The 30 Day Squat Challenge

One of the things I love about social media, and especially Instagram, is the motivation it gives me. Don’t get me wrong, there are many negative sides to a life lived constantly online but I’m a glass half-full kind of person so I choose to take the positive elements and run with them.


Recently inspired by the #fitspiration hashtag, I came across the 30 Day Fitness Challenges website which gives all manner of fitness tutorials plus a schedule to stick to depending on which area you want to work on. There are some amazing before and after photos and whilst there may be photo shop and there may be duplicitous individuals out there, in all honesty what is to lose in giving something a go? It certainly won’t do any harm, even if it doesn’t make any monumental changes.

The 30 Day Squat Challenge looked like the one for me as even after months of Pilates whilst my stomach is very easy to train into shape, no amount of toning seems to be making the slightest bit of difference to my bum and thighs.

I picked up the baton 10 days ago but am now slightly behind since our weekend of guests meant I didn’t get around to keeping up with the schedule. Last night I completed Day 6 which is 75 squats and today will be 80 squats followed by a rest day tomorrow. On Day 30 I’m meant to do 250 squats which quite frankly appals me at the thought but as I said earlier, there’s nothing to lose.

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So this is my current fitness goal to set myself. Next year will be my 36th birthday and gravity will soon stop being on my side (to be honest it’s already a losing battle) but bearing in mind we just get one chance at life in this guise, I’m determined to start pushing myself to just see what could be the best possible shape I could achieve. It’s not about not being happy right at this moment in time, it’s about accepting that life is a gift and to cherish it so. Take a look here for some sporting gear discount.

Are you doing any fitness challenges? I’d love to hear how you keep motivated.

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  1. August 4, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Wow, 250 squats at the end sound super painful. I’ve seen a similar challenge that involved holding the plank for various amounts of time! It would be great to see if doing something for just 30 days can achieve results.

    • Lins
      August 5, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Me too, I’m quite cynical about these things but if I don’t try I’ll never know! X

  2. Lucy
    August 5, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Oh blimey good on you! Knowing what I’m like I’d be keen for a week and then completely forget about it! I’m interested to see what you make of it come the end of the 30 days. Good luck 🙂 x

    • Lins
      August 5, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Thank you! I’m quite intrigued, in the worst case at least I’ll have stuck with something which isn’t normally my style 😉 X

  3. August 5, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    I hurt just looking at the schedule. I did squats as part of my regime last week and I was sore. Good luck and I look forward to hearing about how fab and toned your lefs and bum are afterwards!

    • Lins
      August 5, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      And to think there’s people that actually ENJOY this! I’m not sure that will ever be me X

  4. Sandra
    April 26, 2023 / 2:45 pm

    I did this 2 years ago & with walking & gymm use I lost 100lbs. Became pregnant and gained 60 back, now im 5mths post pregnancy & I’m going to start this again now that my back pain has eased up.

  5. John
    June 28, 2023 / 4:21 pm

    I’m 56 and have had recent back issues. I walk 10-15 miles a week. I had never tried squats, but found my glutes were so out of shape that I couldn’t even manage one to begin with. Today I did six, but it’s too much, it’s exhausting, and so I’m cutting back.

    The moral is this: if you’ve never done squats take your time with them to begin with.

    And don’t be embarrassed if you can’t do them. Maybe I’ll be getting up to (good grief) 250 a day, but somehow I doubt it. I’ll be more than happy if I can eventually do 20. And that may be enough!

  6. Keisa
    October 29, 2023 / 2:08 am

    I did it all, and wished I’d kept on. This is my second time. I got my agility back and then fell off. If you do it, I recommend continuing, because it heals you and what I read is that if you do no other exercise, you should do squats. I am not a doctor though. Just for information, I am an overweight middle aged female and had no problem doing them daily. You gain strength throughout the challenge.

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