My journey being diagnosed and living with multiple sclerosis as an active mother of teenage and early twenty-something children, employee, business owner and wife. The struggles and triumphs associated with MS. Sharing information and learning about MS treatment as well as coping strategies.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Yep, I am finally doing it! The 30 Day Squat Challenge
Okay, I have finally given in! I am doing the 30 Day Squat Challenge. You know the one that made its way around social media last spring......Hey! Better late than never! When this started going around Facebook last spring, I had numerous Facebook contacts who were participating and offering each other encouragement and accountability. I wanted to try it then but was pretty sure that I could not keep up with the progressive nature of it at that time. Sticking to one of my New Year's Resolutions however, I did do something. I quietly and without any fan-fair began doing a few squats every day. I think I actually started with five. Over the summer I worked my way up to 25 every morning. Now I can do those 25 without even blinking an eye so I decided it was time to start the actual challenge. Exercise is so important to people with Multiple Sclerosis and aside from the physical limitations that may prevent us from performing certain exercises we also suffer from just plain lack of motivation! Even though the "rush" of doing this challenge seems to have passed in my social media circles, hopefully there are a few of you out there that can keep me accountable and help me stick with it. I am proud of myself for consistently working up to the point where I feel like I can even attempt it! Anyone want to do it with me?