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100 Squat Challenge Update, Blood Work and it’s Not my Thyroid

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Last Updated on April 12, 2021

Squat workout for a tight butt

I’ve successfully done 100 squats a days since May 27th and honestly without partner in crime Jen from Pretty n’ Paleo battling it out right beside me, I may have quit.  It’s also even more inspiring to me that Jen is 7 months pregnant ya’ll.

No joke. I couldn’t even walk a quarter of a mile when I was pregnant.  I tried and was miserable.   That this strong woman is doing this every day is incredible to me. It wasn’t easy at first like the others but once you put your heart into it and motivate yourself into achieving your goal weight and ideal body figure then it will all be worth it. Aside from motivation and discipline, a good pair of squat shoes featured on Shoe Adviser will add value and comfort to your 100 squats challenge journey.

The third day of the challenge,  I was so sore but I pushed through it and Mr. Bejelly has reported that my butt is looking better, lol.   I can see a difference too and another thing that I love about this workout is that it’s just small amounts of effort throughout the day so I can fit it in.  I was failing at trying to schedule an hour to work out and that constant failure was just another reason why I couldn’t lose weight.

I also had my annual visit with my doctor and ran a bunch of blood work.  My fasting blood sugar was 70. My total cholesterol was 195 (LDL 107, HDL 75, Triglycerides 75) and my thyroid is 100% normal.  Yeah, I was thinking my thyroid was going wonky again like it did post-pregnancy.  By the way, postpartum thyroid issues are very common and I was able to treat mine using a thyroid supplement  and I did also use Lugol’s in conjunction.

This lead to much discussion with my doctor about my adrenals and after more blood work, I have some minor adrenal issues.  I’m taking this adrenal support supplement and I can see some small success with it.  I’m taking it for a month and a half and I’ll report how it’s working.

I’m excited to finally be on the right track and I’m hoping to get to my goal by my birthday!

Also, Heather, I didn’t forget about you.  Are you still in the challenge?

If you want to follow Jen and I along or join us in the insanity you can find us on twitter using the hastag #DO100SQUATS430DAYS

Marcie W.

Monday 17th of June 2013

I absolutely despise squats but have noticed that doing them anyway has absolutely perked my booty. The results are enough to keep me going!

Shell Feis

Sunday 16th of June 2013

What a great challenge! How awesome that you're seeing results already!


Saturday 15th of June 2013

Love this challenge. I was looking at a photo of myself from a few years ago and I had realized how much weight I have put on. I really need to get moving!

Crystal @ Simply Being

Monday 10th of June 2013

I think I need to try this squat challenge!

Deidre Edwards

Monday 10th of June 2013

Congrats! You are an inspiration for me- thanks! Regarding hormone issues, I am really benefitting from reading Dr. Sara Gottfried's book, The Hormone Cure. Should be in the hands of every woman on the planet! Please check it out. Found myself leaping off the pages, so to speak. (This is not a paid endorsement :) )

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 10th of June 2013

Thanks so much for the recommendation :) I'm going to check it out and I hope that you're well hun.