For those 30 days, I devoted myself to 100 squats a day and drinking at least half my body weight in water. Squats, lets preface this by saying you do not need to do them all at once, you can do 5x20, 4x25, 1 set of 75 and 1 set of 25, or just ten at a time to start if you are new to it. What I found in 30 days?
Squats are super easy and you can knock them out anywhere. Straight out of bed, right before the shower, in a bathroom, in a kitchen.
There are lots of different types of squats so mix it up and have fun. Try: classic squat, goblet/sumo squat, plyo squat, single leg squat, squat with heel lift - all of them work your body in an amazing way.
Your quads and hammies will tighten up but so will your abdominal, psoas, and erector muscles…
When you start out on this journey, you should know that stretching is so important. The squat engages multiple muscles in the body, which is why it is so effective for toning and tightening up your body.
My honest advice: Be sure to stretch everyday. This means including either yoga in your healthy lifestyle or a small set of stretches after your workout or before bed. Not only will your body feel better but you will calm your mind for some serious sleep.
Why Is Water So Important?
The body is roughly 70% water, depending on age and other factors. When you sweat, and you will when you workout hard, you need to replenish the water you are losing from your skin. Your skin will then thank you. With better hydration, I personally experienced less acne and the dry skin on my face, legs and arms disappeared. Water helps remove toxins from the body and keep your bm's regular.
As of August 16th, in the past month, I have done 3000 squats, crazy - right? So what's next? I am keeping this up everyday and adding to it!! Another 25 squats, as well as 25 situps and a 60 second plank pose.
Who doesn't love a good self challenge? I hope this inspires you to create something that is fun and manageable on the daily - that way exercise becomes and automatic non-negotiable for you too.
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