The aim of this challenge is to tone up. So I want to lose a little around my stomach and turn it into a nice toned tum, and build up some muscle for a bit of a bigger bum.
So far, I have been keeping up with the 30 day squat challenge and I am now on Day 17. I'm not sure if I am noticing a difference yet, and then I thought to myself; "How will I actually know?!" It's not like I am on a weight loss mission, so stepping on the scales isn't going to tell me anything. So I decided that I would measure the area's I am working on and then at least I have something to go on!
Then I had the genius idea of taking measurements. So although I am a couple of weeks into my fitness challenge, the measurements start from here!
I would ideally like to gain a minimum of two inches on my bum, and lose the same around my stomach (not weight wise... just transform the wobbly bits into nice, toned muscle.
If you read my first post, you will have seen my "before pictures". I won't be doing "after pictures" in this post, because I think that might be a bit disheartening. It has only been (just over) two weeks, and as I am not doing anything intensive, I don't think there will be too much difference! Keep an eye out for them at the end of the next 2 weeks!
I have made a slight change to the workout regime I described in post 1. As I had previously said, I was going to match the amount of squats per day with stomach crunches. After doing a bit of research and chatting to a few people, it seems that isn't going to cut it. So as of today this will be my weekly workout regime:
Day 17: 1 hour workout including cardio, abs & obliques, 150 squats, 25 burpees.
Day 18: 155 squats, 25 burpees, 25 stomach crunches, 30s plank
Day 19: 160 squats, 30 minute cardio, 25 burpees, 30s plank
Day 20: Rest
Day 21: 180 squats, 50 burpees, 35 stomach crunches, 40s plank
Day 22: 185 squats, 50 burpees, 1 hour workout including cardio, abs & obliques
Day 23: 190 squats, 50 burpees, 35 stomach crunches, 40s plank
Day 24: Rest
Day 25: 1 hour workout including cardio, abs & obliques, 220 squats, 75 burpees
Day 26: 225 squats, 75 burpees, 50 stomach crunches, 50s plank
Day 27: 230 squats, 75 burpees, 50 stomach crunches, 50s plank
Day 28: Rest
Day 29: 1 hour workout including cardio, abs & obliques, 240 squats, 100 burpees
Day 30: 250 squats, 100 burpees, 50 stomach crunches, 1min plank
This is going to be a pretty intense couple of weeks, so wish me luck! Keep an eye out for my next post in this series in a couple of days, as I'm looking into the best foods to eat to help me reach my goal, but also to keep me going through this workout regime!
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