2018 UPDATE on my 30 Day Squat Challenge:
The journey has been a long one, as we’re approaching 5 years from this original post.
When I did this 30 Day Squat Challenge I was 3-months postpartum with my son Maximus- and has since fallen in love with fitness.
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-Jamie Johansson, xo.
Thank you for finding my blog, and enjoy this old gem of a post:
A few days ago I posted on my instagram the journey so far, including progress pictures, of my 30 day squat challenge. I wrote of how I was then 18 days in (So today is day 20! WOO!!) and that before I started I did a trustworthy -or so I thought- Google search on ‘30 day squat challenge before and after‘ images. I am disappointed to report my weak outcome: there was not many before and after pictures, sure, there were lots of lovely looking ‘behinds’, but I’m pretty certain none of them were sculpted through the 30 day squat challenge, unfortunately.
I did the search to gain enough motivation to push through the 30 days as the squats do increase daily until the finish line- a whopping 250 squats. It is important to mention that the squats are a daily amount and needs to be performed in a day, but they’ll be broken up into the sets and reps most suitable to you as an individual. The most important thing is that they get completed, weather spread out over the day or not.
For all you out there who have been thinking of giving the squat challenge ago, here are my ‘before’ and ‘during’ pictures – the during ones are taken on day 18.
I’d like to add that personally my hamstrings have become tight when doing these, so a nice stretch is always welcome. Surprisingly though, I did not expect much of a result as I have not once felt even the slightest pain in my actual glutes (buttocks) which made me doubt I’d see results – believe me, I am as shocked as you! – and that’s the reason why I took these pictures; to detect even the slightest improvement that would make it worth it to keep going towards Day 30 – And I believe I found a pretty good reason, don’t you?
So to all you out there with little-moderate hope: keep going! Eat clean, train mean and it will all be golden 😉
lots of love, mwah xx