30 Day Squat Challenge- Completed!


Unless you've been living under a rock, you would all have definitely heard of the 30 day squat challenge! You increase the amount of squats you do day by day and after 30 days, you'll have a peachy toned bikini-ready bum, well that's the idea anyway. I saw the image circulating around Instagram/twitter/Facebook and after seeing the photo I couldn't wait to get started- who doesn't want a bum like that?! I've been doing this and only this (in the form of exercise) for 30 days to see if it would actually work, here's how I got on..

I'm lucky enough to have my mums skinny genes and a fast metabolism and although I have quite weird eating habits, I eat exactly what I want when I want yet still remain pretty much the same size (I am SO thankfully for this as I would have 0 willpower/interest to diet!). We all have our body hangups, my main one was my lack of bum and definition in my thighs.. Que the 30 day squat challenge!


Thinking back to 30 days ago, I remember struggling to complete the mere 50 yet now 100 in a row seems like a walk in the park (perhaps a jog). I kept a little tick list in my iPhone notes (photo above) so that I didn't loose track. I started to personally see and feel results by about day 6, my boyfriend started to see and comment on the results by about day 12 and by day 20 I even had comments from random guys in the street! Usually these comments would mean nothing and make me feel pretty uncomfortable, but as I'd been working hard it was secretly so good to know that my efforts were showing! I was a bit unsure as to how to do this post as I'm not up for posting a photo of my bum haha, obviously it's not yet the perfect bum I'm after but it's definitely grown quite a lot in size, has that 'shelf' thing going on underneath and is a lot more rounded. As for my thighs they feel a lot more solid and toned, I can definitely feel it more so when I walk around.

I don't think it's taken me anymore than 10minutes to complete it on a daily basis, so it really is a little time to make a big difference! I love that you can pretty much do it anywhere at anytime too so it's easy to fit in. Saying this, there were a few days when I'd had long days at uni/work or was just feeling extremely lazy so I just switched around the rest days. Finishing on 250 squats was quite tough to do in one go, but now I'm left wondering where to take it.. I think I'll continue with the 250, then slowly increase it and make up my own 60 day challenge. Once you see the results, it really does get addictive!


My tips

Use a good squatting technique (I typed it into YouTube and loads of great tutorials came up)
Squat slowly, don't rush it
Have a mini mini break after every 50 squats (as in shake your legs around/have a sip of water)
Don't give up! You see/feel results so quickly with this so I found that to be great motivation to keep at it.


I couldn’t recommend this anymore, it really is amazing and best of all- you don't need a gym membership! 

Zoey xo

12 comments:

  1. I guess I've been living under a rock, because I hadn't heard of this! Starting day 1 today! :)
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    1. Haha, it seems that absolutely everyone is doing it around my area! Good luck with it!x

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  2. I'm doing this now! I have a bum already but wanted to tone it up a bit as a 40inch hip and bum is eventually going to look bad if I don't tone it sooner or later, I noticed my first 100 ached my legs so bad but now it's like a walk in the park! Xx

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    1. It’s so good looking back to see how much of a struggle it was at the start! So motivating!xx

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  3. Me and all my friends have been doing this together getting ready for summer! We had the same results it's hard but worth it and quite fun when a whole group of you are doing it together!

    I have also nominated you for Versatile Blogger award, I would love it if you could have a look and do it yourself :) All the information is on my blog :)

    P.xx
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    1. Yess it’s most definitely worth it adn even more motivation when there’s a group of you! Ah thankyou so much:), I’ll go and check it out in a moment xx

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  4. I can't believe this works. I'm definitely going to give it ago! :D xx

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    1. I was soo surprised how quickly it started to work! I’d recommend it to everyone!xx

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  5. Love this post! My best friend is obsessed with getting a tighter and more "kim K" butt for the summer, she needs more motivation so I'll be sending her the link so she knows others are going through the same thing!

    Keep it up and just think of the Summer bod!

    Samuel James Morris

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    1. Ah thankyou:). Yess, direct her here, there were so many times when I couldn’t be bothered to continue with it, but seeing result so quickly made me soo motivated!x

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  6. Hi All! I am on day 8 and let me tell you, by day 6 I saw results! This works! My butt is getting tighter and it is starting to lift too! It was saggy last week. I am so very excited! I will keep in touch with my progress.

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  7. I was wondering if you felt the burn in your glutes. I ve been doing this challenge and only seem to feel it in the thighs!
    Thanks

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