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