This is a post about surprises.
As you know, I am working my way through the 30-day squat and abs challenge. Today is day 17.
Surprise # 1: I have not skipped a single day since I started! That is an achievement in itself.
Surprise #2. A workout does NOT take as much time as I had expected. 20 mins is all you need. I work out every day, after work. 2-3 mins for warm-up: a couple jumps, arm crosses. Then I do my squats. After the squats, I do my sit-ups and crunches. 2-3 mins to stretch afterwards – I really enjoy this last part! Shower is extra and the time required is really very personal 🙂
Just to give you an idea: 140 squats take about 5 mins to complete! There you go. No more excuses! ANYONE can afford to workout at least 3 times a week!
Surprise #3. I am capable of doing much – much!- more than I had EVER expected of myself.
2 years ago I did not even know how to squat. My Love showed me how. It didn’t stick with me, though 🙂 Now doing 100 squats is really no issue. The issue is rather that I am NOT feeling the muscle pain after the workout. But I am not saying this to show off. I’m saying that we ARE capable of much more than we think we are! So,once again – go for it!
Surprise #4. I can lift some weight. Since Day 9 I have started doing squats with weights. I lift 5 lbs on a barbell while doing the 140 squats. Turns out that holding a little weight while doing squats is not such a huge deal. I mean, I was terrified by the idea, could bet my tooth I would not be able to do it once! Now look at me – first squat challenge in my life and I do 140 squats with 5 lbs weight! Ha!
Ladies, I am a walking example that we can do whatever we set our minds on!
And you would not believe the satisfaction I get from working out. We could all surely use a boost of self-satisfaction, right?