Everyone who follows me on social media and here on my blog knows that I was doing the 30 Day squat challenge.
I was doing pretty well and I was very pumped up to do this challenge. Here are my reasons why I gave up on this Challenge.
- KNEE AND MUSCLE PAIN
This was the main reason why I gave up on this challenge. I injured my knee last year in May in Montenegro and got my entire leg in a cast. I couldn’t exercise for a long time and I gained weight. So I got afraid if I injured myself again with this Challenge I will not be able to exercise again and that is a last thing that I want now in my life. I need to move and I need to stay active.
So, I gave up the 30 Day Squat Challenge.
What I learned from this Challenge? Too many repetitions of the same exercise, every day, with a little rest it is not for me. I need toning exercises for my legs and butt that will be focused on less repetitions and I need a variety of movements, to exercise different muscles.
- THIS CHALLENGE WAS CONSUMING ALL MY OTHER WORKOUTS
While I was doing this Challenge, I couldn’t do much of other exercises, because I would get so tired and my tight muscles would hurt so much and my knees too. A few times I did some cardio exercises and on Day 25 I couldn’t even finish this Challenge.
My legs gave up on me. So, this is also a good reason to give up on this Challenge, so that I could do other toning and cardio exercises. Now I am focusing on different days to tone different muscle groups so that my muscles can get proper rest and recovery time.
I am also doing toning exercises first and then cardio. This works the best for me.
- MY THIGHS STARTED TO BULK UP
I have pretty much strong legs from all the sport I did in my life and with this challenge my thigh muscles got so big, they bulked up. I don’t want this, I want strong legs but with long muscles, not big muscley legs.
Now I am doing pilates toning for my legs and also some dance inspired exercises, and my legs are starting to slim down.
I have also joined the Total Body Transformation Program with Tracy Campoli and I love it.
I am getting toned and I am burning fat. I am not trying to sell this program to you, but this program is working so great for me.
Also, I am on the 5:2 Diet and that helps too with my health and looks.
So, here you have my main reasons why I gave up on this Challenge and what I learned from it. Here you can see a video where I also talk about it.