Stepping up the Exercise for Better Fat Burning Results

Hello! How are you all today? I’m doing great! My thighs are slightly burning and sore right now because I just did 31 squats. Why did I do 31 squats you ask? Because I am taking the two hundred squats challenge! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for the last few weeks and am dedicated and motivated to lose 80 pounds by Sept. 1, 2010. So far my weight loss has been super slow so I’ve decided to step up the progress by adding more exercise. I’ve been doing a dance aerobics video which is 25 minutes and is a good cardio workout, but I need to also tone and strengthen my body…not just lose the fat. Plus, when your body has more muscle, it naturally burns more fat. So, I am doing the 200 squats challenge for a couple of reasons: 1) To help my body burn more fat and 2) to get my legs back in shape. I used to have pretty, thin legs, but since I’ve put on the extra poundage and have gotten older (how did that happen so quickly???) my legs are cellulite ridden and heavier. It would be nice to have decent legs this summer :)

So, the initial test is to see how many squats you can do, in the proper form of course. For my age, 31 is in the excellent range, so I’m pretty proud that I could do 31 to start with. I did take a 3 second breather after 28, so I should probably only count 28, but I did push myself to 31. After doing them, I was out of breath and my legs felt like jello, but it did feel really good to do them.

It doesn’t cost anything to join the challenge, so I encourage you to join too if you’re looking for a great way to get motivated and give yourself a goal to reach. I’ll keep you posted as to my progress. Leave a comment and let me know if you’re going to take the challenge as well.

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3 Responses to Stepping up the Exercise for Better Fat Burning Results

  1. WOW What an inspiration you are! Darn-it, you just inspired me to do this challenge too! I do need to get my legs back into shape as I coach a Girls On the Run team 2 times a year and our Spring season is coming up and I haven’t dont squat (get it… Squat…hee hee). I think I will take my initial test tomorrow and see where I fall and where I can start.

    I am so sure you will meet your goal of losing 80 pounds by Sept. 1, 2010!! Whoohoooo!

    Keep up the great work

  2. TooManyHatsNo Gravatar says:

    Squats are excellent exercise. I just started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and it is a WORKOUT for sure. Even with all my running, I am feeling the burn with Jillian.
    .-= TooManyHats´s last blog ..So The Story Goes… =-.

  3. MaryNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you ladies! Aurelia, you crack me up with your little puns! I love ‘em!!! Oh yeah I’m really feeling those squats today!!! I can hardly walk…LOL!!! But I know by Monday when I start the actual 3 days a week, my legs will feel better and I’ll be ready to start increasing how many I can do. :)

    I’m going to check out Jillian’s workout! I know she’s good and I’m really wanting to burn the fat off! :)

    Here’s to our success!!!

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