 23 - 190 squats
    Day 24 - Rest Day
    Day 25 - 220 squats
    Day 26 - 225 squats
    Day 27 - 230 squats
    Day 28 - Rest Day
    Day 29 - 240 squats
    Day 30 - 250 squats
    My Diary




    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Haha that does sound like hard work!

    I found it surprisingly ok and no pain yet today, although I reckon tomorrow is going to be a killer and any movements I make will be made slowly lol. Will be doing day 2 when I get home from work later followed my a nice hot bath
    A few mini targets to work towards:

    Reach 15% Weight Loss (14st 3lb)
    Be under 200lb (14st 3lb)
    Get into the 13s (13st 13lb)
    Reach 3st loss (13st 10lb)

    That should be enough to keep me going for now

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    Day 2 done. Starting to feel a bit of pain in my hip/outer thigh...that's gotta mean it's doing something!
    A few mini targets to work towards:

    Reach 15% Weight Loss (14st 3lb)
    Be under 200lb (14st 3lb)
    Get into the 13s (13st 13lb)
    Reach 3st loss (13st 10lb)

    That should be enough to keep me going for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophiem View Post
    Good effort. If you struggle, I'd consider having a few days where you actually lower the reps for recovery. But if it's working then go for it. Do you do any other exercise or just the squats? What about next month? How about alternating between squats one day, then some upper body the next?
    That's not a bad idea. I did swim 5 times a week but I have had tendonitis in my shoulder for the last few months and my physio has said to try and avoid it for a while so I've not been this week to give it a bit of a rest. I also have tendonitis in my foot (I'm quite injury prone at the moment it seems) so have had to limit any impact exercise so currently I'm just going for long walks and now doing the squats. I have a weighted hula hoop which I quite enjoy using, once my hips recovered from the bruises lol. Have you done the squat challenge?
    A few mini targets to work towards:

    Reach 15% Weight Loss (14st 3lb)
    Be under 200lb (14st 3lb)
    Get into the 13s (13st 13lb)
    Reach 3st loss (13st 10lb)

    That should be enough to keep me going for now

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    Total Weight Loss: 2st1lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st2lb
    % Lost 13.62%
    Done day one.

    My plan is to add another 30 day challenge each month, so once I get to 250 squats, I'll keep doing the squats and then add something really stomach based as that's my real problem area, then the next month add in something upper body based.

    Day 1 - 50 squats - DONE
    Day 2 - 55 squats
    Day 3 - 60 squats
    Day 4 - Rest Day
    Day 5 - 70 squats
    Day 6 - 75 squats
    Day 7 - 80 squats
    Day 8 - Rest Day
    Day 9 - 100 squats
    Day 10 - 105 squats
    Day 11 - 110 squats
    Day 12 - Rest Day
    Day 13 -130 squats
    Day 14 - 135 squats
    Day 15 - 140 squats
    Day 16 - Rest Day
    Day 17 - 150 squats
    Day 18 - 155 squats
    Day 19 - 160 squats
    Day 20 - Rest Day
    Day 21 - 180 squats
    Day 22 - 185 squats
    Day 23 - 190 squats
    Day 24 - Rest Day
    Day 25 - 220 squats
    Day 26 - 225 squats
    Day 27 - 230 squats
    Day 28 - Rest Day
    Day 29 - 240 squats
    Day 30 - 250 squats
    10 week holiday challenge - 17lbs by August 23rd - 1 lost - 16 to go
    W1- 1lb W2- W3- W4- W5- W6- W7- W8- W9- W10-

    My crash diet rehab diary - http://www.minimins.com/weight-loss-...hab-diary.html

    Lost 7 st between Jan 2011 & August 2011, slowly been regaining since then until I regained 6st 7lb, back to lose the gain and with the knowledge of how easy it is to regain determined to never regain again!

    Restart - 15/02/14 - 15 stone 3lbs

    W1 - 3lbs W2 - 2.5lbs W3 - 1.5lbs W4 - 5lbs W5 - 1lb W6 - 1.5lbs (1 stone lost) W7 - 2.5lbs W8 - 2lbs W9 - STS W10-W14 -3lbs while trying to maintain W15 - 2.5lbs W16 - 2lbs W17 - 1.5lbs (2 stone lost) W18 - 1lb

    Goals
    Get out of 15's (done 1st March)
    Lose 1 stone (done 29th March)
    Get out of 14's (done 12th April)
    Lose 2 stone (done 14th June)
    Get out of 13's
    Get out of obese BMI (12st7)
    Lose 3 stone
    Get out of 12's
    Lose 4 stone
    Get out of 11's
    Get out of overweight BMI (10st6)
    Lose 5 stone
    Get to target 10 stone

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    Current BMI: 35.1
    Goal BMI: 23.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st3.6lb
    % Lost 2.83%
    I reckon I'll do a similar thing to you Escapade...this should get me more active as a starting point, then I'll build up that's the plan, anyway
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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