30in30 #1: 50+ squats


Starting 30 in 30 from the top, although the intention isn’t to work down the list daily. Task #1 is to do more than 50 squats in one set.

Squats are not difficult, but they are not easy either, especially to keep to good form towards the end of a long set. I ended up doing 3 sets @75 reps per set. Knees are a little sore, but it’ll pass. I think I can work up to a 101 rep set soon.

30 in 30 challenge — april 2014


I thought I’d try another monthly challenge format. This is 30 tasks in 30 days. There are many versions around: fitness, photography, diet or personal development related. Some are no more than prompts for blog posts and then there are some downright odd ones like this manga challenge (day 3: your favourite manga character).

What I’m going to do is a simplified version of the on-going 101 in 1001 challenge: 30 tasks, each should be achievable in a day. Let’s see how this goes.


  1. do more than 50 squats in one set
  2. do more than 50 crunches in one set
  3. 30 day shred level 1
  4. 30 day shred level 2
  5. 30 day shred level 3
  6. run/walk/bike 30mins
  7. run/walk/bike 60mins
  8. take a walk somewhere with fresh air
  9. do something relaxing
  10. sleep early
    food & drink

  12. 5 different vegetables in a day
  13. 3 different fruits in a day
  14. no red meat day
  15. no alcohol day
  16. no snack day
  17. new savoury recipe
  18. new sweet recipe
  19. plan 3 course menu

  21. treat for my birthday
  22. treat for mm birthday
  23. activity with family
  24. gratitude at 1:11 or 11:11

  26. finish outline for PP
  27. 1000 words PP
  28. find font for LL cover
  29. read a new author

  31. submit to a photography challenge
  32. photo topic: box
  33. photo topic: travel
  34. photo topic: water