Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step— Martin Luther King Jr.
I’ve been interested in health and fitness for a while. I run semi-regularly with my partner, and before a concussion a few years ago, I used to regularly do strength and HIIT workouts.
However, lately I’ve been feeling flabby and uninspired. Combined with this, I have always had a vague dream of getting down to 55kg in my 20s. The end of my 20s are now fast approaching (I’m 28!), so I need to get it done now!
A few days ago, I had an idea to keep inspired with my workouts… What if, every day, I do a different workout? Legs one day, abs another, and strength on another. And what if I sourced those workouts from Google?
An idea was born!
So, let’s talk rules first. Each day I will do a different work out, starting on page one of Google with the search terms “at-home leg workout”, “at-home ab workout”, and “at-home arm workout”, and working through deeper into the workout pages.
For a page to qualify as a workout, it must contain a number of exercises, and must specify sets and/or reps.
I decided to start with a leg workout – leg exercises tend to be my favourite type of exercise, so I thought they’d provide an easy way for me to ease myself into the workouts.
For Day 1, I used Coach Mag’s leg workout. It involved 3 sets of 10 reps for each exercise. Here it is:
My favourite exercises were Squats, Good Mornings, Glute Bridges. However, I’ve got to say, the Pistol Squats were really killer.
I started out by doing 10 reps of each exercise, but then realised I could do things my way, so I just did 20 reps of each, to get everything ticked off.
However, I was extremely careful with keeping good form – I know bad form can quickly destroy your chances of working out through injury.
Tomorrow, I’ll weigh myself and measure myself, with the hope of looking back at the stats with a sense of pride, haha.
Till then – have an amazing day!