Monday, January 3, 2011

Squats and Sit-Ups

Squats have always been my nemesis! I had knee surgery in 1987 (WOW! I'm OLD!) to have a benign tumor removed from my knee cap. After the surgery, the physical therapist gave me some exercises to do and said, "Keep doing these for a while." Well, to a 14 year old girl, a while is 2 weeks. Until about 5 years ago, I did not have the strength in my quads to do squats. I have now just started week 4 of this challenge and I am amazed at what I can do! Now, the first week was holy hell, but since then, I am just getting stronger.

Sit-ups are Satan's way of sprinkling evil on our core. Okay, maybe that goes a little far, but I don't like 'em. I am starting this challenge today. I started it last week, but since I broke my arm on Tuesday, I decided to wait another week on this one. So I will be doing this in a few before the kiddos get home.


  1. Dude, how about some wall squats for fun??? Lean your back against a wall and slide down until your legs are in a sitting position-then hold for 30 seconds. Good times.

    Polar's Mom

  2. Hey, I was 26 and a mother already in '87. I'm OLD (lol). Sprinkling evil on our, but then the angel heals us all up and makes us stronger, right?

  3. I did 180 good form squats (not in a row) and 22 sit-ups. I have a long way to go!

  4. I still laough out loud every time I come to your blog and see that fruit-man trophy looking at me!

    Stronger and stronger is what awaits you!