This week has been a rough one for me doing the #CommitToFit Challenge. Carl Savard, SUBWAY Canada Commit to Fit ambassador, emailed us our week 3 challenge – Squats. Eeek! I haven’t done squats since Olivia was a baby. That was over 16 years ago!
Back then I was in great shape. I ran, lifted weights and loved to exercise. Things changed for me 10 years ago when I developed chronic pelvic pain. I miss the way my body used to work and how great I felt getting into shape.
With that said, I wasn’t giving up. I didn’t know if I’d be able to do the full amount of squats that Carl suggested, but I figured I’d modify the number to suit my condition.
I realized that I’m soooo out of shape. My muscles are so weak from the years of just doing the bare minimum for exercise. I attempted squats every day, but had to play it by ear based on my pain levels for that particular day. On “good” days, I was able to do more. On “bad” days, I could barely do one.
If you want to try squats, Carl suggests keeping your back as straight as possible and bending from the knees. Do not let your knees go past your toes. I remembered this back when I was doing squats at the gym. They burn a lot of calories and work your glutes! I NEED to work on that area…
Do you incorporate squats into your exercise routine?
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