Don’t Hate Me Because I Squat

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Squat it out!
Shut up and squat!
Oh my quad!
Oh my gawd becky, look at her squat!

drop it like a squat

These are all things I think to myself when I’m working out, every workout unless it’s only abs day includes squats for me (these are rare, lazy days). I use them to warm up, I do a high number as a workout, I squat with weights on leg day, I do squats to get my blood pumping and wake up during the afternoon slump. I just started my fourth squat challenge. I like squats.

It’s not obvious is it? Not for nothing, in the beginning – the first week of my first challenge, I was non plussed. Sore as hell, cursing myself every time I had to pee or sit, or get up.

Cant Work, Because Squats

Cant Work, Because Squats

However, I was committed to making big changes in my life and wanted to start somewhere, and picking that body part, was pure vanity. I’ve never had an ass. When all is said and done, I want more than my biceps to be poppin’ if ya know what I mean…wink wink, nudge nudge.

Being endowed as I am, I want all my curves to be like POW! BOOM! and people are all, WHAT? Yeah. I digress, ahem… Monday (three days ago) I started my fourth squat challenge, I’ve done the same one each time, I like it that much.


This time I posted about it being Day 1 on facebook, however I left it open ended and invited anyone to join me. I’m very vocal about my activity and have been since Fall of last year. I hashtag all my workout tweets and facebook posts with #DoWork. Currently there are 8 people doing this challenge with me, which is SO exciting that other people are getting motivated to move it! They are literally moving their asses every day because I motivated them to commit to this challenge. THIS PLEASES MOUTHYGIRL.

facebook squats

I’ve had people private message me and tell me how my posts encourage and inspire them and they appreciate how vocal I am about it. These things warm my heart like nothing else. What I want to tell everyone is, I’m not doing this for you. If you benefit from it – that’s fantastic. If I get you moving, even better! If you make life changes because I am, did or will – I am thrilled. FOR YOU.

Whatever your impetus to change, whatever gets you off the couch/bed/seating contraption of choice, I don’t care… Just MOVE.

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Not Afraid

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I take my health for granted. I expect my body to do things for me regardless of how I treat it, and I have always been that way. I have recognized limitations and acquiesced to them, and for far too long. Two months ago, I decided randomly that I wasn’t going to do it anymore….and honestly I don’t even remember the impetus anymore. Making a decision is not hard for me, I’ve been doing that for as long as I can remember. I have acted as if I wasn’t lazy and that’s a damn lie.


I have been lazy for three years. The last two I was in an emotional funk, feeling a hole in myself that I couldn’t fill. Sure I had some small gains in perspective, epiphanies, etc. When you consider yourself a person who is self aware, these things happen frequently. So frequently that you begin to take those too, for granted.

It takes something drastic. Something scary. Something mortal. My body started sending me signals. Feeling discomfort, never being comfortable and I cannot believe now that I have tolerated this for so long! SO FUCKING LONG! I am disgusted with my past, horrified by my history, but not so much that I will dwell.

No, I will move forward, I have seen the light! So to speak. The light is my strength. The light is my past. The things that I have come through in this life it makes no sense for me to back down now. “Really?!!”, I said to myself, “Really bitch?! This is what we’ve come to? Fat, cranky, irregular sex life and couple that with no motivation…really MouthyGirl? This is the best we can do?”

..and I thought about it.

…and I thought about it some more.